October 2019

02.10.2019

# Media

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Quartz: Carbon Engineering is doubling its CO2-capturing machine even before it’s built

"One of the first companies planning to capture carbon dioxide from the air says it has enough demand from polluters to double its initial plans, a promising sign for the nascent technology."

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02.10.2019

# Political Papers

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Beasley, E.; et al. (2019): Guide to Including Nature in Nationally Determined Contributions. A Checklist of Information and Accounting Approaches for Natural Climate Solutions

Beasley, Erin; Schindler Murray, Lisa; Funk, Jason; Lujan, Breanna; Kasprzyk, Kiryssa; Burns, David (2019): Guide to Including Nature in Nationally Determined Contributions. A Checklist of Information and Accounting Approaches for Natural Climate Solutions. 

"This guide provides options to build from and enhance the NDC throughout the revision cycles in a way that is consistent with guidance and categories for activities previously developed through the UNFCCC."

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02.10.2019

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The Guardian: Bad ancestors: does the climate crisis violate the rights of those yet to be born?

"Our environmental vandalism has made urgent the question of ethical responsibilities across decades and centuries."

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02.10.2019

# New Publications

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Daniel, K.; et al. (2019): Declining CO2 price paths

Daniel, Kent D.; Litterman, Robert B.; Wagner, Gernot (2019): Declining CO2 price paths. In: PNAS, S. 201817444. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1817444116.

"Risk and uncertainty are important in pricing climate damages. Despite a burgeoning literature, attempts to marry insights from asset pricing with climate economics have largely failed to supplement—let alone supplant—decades-old climate–economy models, largely due to their analytic and computational complexity. Here, we introduce a simple, modular framework that identifies core trade-offs, highlights the sensitivity of results to key inputs, and helps pinpoint areas for further work."

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01.10.2019

# Calls & events

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Job at the Global CCS Institute: Senior Foundations and Grants Lead

No Deadline

"The Senior Foundations and Grants Lead is responsible for building up this element of our business by establishing relationships and securing grants from private, government and multi-lateral organizations globally to support our mission."

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01.10.2019

# Media

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BBC: Climate change: Electrical industry's 'dirty secret' boosts warming

"It's the most powerful greenhouse gas known to humanity, and emissions have risen rapidly in recent years, the BBC has learned. Sulphur hexafluoride, or SF6, is widely used in the electrical industry to prevent short circuits and accidents."

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01.10.2019

# Calls & events

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Job at Heriot Watt University: Assistant/Associate Professors in Low Carbon Processes

Deadline: 14. October 2019

"Candidates are expected to have a demonstrable record of relevant research coupled with an ability to contribute to the quality and innovation of our teaching in our core areas of mechanical engineering or chemical engineering. 

Candidates will be expected to have a strong track record of research in one or more of the following areas:

  • Carbon dioxide capture and utilisation technologies
  • Hybrid energy systems, particularly integration of CCUS and hydrogen/renewables technologies
  • Energy storage and materials for energy
  • Energy systems and process integration
  • Systems analysis and modelling of low-carbon processes"

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01.10.2019

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Reuters: Norway's CO2 seabed storage project gets boost from industry, EU

"Norway’s Equinor signed preliminary agreements on Thursday with seven potential industrial customers for its project to develop carbon dioxide storage under the North Sea, a crucial step toward securing state funding. The project, called Northern Lights and led by Equinor in partnership with Shell and Total, is part of the country’s efforts to combat climate change."

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01.10.2019

# Political Papers

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Call for comments: AGU position statement on climate

"We encourage our members to engage in the process by reviewing the current position statements out for review and submitting their comments via the forms linked after the draft statements. If a position statement is not listed below, it is not up for comment.

Statements up for review

  1. Position statement "Society Must Address the Growing Climate Crisis Now"; Member comment period ends: 13 October at 12:00 a.m.

  2. Position statement "Principles Towards a Data Culture of Use, Sharing, Curation, and Attribution"; Member comment period ends: 13 October at 12:00 a.m."


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01.10.2019

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Blog post: Shannon Fiume: Climate Action to CDR Q&A

"How much Carbon do we need to pull out of the air (and oceans) to get to a Carbon Dioxide concentration of 281 ppm, as it was in the pre-Anthropocene? As of late last year by the latest emissions figures reported by the Global Carbon Budget Project, we need to pull about 460 gigatonnes of Carbon or remove 1.6 trillion tonnes of Carbon Dioxide from the atmosphere."

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