January 2020

30.01.2020

# Political Papers

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C2G Policy Brief: Governing Solar Radiation Modification (2nd Edition)

C2G Policy Brief: Governing Solar Radiation Modification. 26 November 2019 - 2nd Edition.

"Current commitments made under the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change are insufficient to keep global warming below 2°C, and according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), much greater ambition is necessary. In response, scientists and others are considering the viability of climate-altering technologies known as Solar Radiation Modification (SRM). These aim to reflect solar radiation (sunlight) back into space or allow more heat to escape Earth’s atmosphere in order to counter some of the effects of climate change by reducing the global temperature."

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30.01.2020

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C2G: Evidence Brief (2020): Governing Solar Radiation Modification

C2G Evidence Brief (2020): Governing Solar Radiation Modification. 21 January 2020.

"This briefing summarises the latest evidence around Marine Cloud Brightening (MCB) and Stratospheric Aerosol Injection (SAI), two important types of Solar Radiation Modification climate-altering technologies. It describes the techniques, explores their technical readiness, current research, applicable governance frameworks, and other socio-political considerations. It provides an analysis of the types of geopolitical issues and concerns, including security, that the technologies may give rise to and how existing governance does or does not help address those. It also provides an overview of key existing governance instruments of relevance to their governance."

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30.01.2020

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C2G: C2G in 2020: Expanding the global debate

"This year’s UN Climate Conference in Glasgow, UK, may come to be seen as a make-or-break moment, in which countries either raise their ambition to the level necessary to stave off even worse calamities, or send a message that the international system, as configured, is simply not up to the task: opening the door to other, hitherto untested and potentially much riskier responses."

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30.01.2020

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C2G: How COP25 affects C2G’s work

"In the event, this conference was a real post-Paris low point, suggesting that something may be profoundly wrong with the way the world is tackling its biggest shared challenge."

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30.01.2020

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Business Day: Local people the secret to making tree planting succeed

"The Forest Garden Approach looks to first make poor farmers richer, rather than focusing on the number of trees planted."

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30.01.2020

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Bui, Mai; Mac Dowell, Niall (2019): Carbon Capture and Storage

Bui, Mai; Mac Dowell, Niall (2019): Carbon Capture and Storage. Cambridge: Royal Society of Chemistry.

"This book provides a comprehensive, up-to-date overview of the major sources of carbon dioxide emission, capture and storage, as well as negative emissions technologies, and provides insight into the role and value of CCS in the industrial and power sectors. "

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30.01.2020

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Statens offentliga utredningar (2020): Vägen till en klimatpositiv framtid. (Summary: The pathway to a climatepositive future – strategy and action)

Statens offentliga utredningar (SOU 2020:4) (2020): Vägen till en klimatpositiv framtid. (Summary: The pathway to a climatepositive future – strategy and action). Stockholm.

Swedish-language proposal for a negative emissions strategy, delivered to the Swedish Government by the Swedish Committee of Inquiry. English summary starting on page 69.

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30.01.2020

# New Publications

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Flombaum, Pedro; et al. (2020): Global picophytoplankton niche partitioning predicts overall positive response to ocean warming

Flombaum, Pedro; Wang, Wei-Lei; Primeau, Francois W.; Martiny, Adam C. (2020): Global picophytoplankton niche partitioning predicts overall positive response to ocean warming. In Nat. Geosci., pp. 1–5. DOI: 10.1038/s41561-019-0524-2.

"Here we present an assessment of the global biogeography of the very abundant but little studied picoeukaryotic phytoplankton by analysing a global abundance dataset with a neural-network-derived quantitative niche model."

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30.01.2020

# New Publications

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Churkina, Galina; et al. (2020): Buildings as a global carbon sink

Churkina, Galina; Organschi, Alan; Reyer, Christopher P. O.; Ruff, Andrew; Vinke, Kira; Liu, Zhu et al. (2020): Buildings as a global carbon sink. In Nat Sustain, pp. 1–8. DOI: 10.1038/s41893-019-0462-4.

"We explore the potential of mid-rise urban buildings designed with engineered timber to provide long-term storage of carbon and to avoid the carbon-intensive production of mineral-based construction materials."

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30.01.2020

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Legal Planet: Antacids for the Sea: Artificial Ocean Alkalinization

"AOA thus has potential as a tool for carbon removal and adaptation, depending on the scale of CO2 sequestration and its impacts on local marine environments."

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