South African Centre for Carbon Capture & Storage



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The Institute welcomes SANEDI

The Global CCS Institute is pleased to announce that the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) is one of the newest Institute members. In this article, SACCCS’s Evelyn Nyandoro and Thabo Mosia introduce the South Africa’s CCS programme and initiatives.

The challenge of global warming and climate change has come into prominence in the last few decades as evidence is mounting that increasing anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions are responsible. The current trajectory of global emissions is not sustainable and drastic action needs to be taken to achieve the climate change Paris target of significantly less than two degree Celsius. South Africa is part of the global community that has set targets to reduce its contribution to global emissions and reduce the effects of global warming. The South African government has pledged to reduce its total CO2 emissions by 34 per cent by 2020 and 42 per cent by 2025. Several strategies have been proposed to achieve these targets, including energy efficiency, renewable energy, nuclear, cleaner mobility and carbon capture and storage (CCS) amongst others.
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