Nair de Sousa

2021 Fellowship Alumna, Angola

Opportunities for Carbon Capture and Storage Projects in Angola

Recent reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the International Energy Agency have emphasized the need for both swift actions to avoid the worst impacts of climate change and the need for carbon-free technologies like carbon capture to put us on a pathway to a net-zero emissions future.

Carbon capture refers to a suite of technologies that capture carbon dioxide emissions from industrial and power facilities and directly from the air, transport them, and store them underground in geologic storage. Commercializing carbon capture around the world is critical to climate action, and we must accelerate its deployment in every corner of the world, including in developing economies where energy demand is likely to increase significantly. Understanding this, I decided to dig into the prospects for carbon capture and storage in my country, Angola, examining the deployment opportunities and main barriers hindering its deployment…

Learn more about how Nair de Sousa, 2021 Alumna from Angola and Professional Development Experience Fellow at the Clean Air Task Force (CATF), hopes that carbon capture can make a difference in the fight against climate change in this piece for the CATF.

The Mandela Washington Fellowship is a program of the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and administered by IREX.  The views expressed in this piece are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the U.S. Government.

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