29.06.2020

# Political Papers

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Union of Concerned Scientists: Issue Brief: Strengthening Public Input on Solar Geoengineering Research

"What’s needed for decisionmaking on atmospheric experiments."

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29.06.2020

# New Publications

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Sapinski, J. P.; et al. (2020): Has it come to this? The promises and perils of geoengineering on the brink

Sapinski, J. P.; Buck, Holly Jean; Malm, Andreas (Eds.) (2020): Has it come to this? The promises and perils of geoengineering on the brink. New Brunswick, Camden: Rutgers University Press (Nature, society, and culture).

"How did we get into this situation where the most extreme path now seems a plausible development? Is it an accurate representation of where we are at? Who is this “we” who is talking? What options make it onto the table? Which are left out? Whom does geoengineering serve? Why is the ensemble of projects that goes by that name so salient, even though the community of researchers and advocates is remarkably small? These are some of the questions that the thinkers contributing to this volume are exploring from perspectives ranging from sociology and geography to ethics and indigenous studies."

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29.06.2020

# New Publications

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Hansson, Anders; et al. (2020): Biochar as multi-purpose sustainable technology: experiences from projects in Tanzania

Hansson, Anders; Haikola, Simon; Fridahl, Mathias; Yanda, Pius; Mabhuye, Edmund; Pauline, Noah (2020): Biochar as multi-purpose sustainable technology: experiences from projects in Tanzania. In Environ Dev Sustain. DOI: 10.1007/s10668-020-00809-8.

"The study is as an empirical contribution to the, as of yet, underdeveloped literature on deployment of negative emissions technologies in LDCs in general and on biochar use in developing countries and LDCs specifically. "

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29.06.2020

# Media

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IEA Press Release: IEA offers world governments a Sustainable Recovery Plan to boost economic growth, create millions of jobs and put emissions into structural decline

"Based on analysis conducted in cooperation with the IMF, new IEA report outlines energy-focused policies and investments to move the world towards a cleaner and more resilient future."

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29.06.2020

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Current News: Bioenergy with carbon capture and storage pilot to launch at Drax Power Station

"A pilot bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) project is to take place in a partnership between Drax and Mistubishi Heavy Industries Engineering (MHI)."

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29.06.2020

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MIT Technology Review: How green sand could capture billions of tons of carbon dioxide

"Scientists are taking a harder look at using carbon-capturing rocks to counteract climate change, but lots of uncertainties remain."

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29.06.2020

# Political Papers

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Rhodium Group (2020): Capturing New Jobs and New Business: Growth Opportunities from Direct Air Capture Scale-Up

"The Linden Trust for Conservation commissioned Rhodium Group to conduct an independent assessment of the potential employment and business opportunities associated with the scale-up of DAC technology in the US. Using the scenarios above, we’ve quantified the number of potential new jobs and other opportunities for growth in major markets like construction, steel, cement, chemicals, electricity, and natural gas, resulting from broader DAC deployment."

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22.06.2020

# Calls & events

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Newsletter of Week 26 of 2020

The newsletter of calendar week 26 of 2020 is now available here.


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22.06.2020

# Political Papers

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Florin, Marie-Valentine; et al. (2020): lnternational governance issues on climate engineering Information for policymakers

Florin, Marie-Valentine; Rouse, Paul; Hubert, Anna-Maria; Honegger, Matthias; Reynolds, Jesse (2020): lnternational governance issues on climate engineering Information for policymakers. Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN). Bern.

"Driven by questions and needs from the international policymaking community to better understand the potential benefits as well as opportunities, risks, uncertainties and other challenges of CDR and SRM, at both technical and governance levels, this report reviews and compares technologies and their potential contributions, costs, risks, uncertainties, before surveying the current legal and institutional landscape of governance regarding climate engineering."

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22.06.2020

# Media

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Airport Technology: Q&A: a look at Europe’s first renewable aviation fuel plant with Climeworks

"Climeworks, alongside other partners, will build Europe’s first plant for the industrial production of hydrogen-based renewable aviation fuel, obtained through a power-to-liquid process. We spoke to Climeworks head of marketing and sales Daniel Egger to find out more about the project and the future of renewable aviation fuels. "

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