Capturer le carbone

The ecological transition (energy or agro-ecological transition, development issues, etc.) is a subject of public policies. They are complex, sometimes underpinned by blockages or misunderstandings. At IDDRI, we propose possible solutions based on science. We put them on the democratic agenda because they are aimed at political and economic decision-makers, as well as at civil society as a whole. In these podcasts, IDDRI research fellows present their thoughts to shed light on the debate.

Carbon capture is the subject of our new episode.

Is removing the CO2 already in the atmosphere and "cleaning" it of its greenhouse gases the solution to the fight against global warming? It is technically possible, by relying on the growth of plants or on new technologies. But this can lead to risks and harmful effects, particularly on biodiversity. Yet this idea is sometimes presented as a miracle solution for achieving carbon neutrality, at the risk of distracting us from the real emergency: reducing our emissions. So what are the different carbon capture practices and the associated risks? How do the various players stand in the middle of this debate? Alexandra Deprez answers Sophie Larmoyer's questions. 

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