August 2020

25.08.2020

# Media

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Science Daily: Negative emissions technologies may not solve climate crisis

"Researchers used the Global Change Assessment Model to compare the effects of three negative emissions technologies on global food supply, water use and energy demand. The work looked at the role having direct air capture available would have on future climate scenarios."

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25.08.2020

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Handelsblatt: Carbon capture subsidies are a waste of money (German)

German article on rsisks and problems related to CDR.

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25.08.2020

# New Publications

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Hanssen, S.V.; et al. (2020): The climate change mitigation potential of bioenergy with carbon capture and storage

Hanssen, S. V.; Daioglou, V.; Steinmann, Z. J. N.; Doelman, J. C.; van Vuuren, D. P.; Huijbregts, M. A. J. (2020): The climate change mitigation potential of bioenergy with carbon capture and storage. In Nat. Clim. Chang. DOI: 10.1038/s41558-020-0885-y.

"Here we perform a global spatially explicit analysis of life-cycle GHG emissions for lignocellulosic crop-based BECCS. We show that negative emissions greatly depend on biomass cultivation location, treatment of original vegetation, the final energy carrier produced and the evaluation period considered."

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25.08.2020

# New Publications

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Fuhrman, Jay; et al. (2020): Food–energy–water implications of negative emissions technologies in a +1.5 °C future

Fuhrman, Jay; McJeon, Haewon; Patel, Pralit; Doney, Scott C.; Shobe, William M.; Clarens, Andres F. (2020): Food–energy–water implications of negative emissions technologies in a +1.5 °C future. In Nat. Clim. Chang. DOI: 10.1038/s41558-020-0876-z.

"Here we show that DAC could provide up to 3 GtCO2 yr−1 of negative emissions by 2035—equivalent to 7% of 2019 global CO2 emissions—based on current-day assumptions regarding price and performance."

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24.08.2020

# Calls & events

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Newsletter of Week 35 of 2020

The newsletter of calendar week 35 of 2020 is now available here.


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24.08.2020

# New Publications

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Gosnell, Hannah; et al. (2020): Climate change mitigation as a co-benefit of regenerative ranching: insights from Australia and the United States

Gosnell, Hannah; Charnley, Susan; Stanley, Paige (2020): Climate change mitigation as a co-benefit of regenerative ranching: insights from Australia and the United States. In Interface Focus. 10 (5), p. 20200027. DOI: 10.1098/rsfs.2020.0027.

"In this paper, we explore principles and practices associated with the larger enterprise of ‘regenerative ranching’ (RR), which includes managed grazing but infuses the practice with holistic decision-making. We argue that this broader approach is appealing due to a suite of ecological, economic and social benefits, making climate change mitigation an afterthought, or ‘co-benefit’."

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24.08.2020

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vonHedemann, Nicolena; et al. (2020): Forest policy and management approaches for carbon dioxide removal

vonHedemann, Nicolena; Wurtzebach, Zachary; Timberlake, Thomas J.; Sinkular, Emily; Schultz, Courtney A. (2020): Forest policy and management approaches for carbon dioxide removal. In Interface Focus. 10 (5), p. 20200001. DOI: 10.1098/rsfs.2020.0001.

"We explore how the utilization of different policy tools shapes our ability to use forests to mitigate and adapt to climate change and consider the challenges of policy mixes and integration, taking a close look at three areas of international forest policy, including the Kyoto Protocol's Clean Development Mechanism, Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) and voluntary carbon offset markets."

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24.08.2020

# New Publications

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Shrum, Trisha R.; et al. (2020): Behavioural frameworks to understand public perceptions of and risk response to carbon dioxide removal

Shrum, Trisha R.; Markowitz, Ezra; Buck, Holly; Gregory, Robin; van der Linden, Sander; Attari, Shahzeen Z.; van Boven, Leaf (2020): Behavioural frameworks to understand public perceptions of and risk response to carbon dioxide removal. In Interface Focus. 10 (5), p. 20200002. DOI: 10.1098/rsfs.2020.0002.

"In this paper, we review behavioural decision theory and discuss how public reactions to CDR will be different from and more complex than that implied by rational choice theory."

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24.08.2020

# New Publications

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Schmelz, William J.; et al. (2020): Total cost of carbon capture and storage implemented at a regional scale: northeastern and midwestern United States

Schmelz, William J.; Hochman, Gal; Miller, Kenneth G. (2020): Total cost of carbon capture and storage implemented at a regional scale: northeastern and midwestern United States. In Interface Focus. 10 (5), p. 20190065. DOI: 10.1098/rsfs.2019.0065.

"We model the costs of carbon capture and storage (CCS) in subsurface geological formations for emissions from 138 northeastern and midwestern electricity-generating power plants."

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24.08.2020

# New Publications

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Buck, Holly Jean (2020): Should carbon removal be treated as waste management? Lessons from the cultural history of waste

Buck, Holly Jean (2020): Should carbon removal be treated as waste management? Lessons from the cultural history of waste. In Interface Focus. 10 (5), p. 20200010. DOI: 10.1098/rsfs.2020.0010.

"This paper looks at the historical evolution of solid and liquid waste regimes to draw lessons for the future evolution of a gaseous waste regime. It finds that social decisions to clean up solid and liquid waste were driven by both culture and industry."

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