November 2019

18.11.2019

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Khaleej Times: Climate kids have our attention, but change has to come through govts

"We owe today's young activists a huge debt for sounding the alarm. Now, we need to turn their enthusiasm into an institutionalised political force, and develop a blueprint for a productive economic agenda."

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18.11.2019

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Grist: Candidates are finally talking about climate change, but they’re asking all the wrong questions

"The first two legs — mitigation and adaptation — are the standard pillars of climate policy, wherein governments limit the progression of climate change and safeguard communities from its worst effects. Zeitz argues these aren’t enough."

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17.11.2019

# New Publications

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Pröll, T.; et al. (2019): Biomass-Based Negative Emission Technology Options with Combined Heat and Power Generation

Pröll, Tobias, and Florian Zerobin. 2019. “Biomass-Based Negative Emission Technology Options with Combined Heat and Power Generation.” Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change 24 (7): 1307–24. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11027-019-9841-4.

"The results show that both bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) and biochar qualify as negative emission technologies (NETs) and that there is an energy-based performance advantage of BECCS over biochar because of the unreleased fuel energy in the biochar case."

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17.11.2019

# New Publications

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Kuparinen, K.; et al. (2019): Biomass-Based Carbon Capture and Utilization in Kraft Pulp Mills

Kuparinen, Katja, Esa Vakkilainen, and Tero Tynjälä. 2019. “Biomass-Based Carbon Capture and Utilization in Kraft Pulp Mills.” Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change 24 (7): 1213–30. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11027-018-9833-9.

‌"In this study, total biomass-based CO2 capture and storage potential (BECCS) and potential to implement capture and utilization of biomass-based CO2 (BECCU) in kraft pulp mills were estimated by analyzing the impacts of the processes on the operation of two modern reference mills, a Nordic softwood kraft pulp mill with integrated paper production and a Southern eucalyptus kraft pulp mill."

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17.11.2019

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Grist: Vodka made from captured carbon dioxide? That’s the spirit

"Vodka is just the start, said Gregory Constantine, the company’s CEO. The team hopes that selling a consumer product will allow it to scale up its pilot system for making alcohol, so that the company can expand into alternative fuels, plastic-making chemicals, or other markets."

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17.11.2019

# Calls & events

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Call for Attendance: Webinar: Online Graduate Certificate in GHG Management

26 November 2019, George Washington University

"This accredited certificate program can be taken online from any location in the world. Courses can be applied towards a full Master’s Degree in Engineering Management and Systems Engineering at the George Washington University. Already enrolled in a graduate program? Courses are transferable."

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17.11.2019

# Calls & events

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Call for Papers: 2020 Bratislava Conference on Earth System Governance

Deadline: 15 December 2019

"The 2020 Bratislava Conference will be organized around the five analytical lenses structuring the new earth system governance research agenda, as captured in the 2018 Earth System Governance Science and Implementation Plan; and a sixth stream focusing on specific issues and challenges concerning the current moment of crisis, contestation, and calls for action across the globe."

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17.11.2019

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Call for Attendance: Event: Inventing the Future: Zero Carbon Fuels and Climate Restoration

22 November 2019, New York / USA

Livestream available

"Join the Center on Global Policy and Columbia University’s Earth Institute for a discussion with David Keith, PhD, Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and Professor of Public Policy, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. The presentation will focus on carbon neutral synthetic fuels. Following his presentation, Dr. Keith will join Julio Friedmann, PhD, Senior Research Scholar for a moderated conversation including solar geoengineering, CO2 removal, and approaches to rapid and profound decarbonization."

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14.11.2019

# Political Papers

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C2G: Technical Brief: Considering climate-altering technologies in the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report

"This brief aims to:

  1. Highlight opportunities to publish papers for consideration in AR6, before the June 2020 deadline for literature review, which can contribute to the governance of these technologies, and;
  2. Brief policymakers and their advisers on the knowledge of these technologies that is likely to emerge in international policy discussions when AR6 is published in 2021/22."

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14.11.2019

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Physics World: Carbon removal requires multiple technologies

"Experts agree that efforts to remove CO2 from the atmosphere over coming decades will need to encompass a broad range of techniques. Despite this, some technologies are still overlooked by current models, and even those that have been studied are generally considered in isolation."

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