29.04.2017

# Political Papers

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GDAE (2017): Hope Below Our Feet. Soil as a Climate Solution

GDAE (2017): Hope Below Our Feet. Soil as a Climate Solution. With assistance of Anne-Marie Codur, Seth Itzkan, William Moomaw, Karl Thidemann, Jonathan Harris. Global Development and Environment Institute (Climate Policy Briefing, 4).

"Soils hold about three times more carbon than the atmosphere, and an increase in soil carbon content worldwide could close the “emissions gap” between carbon dioxide reductions pledged at the Paris Agreement of 2015 and those deemed necessary to limit warming to 2oC or less by 2100. To meet this challenge, several international efforts to build soil carbon have been launched, with similar measures underway in the United States."

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24.04.2017

# New Publications

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Walsh, Brian; Ciais, Philippe; et al. (2017): Pathways for balancing CO2 emissions and sinks. In Nature Communications

Walsh, Brian; Ciais, Philippe; et al. (2017): Pathways for balancing CO2 emissions and sinks. In Nature Communications. doi:10.1038/ncomms14856

"We find that, barring unforeseen and transformative technological advancement, anthropogenic emissions need to peak within the next 10 years, to maintain realistic pathways to meeting the COP21 emissions and warming targets. Fossil fuel consumption will probably need to be reduced below a quarter of primary energy supply by 2100 and the allowable consumption rate drops even further if negative emissions technologies remain technologically or economically unfeasible at the global scale."

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24.04.2017

# Media

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the guardian: Can slag heaps help save the planet?

"British scientists are exploring ways to use the steel industry’s waste to capture carbon dioxide in the atmosphere"

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24.04.2017

# Media

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Climate Central: A Cooler Future May Hinge on Removing CO2 From the Air

"Climate pollution equal to about 27 times humans’ 2015 carbon dioxide emissions may have to be removed from the atmosphere and locked underground forever in order to keep the globe from warming beyond 1.5°C (2.7°F) above preindustrial levels, according to a new study. The research, led by scientists at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, or IIASA, in Austria, adds to the mounting evidence that countries will have to physically remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to prevent global warming from exceeding dangerous levels."

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24.04.2017

# Media

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Carbon Brief: UK launches ‘world first’ research programme into negative emissions

"The UK has launched a £8.6m national research programme on how to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. It is thought to be the world’s first research programme dedicated to this topic."

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24.04.2017

# Media

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The Conversation: Worthless mining waste could suck CO₂ out of the atmosphere and reverse emissions

"The Paris Agreement commits nations to limiting global warming to less than 2˚C by the end of the century. However, it is becoming increasingly apparent that, to meet such a massive challenge, societies will need to do more than simply reduce and limit carbon emissions. It seems likely that large scale removal of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere may be called for: so-called “negative emissions”."

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24.04.2017

# Projects

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Project: NERC with £8.6 million UK research programme on greenhouse gas removal

"To help answer these questions, the £8·6 million Greenhouse Gas Removal Research Programme will evaluate the potential and wider implications of a variety of options. For example, researchers will investigate the potential for increasing carbon storage in agricultural soil and forests, and new ways to remove methane gas from the air on a local scale. Other researchers will look into using waste materials from mining as a greenhouse gas removal technique, and explore how bioenergy crops could be used in power stations in combination with carbon capture and storage methods. Recognising that the UK alone cannot solve these problems, the research will address the political, socio-economic, technological and environmental issues concerning the potential for greenhouse gas removal on a global scale."

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24.04.2017

# Media

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Time: Bloomberg and Pope: Plants Are the Key to Repairing Climate Damage

"We simply have to protect valuable natural ecosystems like peat bogs and mangroves, start planting and growing more trees than we cut, adopt farming practices that treat soil as a primary asset rather than stripping it of nutrients and carbon, and allow grasslands to be grazed in ways that enhance, rather than destroy, their productivity. Healthier agriculture and forestry, in all their forms, are the keys to reducing atmospheric concentrations of CO2."

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21.04.2017

# Media

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Republic of East Vancouver: Carbon Dioxide Co2 Removal System Market Research Report Now Available at Research Corridor

"Research Corridor has published a new research study titled “Carbon Dioxide Co2 Removal System Market – Growth, Share, Opportunities, Competitive Analysis and Forecast, 2015 – 2022”. The Carbon Dioxide Co2 Removal System market report studies current as well as future aspects of the Carbon Dioxide Co2 Removal System Market based upon factors such as market dynamics, key ongoing trends and segmentation analysis. Apart from the above elements, the Carbon Dioxide Co2 Removal System Market research report provides a 360-degree view of the Carbon Dioxide Co2 Removal System industry with geographic segmentation, statistical forecast and the competitive landscape."

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19.04.2017

# Projects

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Project: Oceanseeding

Iron fertilization project mainly on fishery. "Oceans are in decline. Projections show that fisheries could collapse by mid-century. [...] Can we still turn the tide?"

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