August 2020

05.08.2020

# Political Papers

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Bipartisan Policy Center (2020): Recommendations for DAC Research, Development, and Demonstration

Bipartisan Policy Center (2020): Recommendations for DAC Research, Development, and Demonstration.

"This paper argues that such strategies should include meaningful investment in research, development, demonstration, and commercial deployment activities to advance direct air capture (DAC) technology."

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05.08.2020

# New Publications

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Reay, Dave S. (2020): Land Use and Agriculture: Pitfalls and Precautions on the Road to Net Zero

Reay, Dave S. (2020): Land Use and Agriculture: Pitfalls and Precautions on the Road to Net Zero. In Front. Clim. 2. DOI: 10.3389/fclim.2020.00004.

"Here we examine some of the major risks, applicable safeguards, and potential pathways for agriculture and land use in realizing net zero."

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05.08.2020

# New Publications

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Lee, Hanna; et al. (2020): The response of terrestrial ecosystem carbon cycling under different aerosol-based radiation management geoengineering

Lee, Hanna; Muri, Helene; Ekici, Altug; Tjiputra, Jerry; Schwinger, Jörg (2020): The response of terrestrial ecosystem carbon cycling under different aerosol-based radiation management geoengineering. In Earth Syst. Dynam. DOI: 10.5194/esd-2020-57.

"We find that changes in vegetation carbon storage under geoengineering application was much smaller than what is exhibited under RCP4.5 scenario that uses climate mitigation efforts by afforestation in the tropics. Hence, it would be important to consider the multiple combined effects and responses of land biomes when applying different strategies to reach the global temperature targets of the Paris Agreement."

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05.08.2020

# Calls & events

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Call for Participation: Online survey on Biochar in the UK

No Deadline

"The questions concern biochar as an option for managing environmental challenges in the UK. Biochar is a form of charcoal that can be applied to soils for its effects on forestry, agriculture and carbon abatement."

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05.08.2020

# Calls & events

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Call for Comments: SCoPEx Advisory Committee’s Proposed Societal Engagement Process

No Deadline

"We hope to develop a broad and open public engagement process we hope will become a model for solar geoengineering activities. This process is specifically designed to be inclusive of all voices, including those who actively object to efforts for solar radiation management."

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05.08.2020

# New Publications

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Low, Sean; Honegger, Matthias (2020): A Precautionary Assessment of Systemic Projections and Promises From Sunlight Reflection and Carbon Removal Modeling

Low, Sean; Honegger, Matthias (2020): A Precautionary Assessment of Systemic Projections and Promises From Sunlight Reflection and Carbon Removal Modeling. In Risk analysis : an official publication of the Society for Risk Analysis. DOI: 10.1111/risa.13565.

"We describe how evolving modeling practices are trending toward optimized and “best‐case” projections —portraying deployment schemes that create both technically slanted and politically sanitized profiles of risk, as well as ideal objectives for CDR and SRM as mitigation‐enhancing, time‐buying mechanisms for carbon transitions or vulnerable populations."

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05.08.2020

# Media

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Axios: Cheap oil shelves carbon capture project

"A Texas carbon capture project hailed as a key solution to climate change has been "mothballed" over low oil prices, E&E News reported on Tuesday evening."

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05.08.2020

# Media

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Carbon Brief: Guest post: Who should be responsible for removing CO2 from the atmosphere?

"The need to remove CO2 from the atmosphere is, in many ways, a looming hot potato for climate policy."

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05.08.2020

# Media

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Medium: Students of Today, Leaders of Tomorrow

"Ambitious climate action needs every solution and everyone. That’s why Carbon180 is helping elevate a new generation of climate researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and advocates."

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04.08.2020

# Media

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Green Tech Media: Shell’s Carbon Offset Business Makes Its First Acquisition

"Shell will acquire Australia’s Select Carbon, a “carbon farming” specialist, as the oil giant begins shaping a crucial pillar of its net-zero plans."

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