As a signatory to the 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement, and in a June 2019 Amendment to the Climate Change Act, the UK has committed to an ambitious transformation of its economy and achieve net zero emissions by 2050. However, carbon-based fuels and platform chemicals will remain important to the economy. Carbon capture and storage could support this industrial need whilst reducing the UK's carbon emissions.

Research champion

  • Niall Mac Dowell

    Niall Mac Dowell

    Personal details

    Niall Mac Dowell Professor of Future Energy Systems, Centre for Environmental Policy

    +44 (0)20 7594 9298

    Research interests

    • energy systems
    • CO2 capture
    • transition to a low carbon economy


    16 Prince's Gardens
    South Kensington Campus

Academic expertise