14.12.2015

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van Vuuren, Detlef P.; et al. (2015): Implications of long-term scenarios for medium-term targets (2050)

van Vuuren, Detlef P.; van Sluisveld, Mariësse; Hof, Andries F. (2015): Implications of long-term scenarios for medium-term targets (2050). PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency.

Report with afforestation (3.5) and negative emissions (4). "If fast and substantial reduction of greenhouse gas emissions is postponed further, there are fewer options available to stay below a 2 °C warming at the end of the century. Delayed action is likely to require measures that remove CO2 from the atmosphere by planting forests and/or using bioenergy in combination with carbon capture and storage in order to meet the 2 °C target. The latter technique still involves considerable challenges. Climate policy decisions in the next years are therefore likely to have long-term implications."

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09.12.2015

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Bellona Europa (2015): IPCC 5th Climate Assessment Report: An unequivocal call for action on (Bio-)CCS

Bellona Europa (2015): IPCC 5th Climate Assessment Report: An unequivocal call for action on (Bio-)CCS (Bellona Brief).

"Drastically increase decarbonisation costs; preclude reaching the 2°C / 450 ppm target this century; likely result in missing our only chance to deal with runaway climate change; alienate potential allies from industrial sectors needed for deep decarbonisation; and increase the political barriers to transformational change. This brief, summarising the case for action on CCS and Bio-CCS as laid out in the IPCC 5AR, is being launched today, 7 December 2015, at the UN Climate Conference COP 21, where Bellona’s Founder and President Frederic Hauge is speaking among the IPCC’s Vice Chair, Jean-Pascal van Ypersele, and Associate Professor at Radbout University, Heleen de Coninck."

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07.12.2015

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Biofuelwatch (2015): Last-ditch climate option or wishful thinking? Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage

Biofuelwatch (2015): Last-ditch climate option or wishful thinking? Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage. With assistance of Almuth Ernsting, Oliver Munnion.

"The report looks in detail at the technical and economic viability of the technologies involved, at the credibility of the idea that large-scale BECCS could be carbon-negative, at the evidence regarding the reliability of carbon storage and at the greenhouse gas impacts of combining Carbon Capture and Storage with Enhanced Oil Recovery."

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06.11.2015

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Biofuelwatch (2015): Smoke and Mirrors. Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS)

Biofuelwatch (2015): Smoke and Mirrors. Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS). Policy briefing.

"However, while BECCS might pose a major threat to biodiversity in theory, there is virtually no possibility of large-scale BECCS application because the technologies are technically and economically unviable. The real threats posed by promotion of BECCS are ongoing distraction from the urgent necessity of a rapid phase out of fossil fuel burning and ecosystem and biodiversity destruction, and the distraction of attention away from genuine and credible ways of sequestering carbon: agroecology and ecosystem regeneration."

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29.10.2015

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The Stanley Foundation; Perspectives (2015): Assessing Global Climte Engineering Governance. Policy dialogue brief

The Stanley Foundation; Perspectives (2015): Assessing Global Climte Engineering Governance. Policy dialogue brief. Zurich.

"This policy dialogue brief looks at five elements for enhancing global climate engineering governance: the development of knowledge, assessing technology options and deployment pathways, building institutional capacity, decisions and regulations on deployment, and a technology investment mechanism."

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27.10.2015

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Sutton, Philip (2015): Striking Targets. Matching Climate Goals with Climate Reality

Sutton, Philip (2015): Striking Targets. Matching Climate Goals with Climate Reality. Breakthrough.

Including carbon removal in a policy mix. "In this latest paper, Philip Sutton highlights what he sees as an impending shift in the purpose of climate campaigning and calls for the most effective action in the new ‘post-Paris’ era."

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12.10.2015

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EBTP (2015): Biomass with CO2 Capture and Storage (Bio-CCS). The way forward for Europe

EBTP (2015): Biomass with CO2 Capture and Storage (Bio-CCS). The way forward for Europe. European Technology Platform for Zero Emission Fossil Fuel Power Plants. Available online at http://www.biofuelstp.eu/bio-ccs.html.

"This report was produced by the Zero Emissions Platform with input from the European Biofuels Technology Platform. Bio-CCS combines sustainable biomass conversion with CO2 Capture and Storage (CCS) – e.g. in biofuels and bioenergy production – and is already being deployed at industrial scale in the U.S. Use of biofuels and bioenergy is steadily increasing in the European Union (EU) due to targets for renewable energy sources and certain biofuels production routes could provide “low-hanging fruits” for early, low-cost CCS deployment."

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12.10.2015

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Secretariat of the CBD (2015): Update on Climate Geoengineering in relation to the Convention on Biological Diversity. Potential Impacts and Regulatory Framework

Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (2015): Update on Climate Geoengineering in relation to the Convention on Biological Diversity. Potential Impacts and Regulatory Framework (provisional agenda, item 4.2).

"The present note expands on the interim update prepared for SBSTTA-18, with the inclusion of additional information from the Synthesis Report of the Fifth Assessment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and other more recent publications. This report has been prepared by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity with the assistance of the lead authors of Parts I and II of CBD Technical Series No. 66."

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03.08.2015

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Living With Environmental Change (LWEC) (2015): Geoengineering and its governance. If geoengineering technologies could help to address climate change how should they be governed?

Living With Environmental Change (LWEC) (2015): Geoengineering and its governance. If geoengineering technologies could help to address climate change how should they be governed? With assistance of Peter Healey, Steve Rayner (Policy and Practice Notes, 18).

"The Living With Environmental Change (LWEC) Partnership of 22 public sector organisations concerned with environmental research have published a Policy & Practice Note drawing on CGG research."

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22.07.2015

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Commission on Global Security, Justice & Governance (2015): Confronting the Crisis of Global Governance

Commission on Global Security, Justice & Governance (2015): Confronting the Crisis of Global Governance. The Hague Institute for Global Justice; Stimson Center. The Hague.

International policy paper on global governance, including climate governance and CE; see p. 49.

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