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CSA Joins 500 Organizations in Letter On Carbon Capture

July 19, 2021
By CSA Sisters of St. Agnes

In an open-letter signed by over 500 groups including CSA, civil society, and Indigenous people organizations worldwide, the Center for International Environmental Law expresses deep concerns about our governments’ support for carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies. 

The world is confronting a climate emergency. Avoiding climate catastrophe requires immediate and dramatic reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that are possible only with a significant investment of public resources in proven mitigation measures. 

Despite occupying center stage in the “net zero” climate plans trumpeted by the United States, Canada, and other countries at the Leaders’ Summit on Climate, carbon capture is not a climate solution. 

On the contrary, investing in carbon capture delays the needed transition away from fossil fuels and other combustible energy sources. It poses significant new environmental, health, and safety risks, particularly to Black, Brown, and Indigenous communities already overburdened by industrial pollution, dispossession, and the impacts of climate change.

 

You can read more about Carbon Capture and Storage here: https://bit.ly/36Ja8Wy 

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