September 2020

22.09.2020

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The Economist: Investing in Carbon Removal: Demystifying Existing Approaches

"We face a stark reality. We urgently need to slash greenhouse gas emissions to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, but this alone will not be enough to keep global temperatures in line with the Paris Agreement goals."

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22.09.2020

# Political Papers

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Kachi, Aki; et al. (2020): Climate neutrality claims. How to distinguish between climate leadership and greenwashing

Kachi, Aki; Mooldijk, Silke; Warnecke, Carsten (2020): Climate neutrality claims. How to distinguish between climate leadership and greenwashing. New Climate Institute.

"This discussion paper explores a number of climate neutrality targets and what factors are important to consider when trying to gauge their ambition."

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22.09.2020

# Calls & events

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Call for Participation: Local Natural Climate Solutions Survey

Deadline: 28. September 2020

"We're asking you to help - if you know a place or site near you which you think could be given wholly or partially to nature, or simply made more nature-friendly, we'd like to hear about it; large or small, urban or rural. "

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21.09.2020

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Newsletter of Week 39 of 2020

The newsletter of calendar week 39 of 2020 is now available here.


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21.09.2020

# New Publications

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Singh, M.; et al. (2020): Fingerprint of volcanic forcing on the ENSO-Indian monsoon coupling

Singh, M.; Krishnan, R.; Goswami, B.; Choudhury, A. D.; Swapna, P.; Vellore, R. et al. (2020): Fingerprint of volcanic forcing on the ENSO-Indian monsoon coupling. In Science Advances 6 (38). DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aba8164.

"Here, we investigate how LVEs influence the nonlinear behavior of the ENSO and IM dynamical systems using historical data, 25 paleoclimate reconstructions, last-millennium climate simulations, large-ensemble targeted climate sensitivity experiments, and advanced analysis techniques."

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21.09.2020

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The Sydney Morning Herald: 'Unlocking new tech': $1.9 billion for low-emission energy projects

"The new package will include more than $300 million towards pilot carbon capture projects, grants for businesses for hydrogen, electric and bio-fuelled vehicles, new microgrids in regional and remote communities and a sector-specific grant program for hotels to increase energy productivity."

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21.09.2020

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Castanet: Carbon capture firm grows

"Put most simply, Carbon Engineering is a green tech company that has technology that captures carbon dioxide from the air. It has been doing so since 2015 at its plant on the Squamish Oceanfront."

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21.09.2020

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Euractiv: Commission under fire for including ‘carbon sinks’ into EU climate goals

"The European Commission on Thursday (17 September) defended its plan to bring carbon removals from agriculture, land use and forestry into the EU’s updated climate target for 2030, saying this was in line with UNFCCC standards."

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21.09.2020

# Calls & events

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Call for Abstracts: Scaling-Up Negative Emissions: The Power of Leveraging Policy, Philanthropy, Purchasing and Investment

Deadline: 03. November 2020

"In this Research Topic, we invite submissions from a broad group of stakeholders who are eager to move the needle on advancing negative emissions to the tens of gigaton scale by mid-century"

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21.09.2020

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Call for Abstracts: Siting of Carbon Removal Strategies

Deadline: 02. November 2020

"This Research Topic explores all aspects of spatial planning or siting CDR strategies, with a focus on how geographic context improves or limits a CDR strategy’s potential."

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