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Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Sequestration (BECCS): The Distracting Injustice of an Infeasible and Unlikely Technofix

Rachel Smolker ()
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Development, 2019, vol. 62, issue 1, 13-18

Abstract: Abstract In their constant attempt to avoid responsibility, polluters promote technological innovation as the ‘true’ solution to global warming. This article, through the case of BECCS, illustrates all that is faulty with such reasoning, and how indulging such diversion from addressing the environmental crisis with science-backed solutions violates human rights and the SDGs, and evidently, deepens the crisis and postpones the responsibility of making inconvenient changes to future generations.

Keywords: BECCS; Bioenergy; Carbon capture; Carbon negative; Environment; Sequestration; SDGs (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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DOI: 10.1057/s41301-019-00213-4

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