November 2019

28.11.2019

# Calls & events

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Job: Associate Director, Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions

Deadline: 01. December 2019

"Reporting to the Executive Director of PICS, the Associate Director is responsible for overall operations and a number of key PICS programs including research and student engagement, and will develop and oversee events and other outreach activities that implement PICS strategic plan and promote the goals of PICS."

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27.11.2019

# Projects

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University Initiative: Cambridge Zero

"Cambridge Zero is not just about developing greener technologies. It will harness the full range of the University’s research and policy expertise, developing solutions that work for our lives, our society and our economy."

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26.11.2019

# Political Papers

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Honegger, M.; et al. (2019): Net-zero emissions: The role of Carbon Dioxide Removal in the Paris Agreement. Policy Briefing Report

Honegger, M.; Michaelowa, A.; Poralla, M. (2019): Net-zero emissions: The role of Carbon Dioxide Removal in the Paris Agreement. Policy Briefing Report. Perspectives Climate Research, Freiburg.

"While seemingly far-off, the need to achieve a balance of emissions and removals has sharpened focus on the necessity for drastic emissions reductions as well as advancing carbon dioxide removals. Policy planning processes increasingly ought to anticipate a path toward reaching net-zero emissions and the Perspectives team is working on several fronts to support such processes with policy proposals and research. This briefing report seeks to outline the broad strokes of issues surrounding carbon dioxide removal (or negative emissions) for negotiators and national decision makers tasked with preparing LEDS, revising NDCs or advancing related policies as well as for observers and potentially concerned industries."

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25.11.2019

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Newsletter of Week 48 of 2019

The newsletter of calendar week 48 in 2019 is now available here.


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25.11.2019

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CarbonBrief: Analysis: Global coal power set for record fall in 2019

"Global electricity production from coal is on track to fall by around 3% in 2019, the largest drop on record."

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25.11.2019

# Calls & events

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Call for Attendance: ESG Speakers Series at Utrecht University – Governance of Solar Geoengineering: Linking International Climate Policies

10. December 2019, Utrecht / The Netherlands

"The Earth System Governance Speaker Series at Utrecht University is excited to host author and scholar Dr Jesse Reynolds of University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, who will share his insights on the governance of solar geoengineering with regard to international climate policies, followed by a discussion by Wageningen University’s Dr Aarti Gupta."

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25.11.2019

# Media

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Cognitive Medium: Blog post by Michael Nielsen: The impact of direct air carbon capture on climate change

"In these notes I explore one set of ideas for helping address climate change: direct air capture (DAC) of carbon dioxide – basically, using clever chemical reactions to pull CO2 out of the atmosphere, so it can be stored or re-used."

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25.11.2019

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Call for Papers: ICGG 2020: 14. International Conference on Geotechnics and Geoengineering

Deadline: 28. November 2019

"ICGG 2020: 14. International Conference on Geotechnics and Geoengineering aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Geotechnics and Geoengineering. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Geotechnics and Geoengineering."

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25.11.2019

# New Publications

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New patent: Carbon Dioxide Capture Method and Facility

"A carbon dioxide capture facility is disclosed comprising packing formed as a slab, and at least one liquid source. The slab has opposed dominant faces, the opposed dominant faces being at least partially wind penetrable to allow wind to flow through the packing."

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25.11.2019

# Media

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Financial Times: Carbon offset gold rush is distracting us from climate change

"Thanks to climate change, a rash of organisations are now offering to absolve guilt over polluting if we pay them to “offset” carbon, sometimes by planting trees. While their motives may be admirable, this new gold rush could prove to be a dangerous delusion."

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