October 2020

29.10.2020

# New Publications

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Low, Sean; Boettcher, Miranda (2020): Delaying decarbonization: Climate governmentalities and sociotechnical strategies from Copenhagen to Paris

Low, Sean; Boettcher, Miranda (2020): Delaying decarbonization: Climate governmentalities and sociotechnical strategies from Copenhagen to Paris. In Earth System Governance 5, p. 100073. DOI: 10.1016/j.esg.2020.100073.

"An era (2005–2015) centered around the Copenhagen Accord saw the rise of several immature sociotechnical strategies currently at play: carbon capture and storage, REDD+, next-generation biofuels, shale gas, short-lived climate pollutants, carbon dioxide removal, and solar radiation management. Through a framework grounded in governmentality studies, we point out common trends in how this seemingly disparate range of strategies is emerging, evolving, and taking effect."

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29.10.2020

# Media

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Outside: Here's What a Carbon Offset Actually Looks Like

"Carbon offsets are confusing, and many people wonder how—or if—they even work. Hoping to find a more guilt-free way to travel, frequent flier Tim Neville heads to the ranchlands of Montana to see what an offset looks like on the ground. Hint: it involves cows."

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29.10.2020

# Media

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Bangor Daily News: Geoengineering could be our last chance to stop an Arctic thaw

"Very reluctantly, Hunt would now be willing to consider putting an aerosol (probably sulfur dioxide) into the stratosphere over the Arctic Ocean to reflect enough incoming sunlight to hold the local temperature down."

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29.10.2020

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SilverLining: Safe Climate Research Initiative

"SilverLining’s Safe Climate Research Initiative supports research in the critical area of solar climate intervention by providing resources to outstanding research programs in the United States and internationally."

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29.10.2020

# New Publications

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Wang, Jing; et al. (2020): Large Chinese land carbon sink estimated from atmospheric carbon dioxide data

Wang, Jing; Feng, Liang; Palmer, Paul I.; Liu, Yi; Fang, Shuangxi; Bösch, Hartmut et al. (2020): Large Chinese land carbon sink estimated from atmospheric carbon dioxide data. In Nature 586 (7831), pp. 720–723. DOI: 10.1038/s41586-020-2849-9.

"Here we present recently available data on the atmospheric mole fraction of CO2, measured from six sites across China during 2009 to 2016. Using these data, we estimate a mean Chinese land biosphere sink of −1.11 ± 0.38 petagrams of carbon per year during 2010 to 2016, equivalent to about 45 per cent of our estimate of annual Chinese anthropogenic emissions over that period."

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29.10.2020

# Media

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Phys.org: Leaving more big fish in the sea reduces CO2 emissions

"An international team of scientists has found leaving more big fish in the sea reduces the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) released into the Earth's atmosphere."

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29.10.2020

# Calls & events

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Job: Project Manager (Centre for Climate Repair at Cambridge)

Deadline: 16. November 2020

"The post of Project Manager in the Centre for Climate Repair at Cambridge is initially a one year fixed term contract responsible for supporting the Founder of the CCRC, Sir David King, and CCRC staff in two key areas of activity:

  1. Influencing the negotiations in the run up to COP 26. COP 26 is the next major round of the international climate negotiations and will be co-hosted by the UK and Italy in Glasgow in November 2021. CCRC will be working to ensure climate repair is high on the agenda, and that more funding is put towards research and deployment of greenhouse gas removal and climate repair approaches.
  2. Development activities to create a financial flow for the work of the CCRC."

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29.10.2020

# Media

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Bloomberg Green: With Big Oil Declining, Carbon Removal Could Take Its Place

"A new study shows that revenues in the fledgling industry could soon come to rival those of today’s oil and gas giants."

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29.10.2020

# Political Papers

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Inevitable Policy Response; Vivid Economics (2020): An investor guide to negative emission technologies and the importance of land use

Inevitable Policy Response; Vivid Economics (2020): An investor guide to negative emission technologies and the importance of land use. London.

"As momentum towards net zero rises around the world, this report provides much needed transparency on the importance of land use and the role of Negative Emissions Technologies (NETs) in the transition."

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29.10.2020

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bp: Leading energy companies form partnership to accelerate the development of offshore transport and storage infrastructure for carbon emissions in UK North Sea

"bp, Eni, Equinor, National Grid, Shell and Total today confirmed they have formed a new partnership, the Northern Endurance Partnership (NEP), to develop offshore carbon dioxide (CO2) transport and storage infrastructure in the UK North Sea, with bp as operator."

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