May 2020

18.05.2020

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inews: Societies need to take action to limit climate change - we can't rely on future technology

"We need to revolutionise the way we are releasing carbon into the air, rather than imagining we can simply get rid of it."

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18.05.2020

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DownToEarth: What do science-based targets to limit climate change really look like?

"Commitment to climate justice demands that rich countries make deeper cuts to their emissions than merely equalising per-capita emissions by 2030."

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18.05.2020

# New Publications

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Pozo, C.; et al. 2020: “Equity in Allocating Carbon Dioxide Removal Quotas.”

Pozo, C., A. Galán-Martín, D. Reiner, N. MacDowell, and G. Guillén-Gosálbez. 2020: “Equity in Allocating Carbon Dioxide Removal Quotas.” Nature Climate Change. https://doi.org/1758-678X.

"The first Nationally Determined Contributions to the Paris Agreement include none mention of the carbon dioxide removal (CDR) necessary to reach the Paris targets, leaving open the question of how and by whom CDR will be delivered. Drawing on existing equity frameworks, we allocate CDR quotas globally according to Responsibility, Capability and Equality principles."

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18.05.2020

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Lufthansa Newsroom: Flying with sunlight

"The researchers and engineers at ETH Zurich have developed innovative processes that make it possible to extract CO2 from the atmosphere and, together with water and with the help of concentrated sunlight, convert it into a synthesis gas that can be used to produce jet fuel."

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18.05.2020

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Houston Chronicle: We all must work together to make direct air carbon capture affordable, accessible [Opinion]

"One of us is a senior oil company executive; the other, a leading environmental scientist and climate advocate. So why are we writing together? Because we both strongly agree with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that direct air capture and other carbon dioxide removal technologies will be needed to meet the climate challenge and that near-term markets can help develop the technology."

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18.05.2020

# New Publications

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Gaffney, F.; et al. 2020: “Comparing Negative Emissions and High Renewable Scenarios for the European Power System.”

Gaffney, F., J. P. Deane, G. Drayton, J. Glynn, and B. P. Ó. Gallachóir. 2020: “Comparing Negative Emissions and High Renewable Scenarios for the European Power System.” BMC Energy 2 (1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s42500-020-00013-4.

"‌This analysis compares the impacts of high levels of renewable electricity and negative emissions technologies on exploratory visions of the future EU power system (2050) in terms of emissions reduction, technical operation and total system costs."

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18.05.2020

# New Publications

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Chen, Yating; et al. 2020: “Mitigation of Arctic Permafrost Carbon Loss through Stratospheric Aerosol Geoengineering.”

Chen, Yating, Aobo Liu, and John C. Moore. 2020: “Mitigation of Arctic Permafrost Carbon Loss through Stratospheric Aerosol Geoengineering.” Nature Communications 11 (1). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-16357-8.

‌"Increasing Earth’s albedo by the injection of sulfate aerosols into the stratosphere has been proposed as a way of offsetting some of the adverse effects of climate change. We examine this hypothesis in respect of permafrost carbon-climate feedbacks using the PInc-PanTher process model driven by seven earth system models running the Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project (GeoMIP) G4 stratospheric aerosol injection scheme to reduce radiative forcing under the Representative Concentration Pathway (RCP) 4.5 scenario."

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15.05.2020

# Political Papers

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Report: Global CCS Institute. 2020: “The Value of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS).”

Townsend, Alex, Nabeela Raji, and Alex Zapantis. 2020: “The Value of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS).” Global CCS Institute.

"The new flagship Global CCS Institute thought leadership report analyzes the major benefits of the large-scale investment and deployment of CCS and discusses the existing evidence related to the value of CCS under two overarching themes."

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15.05.2020

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Equinor: Northern Lights well completed

"Equinor and partners Shell and Total have completed the drilling of confirmation well 31/5-7 Eos south of the Troll field in the North Sea. The purpose was to determine the suitability of the reservoir in the Johansen formation for CO₂ storage."

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14.05.2020

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Phys.org: Rising ocean temperatures threaten seagrass meadows and their ability to hold carbon

"As carbon dioxide emissions continue to increase, scientists have recognized that seagrass meadows are important to mitigation because they have high rates of carbon storage. However, rising ocean temperatures threaten seagrass meadows and their ability to retain carbon."

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