April 2019

08.04.2019

# New Publications

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Pires, J. (2019): Negative emissions technologies: A complementary solution for climate change mitigation

Pires, J. (2019): Negative emissions technologies: A complementary solution for climate change mitigation. In: Science of the Total Environment 672, S. 502–514. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.04.004.

"Carbon dioxide (CO2) is the main greenhouse gas (GHG) and its atmospheric concentration is currently 50% higher than pre-industrial levels. The continuous GHGs emissions may lead to severe and irreversible consequences in the climate system. [...] This paper aims to present the recent research works regarding NETs, focusing the research findings achieved by academic groups and projects."

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08.04.2019

# Calls & events

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Jobs at Carbon Engineering

Deadline: April 2019

"At CE, you’ll work with smart, adventurous, curious people. We’re pioneers, as well as swiss-army knives, and joining our team means joining our family. From lunchroom banter, to problem-solving debates, we genuinely enjoy each other’s company and respect each other’s skills."

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08.04.2019

# Media

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The Scotsman: World seems ambivalent about swift action on climate change – IPCC chair

"Reducing the greenhouse gas emissions that are driving climate change will involve answering difficult questions about our lifestyles, and the signs are ambivalent about what action the world will take, write Professor Hoesung Lee, chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and Professor Jim Skea, co-chair of IPCC Working Group III."


Read more at: https://www.scotsman.com/news/opinion/world-seems-ambivalent-about-swift-action-on-climate-change-ipcc-chair-1-4900269?utm_campaign=Carbon%20Brief%20Daily%20Briefing&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Revue%20newslett"

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08.04.2019

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NZHerald: Opinion: Why a 'two-basket' emissions approach to climate change is hot air

"Pine forestry reforestation is not the silver bullet – because conifers absorb more heat from the sun than most types of vegetation."

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08.04.2019

# New Publications

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Lewis, S.; et al. (2019): Restoring natural forests is the best way to remove atmospheric carbon

Lewis, S.; Wheeler, C.; Mitchard, E.; Koch, A. (2019): Restoring natural forests is the best way to remove atmospheric carbon. In: Nature 568 (7750), S. 25–28. DOI: 10.1038/d41586-019-01026-8.

"To stem global warming, deforestation must stop. And restoration programmes worldwide should return all degraded lands to natural forests — and protect them. More carbon must be stored on land, while recognizing competing pressures to deliver food, fuel, fodder and fibre."

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08.04.2019

# New Publications

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Bipartisan Policy Center (2019): Carbon Removal: Comparing Historical Federal Research Investments with the National Academies’ Recommended Future Funding Levels

Bipartisan Policy Center (2019): Carbon Removal: Comparing Historical Federal Research Investments with the National Academies’ Recommended Future Funding Levels. Online: https://bipartisanpolicy.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Carbon-Removal-Comparing-Historical-Investments-with-the-National-Academies-Recommendations.pdf

"The objective of this analysis is to review the historical baseline estimates of cumulative federal RD&D investment related to carbon removal and assess how they compare with the recommended future funding levels from the 2018 NASEM report."

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08.04.2019

# Media

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Impactalpha: How negative can carbontech entrepreneurs go?

"The goal of carbon-neutrality is passé, if as yet unrealized. With climate change hard upon us, startups are aiming to scale techniques to suck billions, or hundreds of billions, of tons of carbon out of the atmosphere."

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08.04.2019

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Kleinman Center for Energy Policy: A Hard Look at Negative Emissions (Video)

"Much faith is being put in the ability of negative emissions technologies to slow the pace of climate change. Glen Peters of Norway’s Center for International Climate Research looks at the potential of negative emissions strategies, and the steep challenges to implementing them."

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08.04.2019

# Media

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Medium: The Green New Deal Was Blocked. Now What?

"The climate emergency is already affecting many of us with droughts, floods, and intensifying storms — -and things will only get more dire in the years ahead."

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08.04.2019

# New Publications

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McDonald, J.; et al. (2019): Governing geoengineering research for the Great Barrier Reef

McDonald, J.; McGee, J.; Brent, K.; Burns, W. (2019): Governing geoengineering research for the Great Barrier Reef. In: Climate Policy 92 (10), S. 1–11. DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2019.1592742.

"Coral reefs are highly vulnerable to the impacts of rising marine temperatures and marine heatwaves. Mitigating dangerous climate change is essential and urgent, but many reef systems are already suffering on current levels of warming. Geoengineering options are worth exploring to protect the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) from extreme warming conditions, but we contend that they require strong governance and public consultation from the outset."

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