September 2020

21.09.2020

# Media

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The Corner: Net Zero – Idle Promises?

"The concept of net zero means these residual emissions need to be removed from the atmosphere through negative-emission technologies, including carbon capture and storage, or natural carbon sinks such as forests. However, many negative-emission technologies cannot currently operate at scale, so companies may pledge net zero to signal their future intentions. This makes it difficult to hold companies to account for emission reductions."

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21.09.2020

# Political Papers

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Biniek, Krista; et al. (2020): Driving CO2 emissions to zero (and beyond) with carbon capture, use, and storage

 

 


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21.09.2020

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Knowable Magazine: Q&A — Climate scientist David Keith: Why solar geoengineering should be part of the climate crisis solution

"The controversial technology of reflecting sunlight away from the planet could help blunt the worst impacts of climate change."

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18.09.2020

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taz: 500 years of environmental racism (German)

German article on environmental injustice in the Global South, colonial history, and current solution approaches.

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18.09.2020

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Argus Media: UK climate assembly backs wind, rejects CCS

"The UK's Climate Assembly published a report today putting forward its recommended approach to meeting the UK's legally binding target to reach net-zero emissions by 2050."

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18.09.2020

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The Herald: Scotland should become 'carbon capture hub' for Europe as part of climate strategy

"The head of the independent body set up to advise governments on the climate emergency has suggested Scotland could become a carbon capture “hub” for the rest of Europe as part of plans to transform into a zero carbon economy."

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18.09.2020

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IEAGHG Blog Post: Key Financing Principles for CCUS – launch event by CEM CCUS Initiative

"The Key Financing Principles for CCUS comprise principles and recommendations for consideration by governments, industry and the financing sector to establish a business case for CCUS and kick-start the financing of CCUS projects globally. These recommendations build on the work that has been done by governments, industry and the financial sector to develop financing options for CCUS."

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18.09.2020

# New Publications

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Aksamit, Nikolas O.; et al. (2020): Harnessing Stratospheric Diffusion Barriers for Enhanced Climate Geoengineering

Aksamit, Nikolas O.; Kravitz, Ben; MacMartin, Douglas G.; Haller, George (2020): Harnessing Stratospheric Diffusion Barriers for Enhanced Climate Geoengineering. In Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions, pp. 1–19. DOI: 10.5194/acp-2020-696.

"Here we conduct the first analysis of sulfate aerosol dispersion in the stratosphere comparing a now-standard fixed-injection scheme with time-varying injection locations that harness short-term stratospheric diffusion barriers."

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18.09.2020

# Calls & events

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Call for Submissions: Special Issue "Resolving uncertainties in solar geoengineering through multi-model and large-ensemble simulations" (ACP/ESD inter-journal SI)

Deadline: 31. July 2022

"To capture the interrelated research amongst these projects, the special issue is set up jointly between Atmospheric Chemistry and Physicsand Earth System Dynamics. In ACP, we invite papers that emphasize process-level understanding and stratospheric dynamics; in ESD, submissions on Earth system effects, feedbacks, and impacts (like agriculture or ecosystem responses) are invited."

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18.09.2020

# Media

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Medium: The Climate Emergency, Intersectional Justice, and the Urgency of Solar Geoengineering Research

"It is this daunting reality ― that the best-case scenario still poses major hazard for generations to come ― that has drawn me to study solar geoengineering."

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