April 2020

20.04.2020

# New Publications

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Edeh, Ifeoma G.; et al. 2020: “A Meta-Analysis on Biochar’s Effects on Soil Water Properties – New Insights and Future Research Challenges.”

Edeh, Ifeoma G., Ondřej Mašek, and Wolfram Buss. 2020: “A Meta-Analysis on Biochar’s Effects on Soil Water Properties – New Insights and Future Research Challenges.” Science of The Total Environment 714 (April 2020): 136857. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.136857.

"This meta-analysis of the available literature for the first time quantitatively assess the effect of not just biochar application, but different biochar properties on the full sets of key soil hydraulic parameters, i.e., the available water content (AWC), saturated hydraulic conductivity (Ksat), field capacity (FC), permanent wilting point (PWP) and total porosity (TP)."

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20.04.2020

# Media

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Bloomberg: The Weird Way That Virus Testing Is Just Like A Carbon Tax

"Testing and taxing are important steps in the fights against the pandemic and climate change— but both have their limits."

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20.04.2020

# Political Papers

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Pratama, Yoga Wienda, and Niall Mac Dowell. 2019: "The Role and Value of CCS in Different National Contexts. Final Report for the Coal Industry Advisory Board."

Pratama, Yoga Wienda, and Niall Mac Dowell. 2019: "The Role and Value of CCS in Different National Contexts. Final Report for the Coal Industry Advisory Board." London: Imperial College.

"The purpose of this study, therefore, is to quantify and qualify the role and value of CCS technologies in the electricity system in several key regions around the world. The Electricity Systems Optimisation (ESO) framework was used to deliver this study."

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20.04.2020

# Political Papers

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IEAGHG Technical Report: 2020-01 ‘Monitoring and modelling of CO2 storage: The potential for improving the cost-benefit ratio of reducing risk'

"The study selects the most effective monitoring techniques in terms of cost-benefit and technical effectiveness, evaluates the impact of the technologies and recommends priorities for the future. End users intended for the report include operators of CCS projects, technology vendors, regulators, financial supporters, technical consultants, oil and gas operators, and the research community."

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20.04.2020

# Calls & events

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Event postponed: GHGT-15

"Due to the global Coronavirus pandemic now affecting all countries, the GHGT-15 Steering Committee has taken the decision to postpone the event currently planned for this October until the following year. The new dates for GHGT-15 will be Monday 15th to Thursday 18th March 2021."

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20.04.2020

# New Publications

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Reynolds, Jesse L., and Edward A. Parson. 2020: “Nonstate Governance of Solar Geoengineering Research.”

Reynolds, Jesse L., and Edward A. Parson. 2020: “Nonstate Governance of Solar Geoengineering Research.” Climatic Change. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-020-02702-9.

‌"Drawing on the theory of regulatory processes and nonstate actors as well as evidence from other issue areas, we describe six types of nonstate actors in terms of their capacity, knowledge, and interests relevant to governing solar geoengineering research: researchers themselves, the universities or other institutions that employ them, funders, academic publishers, professional societies, and advocacy nongovernmental organizations."

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20.04.2020

# New Publications

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Surprise, Kevin. 2020: “Geopolitical Ecology of Solar Geoengineering: From a ‘logic of Multilateralism’ to Logics of Militarization.”

Surprise, Kevin. 2020: “Geopolitical Ecology of Solar Geoengineering: From a ‘logic of Multilateralism’ to Logics of Militarization.” Journal of Political Ecology 27 (1): 213–35. https://journals.uair.arizona.edu/index.php/JPE/article/view/23583/22372.

"I detail recent involvement in solar geoengineering development on the part of U.S. defense, intelligence, and foreign policy institutions, geoengineering scenarios that adopt militarized logics and expertise, and Realist international relations theories that undergird leading governance scenarios."

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20.04.2020

# Media

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The Guardian: Scientists trial cloud brightening equipment to shade and cool Great Barrier Reef

"The experiment used a modified turbine with 100 high-pressure nozzles to spray trillions of nano-sized ocean salt crystals into the air from the back of a barge."

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20.04.2020

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Market Screener: National Grid : Leading companies agree to develop plan for the world's first zero carbon cluster in the UK's Humber region

"The plan is a coordinated approach to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by maturing options to deploy capture and storage of emissions (CCS), negative emissions (through bioenergy with CCS), fuel switching to low carbon hydrogen (produced from natural gas using CCS) and looking into future options of hydrogen through electrolysis."

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20.04.2020

# Calls & events

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Call for Papers: Special Issue "Bioenergy and Biochar: Repurposing Waste to Sustainable Energy and Materials"

Deadline: 30. June 2020

"The aim of this Special Issue is to include the latest bioenergy and biochar advancements and incorporation to a bioeconomy in transition. This Special Issue focuses on nature, properties, upgrading and bioenergy generation processes from all types of biomass waste and biochars originating from biomass waste."

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