August 2020

24.08.2020

# New Publications

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Daniel Bodansky; Hugh Hunt (2020): Arctic Climate Interventions

Daniel Bodansky; Hugh Hunt (2020): Arctic Climate Interventions. In The International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law 35 (3), pp. 596–617. DOI: 10.1163/15718085-BJA10035.

"Even if one believes that global climate interventions, such as injecting aerosols into the stratosphere to scatter sunlight, pose unacceptable risks and should be disqualified from consideration, Arctic interventions differ in important respects. They are closer in kind to conventional mitigation and adaptation and should be evaluated in similar terms. It is unclear whether they are feasible and would be effective in saving the Arctic. But given the importance of the Arctic, they should be investigated fully."

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24.08.2020

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Yang, Yi; et al. (2020): Restoring Abandoned Farmland to Mitigate Climate Change on a Full Earth

Yang, Yi; Hobbie, Sarah E.; Hernandez, Rebecca R.; Fargione, Joseph; Grodsky, Steven M.; Tilman, David et al. (2020): Restoring Abandoned Farmland to Mitigate Climate Change on a Full Earth. In One Earth 3 (2), pp. 176–186. DOI: 10.1016/j.oneear.2020.07.019.

"In this perspective, we present an overview of how carbon capture and storage on abandoned farmland can be accelerated and maximized via managing plant diversity as both a means and an end of restoration, creating and applying biochar to soil, and co-developing with renewable energy as techno-ecological synergies."

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24.08.2020

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Pomponi, Francesco; et al. (2020): Buildings as a Global Carbon Sink? A Reality Check on Feasibility Limits

Pomponi, Francesco; Hart, Jim; Arehart, Jay H.; D’Amico, Bernardino (2020): Buildings as a Global Carbon Sink? A Reality Check on Feasibility Limits. In One Earth 3 (2), pp. 157–161. DOI: 10.1016/j.oneear.2020.07.018.

"The built environment is hard to decarbonize but has a pivotal role in climate-change mitigation amid rapid urbanization. Substituting conventional building materials with bio-based materials that store carbon offers one possible solution. Here, we reflect on the capacity of global forests to deliver the floor area required by mid-century."

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24.08.2020

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Schweizer, Vanessa J.; et al. (2020): Integrated Climate-Change Assessment Scenarios and Carbon Dioxide Removal

Schweizer, Vanessa J.; Ebi, Kristie L.; van Vuuren, Detlef P.; Jacoby, Henry D.; Riahi, Keywan; Strefler, Jessica et al. (2020): Integrated Climate-Change Assessment Scenarios and Carbon Dioxide Removal. In One Earth 3 (2), pp. 166–172. DOI: 10.1016/j.oneear.2020.08.001.

" This primer provides an overview of the purposes of scenarios in climate-change research and how they are used. It also introduces the integrated scenario framework and why it came about. CDR studies using the scenario framework, as well as its limitations, are discussed. Possible future developments for the scenario framework are highlighted, especially in relation to CDR."

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24.08.2020

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Fajardy, Mathilde; Mac Dowell, Niall (2020): Recognizing the Value of Collaboration in Delivering Carbon Dioxide Removal

Fajardy, Mathilde; Mac Dowell, Niall (2020): Recognizing the Value of Collaboration in Delivering Carbon Dioxide Removal. In One Earth 3 (2), pp. 214–225. DOI: 10.1016/j.oneear.2020.07.014.

"This study explores the mechanisms behind cost-optimal BECCS deployment with evolving regional CO2 removal targets and energy sectors to provide insights into the ways in which different regional players will interact as a function of their bio-geophysical endowments and their ability to trade these assets. An important finding is that inter-regional cooperation—in choosing the right burden-sharing principle to establish regional targets—and collaboration—in trading negative emissions credits and biomass—are central to sustainably and affordably meeting these targets."

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24.08.2020

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Cox, Emily; et al. (2020): Barriers to Negative-Emissions Technologies

Cox, Emily; Honegger, Matthias; Gadikota, Greeshma; Røttereng, Jo-Kristian Stræte; Schaeffer, Roberto; Colvin, R. M. et al. (2020): Barriers to Negative-Emissions Technologies. In One Earth 3 (2), pp. 137–139. DOI: 10.1016/j.oneear.2020.07.017.

"Modeling suggests that negative emissions will most likely be necessary for keeping climate change this century within the Paris Agreement’s 2°C limits. Beyond technical feasibility, the rapid deployment of negative-emissions technologies (NETs) presents practical, economic, socio-political, and ethical challenges. Which of these presents the greatest barrier to the deployment of Paris-compatible NETs?"

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24.08.2020

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Morrow, David R.; et al. (2020): Principles for Thinking about Carbon Dioxide Removal in Just Climate Policy

Morrow, David R.; Thompson, Michael S.; Anderson, Angela; Batres, Maya; Buck, Holly J.; Dooley, Kate et al. (2020): Principles for Thinking about Carbon Dioxide Removal in Just Climate Policy. In One Earth 3 (2), pp. 150–153. DOI: 10.1016/j.oneear.2020.07.015.

"Carbon dioxide removal (CDR) is rising up the climate-policy agenda. Four principles for thinking about its role in climate policy can help ensure that CDR supports the kind of robust, abatement-focused long-term climate strategy that is essential to fair and effective implementation."

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24.08.2020

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Burns, Wil; Corbett, Charles R. (2020): Antacids for the Sea? Artificial Ocean Alkalinization and Climate Change

Burns, Wil; Corbett, Charles R. (2020): Antacids for the Sea? Artificial Ocean Alkalinization and Climate Change. In One Earth 3 (2), pp. 154–156. DOI: 10.1016/j.oneear.2020.07.016.

"There is increasing urgency for large-scale deployment of carbon-removal approaches to help avoid passing critical climatic thresholds. Given the severe risks of many terrestrial methods at extremely large scales, there is a compelling need to also assess the potential of marine negative-emissions technologies, such as artificial ocean alkalinization."

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24.08.2020

# Projects

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Project: Biocarbon Utilization & Sequestration (BUS) Lab

"The BUS Lab takes an integrated approach to innovating technologies that utilize and sequester biogenic carbon. The aim of our work is to leverage the bioeconomy for carbon drawdown. We are bridging fundamental advances in synthetic biology and chemical catalysis with bioprocess engineering to innovate carbon-negative bioproducts that range from feed, chemicals, fuels, and materials."

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24.08.2020

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Zakkour, Paul D.; et al. (2020): Progressive supply-side policy under the Paris Agreement to enhance geological carbon storage

Zakkour, Paul D.; Heidug, Wolfgang; Howard, Andrew; Stuart Haszeldine, R.; Allen, Myles R.; Hone, David (2020): Progressive supply-side policy under the Paris Agreement to enhance geological carbon storage. In Climate Policy, pp. 1–15. DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2020.1803039.

"As the Paris Agreement moves towards implementation, we explore opportunities it presents to move part of the climate change mitigation challenge upstream into supply-side climate policy. Supply-side climate policies have been sparsely employed to date, although interest is growing in approaches that can curtail and end fossil fuel production."

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