January 2021

29.01.2021

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Friends of the Earth International: A Leap in the Dark: The Dangers of Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS)

"Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS) is a risky, unproven, costly, and dangerous distraction from the urgent and drastic emissions cuts needed to prevent catastrophic climate change. Yet the fossil fuel industry has been keen to present it as the long-awaited magical climate fix, simply because it would enable them to keep on profiting from the destruction of our communities and ecosystems."

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29.01.2021

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The Scotsman: Burning trees will not save us from the climate crisis - Richard Dixon

"Around the world many governments are pinning their climate hopes on BECCS - Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage."

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29.01.2021

# Political Papers

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Microsoft (2020): 2020 Environmental Sustainability Report

Microsoft (2020): 2020 Environmental Sustainability Report.

"Explore our progress to become a carbon negative, water positive, zero waste company while also building a Planetary Computer."

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29.01.2021

# New Publications

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Williams, James H.; et al. (2021): Carbon‐Neutral Pathways for the United States

Williams, James H.; Jones, Ryan A.; Haley, Ben; Kwok, Gabe; Hargreaves, Jeremy; Farbes, Jamil; Torn, Margaret S. (2021): Carbon‐Neutral Pathways for the United States. In AGU Advances 2 (1). DOI: 10.1029/2020AV000284.

"This study provides a playbook for carbon neutrality policy with concrete near‐term priorities."

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29.01.2021

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Microsoft: Sustainability: A year of progress and a decade of action

"We have reduced, we have removed, and we have learned a lot of lessons along the way. Importantly we have not done this alone – we have worked with suppliers, customers, competitors, partners, governments, and employees to make progress. The deep details of this work are encompassed in our first annual sustainability report and our carbon removal whitepaper."

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29.01.2021

# Calls & events

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Call for Applications: Youth Climate Restoration Conference expert sign-up

No Deadline

"Each session will be made up of 4 x 25 minutes (3 x 20 minutes for session 3) discussions with groups of about 5 of the world's top youth activists. You can chose anything to educate and discuss with them within the overall topics of the sessions, eg in Session 1 you could talk about CDR's role in achieving various different climate targets, or the impact of tipping points on the need for and feasibility of climate restoration, or the negatives of trying to achieve restoration."

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27.01.2021

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Wired: Climate Change Needs an Operation Warp Speed

"If the Covid vaccine push has proved anything, it’s that big government works."

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27.01.2021

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Forbes: $100 Million From Elon Musk Won’t Enable Carbon Capture

"Funding for research and development of carbon capture technologies is most welcome, and Musk’s donation will surely lead to technological advances in the space. The problems, however, holding back the mass deployment of carbon capture are primarily economic, and a Silicon Valley mindset that champions disruptive innovation as the solution to all problems will fail to advance this important industry."

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27.01.2021

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The Washington Post: Planting crops - and carbon, too

"President Biden says farmers can adopt agricultural methods that help fight climate change. Maryland farmer Trey Hill has been trying."

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27.01.2021

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Anthropocene: To stop the climate clock, fund technologies to pull carbon dioxide from air, researchers say

"Investments of war and pandemic proportions in direct air capture could reverse the rise in atmospheric CO2 and global temperature before 2100."

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