March 2019

25.03.2019

# New Publications

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Fasihi, M.; et al. (2019): Techno-economic assessment of CO2 direct air capture plants

Fasihi, M.; Efimova, O.; Breyer, C. (2019): Techno-economic assessment of CO2 direct air capture plants. In: Journal of Cleaner Production. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.03.086.

"CO2 direct air capture (DAC) has been increasingly discussed as a climate change mitigation option. Despite technical advances in the past decade, there are still misconceptions about DAC's current and long-term costs as well as energy, water and area demands. This could undermine DAC's anticipated role in a neutral or negative greenhouse gas emission energy system, and influence policy makers. In this study, a literature review and techno-economic analyses of state-of-the-art DAC technologies are performed, wherein, DAC technologies are categorised as high temperature aqueous solutions (HT DAC) and low temperature solid sorbent (LT DAC) systems, from an energy system perspective."

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25.03.2019

# Calls & events

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Job at CICERO: Researcher on climate mitigation, emission trends, and emission scenarios

Deadline: 08. April 2019

"CICERO currently has an open position on greenhouse gas emission trends, biogeochemical cycles, mitigation pathways, and links to the climate system and climate policy. The successful applicant will perform data analysis, computer modelling, paper writing, and application writing. This is a permanent position."

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25.03.2019

# Calls & events

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Call for Abstracts: CLIMATE LAW SPECIAL ISSUE WITH ASSOCIATED WORKSHOP

Deadline: 10. May 2019

"A special issue of the journal Climate Law on the role of international and domestic law in research and potential deployment of carbon dioxide removal (CDR) options is planned for late 2020. Original papers will be considered, not limited to the following topics pertinent to carbon dioxide removal approaches: The role of the Paris Agreement; The relevance of customary international law; The potential role of human rights regimes; Regulation of marine-based CDR options; The relevance of international procedural regimes, including the Espoo and Aarhus Conventions; Potentially pertinent domestic regulatory frameworks, especially those with comparative law relevance;"

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25.03.2019

# Calls & events

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Call for Proposals: Ocean Sciences Meeting 2020

Deadline: 22. May 2019

"The Ocean Sciences Meeting (OSM) is the flagship conference for the ocean sciences and the larger ocean-connected community.  As we approach the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, beginning in 2021, it is increasingly important to gather as a scientific community to raise awareness of the truly global dimension of the ocean, address environmental challenges, and set forth on a path towards a resilient planet. We invite session and tutorial talk proposals for the Ocean Sciences Meeting. The deadline for submissions is 22 May."

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25.03.2019

# New Publications

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Reith, F.; et al. (2019): Meeting climate targets by direct CO2 injections. What price would the ocean have to pay?

Reith, F.; Koeve, W.; Keller, D.; Getzlaff, J.; Oschlies, A. (2019): Meeting climate targets by direct CO2 injections. What price would the ocean have to pay? In: Earth Syst. Dynam. Discuss., S. 1–29. DOI: 10.5194/esd-2018-87.

"We investigate the climate mitigation potential and collateral effects of direct injections of captured CO2 into the deep ocean as a possible means to close the gap between an intermediate CO2 emissions scenario and a specific temperature target, such as the 1.5 °C target aimed for by the Paris Agreement. For that purpose, a suite of approaches for controlling the amount of direct CO2 injections at 3000 m water depth are implemented in an Earth System Model of intermediate complexity."

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25.03.2019

# Media

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GreenBiz: GreenBiz Group announces first conference on the business of carbon removal

"The event focuses on carbon removal — the technologies and practices that result in drawing down carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases from the atmosphere, and sequestering them in the soil, underground and in a wide range of innovative products and materials."

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25.03.2019

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Blocka, M.; et al. (2019): A new chapterShifting Poland towards net-zero economy

Blocka, M.; Sniegocki, A.; Porebna, K.; Wetmanska, Z.; Bukowski, M. (ed.) (2019): A new chapterShifting Poland towards net-zero economy. Online: http://wise-europa.eu/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/New_chapter_Poland_net-zero-1.pdf.

"This report aims to demonstrate that without a bold new vision of changes in all key sectors of the economy, Poland will spend the decades to come among Euope's climate laggards, incurring the associated costs and losing subsequent development opportunities in the emerging low-carbon goods and services markets."

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25.03.2019

# Media

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Project Syndicate: Let’s Talk About Geoengineering

"There is growing scientific interest in solar geoengineering as a possible means of combating climate change in conjunction with emissions cuts. But by foregoing debate and research on these new technologies now, political leaders may actually increase the risks of their future misuse."

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25.03.2019

# Media

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NZZ: Wrangling about Geoengineering (German)

German article on CE

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21.03.2019

# Media

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NZZ: A Swiss resolution on geoengineering fails because of the polarization of the debate (German)

German article on CE

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