July 2020

29.07.2020

# Calls & events

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Job: Research Associate (Fixed Term) at the Cambridge Judge Business School

Deadline: 06. September 2020

"The Research Associate will support a new pan-European, multi-institution consortium (NEGEM) focused on assessing carbon dioxide gas removal (CDR) options such as bioenergy with CCS (BECCS), direct air capture of CO2 with CO2 storage (DACCS), enhanced weathering, afforestation, soil carbon sequestration and other negative emissions technologies and practices (NETPs)."

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29.07.2020

# Media

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Financial Times: Business turns to nature to fight climate change

"A rush by big emitters of greenhouse gases to plant trees can only be part of the battle against global warming."

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29.07.2020

# Political Papers

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Thrän, Daniela; et al. (2020): Roles of bioenergy in energy system pathways towards a “well-below-2-degrees-Celsius (WB2)” world

Thrän, Daniela; Cowie, Annette; Berndes, Göran (2020): Roles of bioenergy in energy system pathways towards a “well-below-2-degrees-Celsius (WB2)” world. Workshop report and synthesis of presented studies. IEA BioEnergy.

"Under the IEA Bioenergy Inter-task project ‘The Role of Bioenergy in a WB2/SDG world’, a workshop was held in Berlin, on 25 November 2019. The objective of the workshop was to examine, synthesize and disseminate information from recent studies that investigate how bioenergy and associated technologies may contribute to achieving the reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that are needed to meet the WB2 target. The report summarises the workshop contributions and discussions, assesses the role of bioenergy in WB2 strategies, identifies the current state of knowledge as well as gaps in knowledge that need to be addressed."

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29.07.2020

# Media

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S&P Global: NET ZERO: Utilities accelerate net-zero targets as cracks appear in gas' role as bridge fuel

"Some signs that the narrative is shifting include a recently canceled major gas pipeline project and a raft of utilities setting net-zero emissions targets amid changing customer preferences, new state mandates, and investor concerns that the recent glut of gas generation and pipeline investments could result in stranded assets."

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29.07.2020

# Political Papers

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Jeffery, Louise; et al. (2020): Options for supporting Carbon Dioxide Removal

Jeffery, Louise; Höhne, Niklas; Moisio, Mia; Day, Thomas; Lawless, Benjamin (2020): Options for supporting Carbon Dioxide Removal. Discussion paper. New Climate Institute; C2G.

"In this paper we set out to examine the broad policy frameworks that can support the development and upscaling of CDR and, in particular, whether CDR can be supported by offsetting schemes."

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29.07.2020

# Media

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Grist: Microsoft can’t achieve its climate goals alone — so it’s enlisting other companies to go net-zero

"Grist coined the term “carbon invisible” to describe the two-part plan: Microsoft intends to go carbon-negative by 2030, meaning it will pull more carbon out of the atmosphere than it puts in by that date."

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29.07.2020

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Yale Environment Review: Mapping California’s withering forests gives new energy to wildfire abatement

"As climate change worsens, greater tree mortality across the globe will pose an increasing wildfire threat. New mapping approaches could help manage this risk."

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29.07.2020

# Media

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Fast Company: All Apple products will be carbon neutral by 2030

"The company is ramping up efforts to reduce emissions through its supply chain and pushing to have more of its products recycled."

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28.07.2020

# New Publications

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Fyson, Claire L.; et al. (2020): Fair-share carbon dioxide removal increases major emitter responsibility

Fyson, Claire L.; Baur, Susanne; Gidden, Matthew; Schleussner, Carl-Friedrich (2020): Fair-share carbon dioxide removal increases major emitter responsibility. In Nat. Clim. Chang. DOI: 10.1038/s41558-020-0857-2.

"Here we apply two common burden-sharing principles to show how CDR responsibility could be shared between regions in 1.5 °C and 2 °C mitigation pathways. We find that fair-share outcomes for the United States, the European Union and China could imply 2–3 times larger CDR responsibilities this century compared with a global least-cost approach."

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28.07.2020

# Media

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Carbonplan: Carbon removal mechanisms

"Funding and policy decisions require a full analysis of the comparative benefits, which in turn requires an understanding of how projects affect the global carbon cycle."

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