Published on 23 November, 2022,  the ‘BECCS Done Well’ Report joins others (such as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change[1]) in recognising that a range of Negative Emissions Technologies — both nature- and technology-based — will be needed if we are to limit the global temperature increase to 1.5oC by the end of the century.

As part of this technology mix, BECCS is projected to expand significantly in the next 30 years, yet continues to stir debate, with the sustainability movement divided on its viability and sustainability credentials.

In a concerted effort to move this debate forward, an independent Inquiry commissioned by energy company Drax and led by Forum has brought together a High Level Panel to distil extensive research, literature reviews and witness testimony into actionable areas that, if delivered, would confirm BECCS as a viable option. 

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Supplementary materials to the inquiry

[1] p.40 IPCC, 2022: Summary for Policymakers. In: Climate Change 2022: Mitigation of Climate Change.