FutureCoal Global Alliance represents members who are industry leaders and committed to playing an active, constructive role in meeting the global challenge of climate change.
Pathway towards zero emissions
- Multiple independent forecasts show that coal will continue to play a significant role in the energy mix for decades to come, particularly in developing and emerging economies in Asia and Africa.
- Solutions to climate change will come through technological change and action on all low emission technologies.
- There is a pathway towards zero emissions from coal, which starts with high efficiency low emission (HELE) coal technologies and progresses to carbon capture, use and storage (CCUS).
- We need greater action and commitment to accelerate the deployment of CCUS globally to ensure we meet the targets set in the Paris Agreement.
According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), all pathways to well below 2°C rely heavily on carbon removal technologies, including CCUS. In fact, a third of the incremental emission reductions to go from 2°C to 1.5°C will need to come from deployment of CCUS in a variety of applications.
FutureCoal has called on governments to move quickly to support CCUS deployment by promoting policy parity alongside other low emission technologies. In its report Driving CCUS deployment: The pathway to zero emissions from coal, FutureCoal calls for an international commitment on CCUS and action to advance its deployment across various sectors, including electricity generation, industrial applications and bioenergy.
Our Climate Change Advocacy
As an active participant in climate change forums and negotiations, we support the global movement to reduce emissions, thereby mitigating against the potential impacts of climate change.
Our commitment to progress is evident in our work programme, which covers a range of issues encompassing clean coal technologies, environmental protection and sustainable development. The FutureCoal Global Alliance, together with partners, both public and private, actively seek to support HELE technologies and advance CCUS deployment globally.
Looking ahead, it will be vitally important that implementation of the Paris Agreement integrates environmental imperatives with all of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, including universal access to energy and social and economic development, alongside energy security considerations.