December 2019

05.12.2019

# Media

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BiofuelsDigest: From waste woody biomass to carbon negative transportation fuels via CCUS

"At this year’s ABLC Next Conference in San Francisco Velocys presented on the opportunity to produce negative emission fuels at our planned Bayou Fuels facility in Natchez, Mississippi."

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05.12.2019

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Mirage News: Baker Institute-led group to develop nationwide protocol for storing carbon

"Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy has initiated a working group to develop a United States protocol for paying ranchers and farmers to store carbon in their soil."

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05.12.2019

# New Publications

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Butnar, I., et al. (2019): A Deep Dive into the Modelling Assumptions for Biomass with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS): A Transparency Exercise

Butnar, Isabela, Pei-Hao Li, Neil Strachan, Joana Portugal Pereira, Ajay Gambhir, and Peter Smith (2019): A Deep Dive into the Modelling Assumptions for Biomass with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS): A Transparency Exercise. Environmental Research Letters, November. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/ab5c3e.

‌"Through a structured review, we find that all IAMs communicate wider system assumptions and major cost assumptions transparently. This quality however fades as we dig deeper into modelling details."

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05.12.2019

# New Publications

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Jiang, J.; et al. (2019): Stratospheric Sulfate Aerosol Geoengineering Could Alter the High Latitude Seasonal Cycle

Jiang, Jiu, Long Cao, Douglas G. MacMartin, Isla R. Simpson, Ben Kravitz, Wei Cheng, Daniele Visioni, Simone Tilmes, Jadwiga H. Richter, and Michael J. Mills (2019): Stratospheric Sulfate Aerosol Geoengineering Could Alter the High Latitude Seasonal Cycle. Geophysical Research Letters, December. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019gl085758.

"Here we use the Stratospheric Aerosol Geoengineering Large Ensemble (GLENS) simulations to explore the effects of SAG on the seasonal cycle of climate change. Simulations show that relative to the present‐day climate, SAG diminishes the amplitude of the seasonal cycle of temperature at many high‐latitude locations, with warmer winters and cooler summers."

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05.12.2019

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Craik, N.; et al. (2019): Climate Engineering Under the Paris Agreement

Craik, Neil and William C.G. Burns (2019): Climate Engineering Under the Paris Agreement. In Environmental Law Reporter 49 (12), November 27, 2019. https://elr.info/news-analysis/49/11113/climate-engineering-under-paris-agreement.

‌"In light of the prominent, albeit contested, role that CE is likely to play in international climate policy, this Article analyzes the specific provisions of the Paris Agreement with a view to assessing the extent to which the Agreement can provide an institutional framework to effectively govern CE internationally, and how it may shape the development and implementation of CE options."

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05.12.2019

# New Publications

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Tilmes, S., et al. (2019): Reaching 1.5°C and 2.0°C Global Surface Temperature Targets Using Stratospheric Aerosol Geoengineering

Tilmes, Simone, Douglass E. MacMartin, Jan T. M. Lenaerts, Leo van Kampenhout, Laura Muntjewerf, Lili Xia, Cheryl S. Harrison, et al (2019): Reaching 1.5°C and 2.0°C Global Surface Temperature Targets Using Stratospheric Aerosol Geoengineering. Earth System Dynamics, December 2019. https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-2019-76.

‌"We propose new testbed model experiments for the Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project (GeoMIP) that are designed to limit global warming to 1.5°C or 2.0°C above 1850–1900 conditions using stratospheric aerosol geoengineering (SAG). "

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05.12.2019

# Calls & events

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Call for Attendance: Discussion: Research in Solar Climate Intervention: a Science-Policy Conversation

9. December 2019, San Francisco / USA

"In a groundbreaking dialogue, U.S. political and scientific leaders will discuss motivations, plans and considerations for research in solar climate intervention, including emerging federal agency efforts, recent Congressional proposals, a new National Academy of Sciences study and developments in the United Nations."

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03.12.2019

# Political Papers

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Meyer-Ohlendorf, N. (2019): A European Climate Law – What Should It Look Like?

Meyer-Ohlendorf, Nils (2019): A European Climate Law – What Should It Look Like?. Ecologic Institute: Berlin.

"Ursula von der Leyen, the new President of the European Commission, took office today, on 1 December 2019. As one of her first proposals, she promised to propose a European Climate Law in the first 100 days of her term in office. This 'Law' is a critical step to make Europe climate neutral. It can close gaps in existing EU climate rules. These gaps will impede the EU from becoming climate neutral before 2050. A new paper by Ecologic Institute discusses what a European Climate Law should look like, and how it could close existing gaps."

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03.12.2019

# Calls & events

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Call for Applications: PICS Theme Partnership Program

Deadline: 14. February 2020

"I would like to alert BC researchers, who have the ambition and vision for achieving high-impact climate change solutions, to our flagship Theme Partnership Program. Applications are now open for the $1M Theme Partnership Program which supports research into particularly complex—and critically important—climate mitigation and adaptation challenges." - PICS Executive Director, Sybil Seitzinger

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02.12.2019

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Newsletter of Week 49 of 2019

The newsletter of calendar week 49 in 2019 is now available here.


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