July 2020

23.07.2020

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FlightGlobal: UK government consults on post-Brexit ETS replacement

"Aviation emissions could be included in a new carbon tax under consideration by the UK government to replace the EU Emissions Trading System, which the country is set to leave when its Brexit transition period ends on 31 December."

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23.07.2020

# Political Papers

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Johns, Christopher (2020): Atmospheric Carbon Drawdown – A Global Imperative

Johns, Christopher (2020): Atmospheric Carbon Drawdown – A Global Imperative. Strategic Analysis Paper. Future Directions International.

"It is unlikely and, indeed, possibly unadvisable that only one carbon sequestration solution be employed. A varied and tailored approach is likely to produce the most productive and the most resilient overall solution."

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23.07.2020

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Microsoft: Important new steps on our path to be carbon negative by 2030

"We’ve taken concrete steps to reduce our carbon emissions by reducing our dependence on diesel-fuel backup power at our datacenters by 2030 and also remove 1 million metric tons of carbon from the environment this fiscal year."

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23.07.2020

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Euractiv: The Dutch have decided: Burning biomass is not sustainable

"The Netherlands should phase out the use of biomass for generating electricity as soon as possible, the advisory board of the Dutch government said in a report presented earlier this month."

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23.07.2020

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WBUR: Harvard Scientists Plan First-Ever Field Experiment Related To Solar Geoengineering

"Keith and Harvard atmospheric chemistry professor Frank Keutsch are planning a first-of-its kind field experiment to help scientists understand solar geoengineering's efficacy and risks. They plan to release an aerosol — less than 2 kilograms of calcium carbonate — into a tiny portion of the stratosphere, to see how it behaves."

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23.07.2020

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Deadline: ‘Brainbox’ Series In Works At Hulu From Christian Cantrell & Fox 21; David Kajganich Tapped As Showrunner

"The story takes place after a climate engineering experiment fails and casts the planet into a sudden ice age, forcing the world’s most powerful nations to compete for the last remaining habitable regions along the equator."

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23.07.2020

# Calls & events

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Job: Postdoctoral Researcher in Environmental Economics (Kiel Institute)

Deadline: 07. August 2020

"The advertised position is supposed to contribute to the research project “Ocean-based technologies to remove carbon dioxide” (OceanNETs)."

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23.07.2020

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Tech Crunch: Apple says its supply chains and products will be carbon neutral by 2030

"The primary concern is finding ways to reduce emissions from productions by 75%. The remainder will be focused on efforts to help remove carbon from the atmosphere."

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21.07.2020

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Video: OpenAir: Why Direct Air Carbon Capture is essential, and not just nice-to-have - with Dr. Julio Friedmann

"In this discussion with OpenAir's Chris Neidl (@neidl_c) Dr. Friedmann makes a direct and compelling case for why DACC is a necessary climate solution, and shares perspective on what has to occur to bring the technology to scale rapidly enough for it to make a difference."

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21.07.2020

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Convoy: What on Earth are Carbon Offsets?

"Companies aiming to be carbon-neutral believe offsets help provide the 'net' in their 'net-zero emissions' goals."

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