22.08.2017

# New Publications

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Marcucci, Adriana; et al. (2017): The road to achieving the long-term Paris targets. Energy transition and the role of direct air capture

Marcucci, Adriana; Kypreos, Socrates; Panos, Evangelos (2017): The road to achieving the long-term Paris targets. Energy transition and the role of direct air capture. In Climatic Change 45 (Part A), p. 1047. DOI: 10.1007/s10584-017-2051-8

"n this paper, we quantify the energy transition and economic consequences of the long-term targets from the Paris agreement, with a particular focus on the targets of limiting global warming by the end of the century to 2 and 1.5 °C. The study assumes early actions and quantifies the market penetration of low carbon technologies, the emission pathways and the economic costs for an efficient reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions such that the temperature limit is not exceeded. We evaluate the potential role of direct air capture (DAC) and its impact on policy costs and energy consumption."

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18.08.2017

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the guardian: We saved the whale. The same vision can save the planet

"Hope alone won’t halt climate change but Al Gore’s latest film highlights the role optimism can play."

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17.08.2017

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Peters, Glen P.; Geden, Oliver (2017): Catalysing a political shift from low to negative carbon

Peters, Glen P.; Geden, Oliver (2017): Catalysing a political shift from low to negative carbon. In Nature Climate change 4, p. 850. DOI: 10.1038/nclimate3369.

"Policymakers are beginning to understand the scale of carbon dioxide removal that is required to keep global warming “well below 2 °C”. This understanding must now be translated into policies that give business the incentive to research, develop and deploy the required technologies."

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16.08.2017

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Parson, Edward A. (2017): Opinion. Climate policymakers and assessments must get serious about climate engineering

Parson, Edward A. (2017): Opinion. Climate policymakers and assessments must get serious about climate engineering. In PNAS 4, p. 201713456. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1713456114.

"Furthermore, the large-scale use of CE is probably essential for achieving prudent climate-change limits, including the Paris target of limiting the average global temperature rise to 1.5–2.0 °C. This conclusion appears unavoidable based on the current level of global greenhouse-gas emissions and the long time-constants of the climate system and the human energy system (e.g., the long atmospheric lifetime of carbon dioxide and the time required for large-scale deployment of new technologies). CE may also enable integrated climate-response strategies that reduce risks in ways not otherwise achievable."

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04.08.2017

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FCEA Blog: Ensuring That We Hear the Voices of the Vulnerable: Toward a Human Rights-Based Approach to Bioenergy and Carbon Capture and Storage

"Institutional governance mechanisms for climate engineering research and/or deployment should be structured to facilitate consideration of the potential impacts of BECCS on human rights."

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03.08.2017

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Seeker: A Geoengineering ‘Cocktail’ Could Dull the Pain of Climate Change

"Combining multiple climate engineering strategies at the same time could dampen the impacts of global warming while avoiding loses in global precipitation levels."

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22.07.2017

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Center for Carbon Removal: Republicans and Democrats Agree on Carbon Dioxide Removal

"Yesterday, hell froze over: U.S. Senate Republicans and Democrats agreed. What got these often warring parties together? Carbon Dioxide Removal. Specifically, a tax credit that incentivizes carbon capture, storage and utilization."

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20.07.2017

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Hansen, James; et al. (2017): Young people's burden. Requirement of negative CO2 emissions

Hansen, James; Sato, Makiko; Kharecha, Pushker; Schuckmann, Karina von; Beerling, David J.; Cao, Junji et al. (2017): Young people's burden. Requirement of negative CO2 emissions. In Earth Syst. Dynam. 8 (3), pp. 577–616. DOI: 10.5194/esd-8-577-2017

"Targets for limiting global warming thus, at minimum, should aim to avoid leaving global temperature at Eemian or higher levels for centuries. Such targets now require negative emissions, i.e., extraction of CO2 from the air. If phasedown of fossil fuel emissions begins soon, improved agricultural and forestry practices, including reforestation and steps to improve soil fertility and increase its carbon content, may provide much of the necessary CO2 extraction."

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20.07.2017

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Simply Sustainable: Is Geoengineering the answer to climate change?

"Following the G20 Summit, French President Emmanuel Macron plans to host another climate summit in December and will again attempt to push Trump to join. Macron was quoted by the Washington Post as saying: “Our world has never been so divided.” His words couldn’t be truer: the USA stood alone on climate change, whereas the 19 other members agreed to push ahead with the Paris Accord to reduce greenhouse gas emissions."

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22.06.2017

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African Newsroom: Seychelles ambassador on climate engineering advisory group

"Seychelles ambassador Ronny Jumeau has been appointed to the international advisory group of a new NGO initiative which seeks to encourage dialogues on climate geoengineering"

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