May 2021

17.05.2021

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Newsletter of Week 20 of 2021

The newsletter of calendar week 20 of 2021 is now available here.


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17.05.2021

# Political Papers

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Amador, Giana; et al. (2021): Zero, Then Negative. The Congressional Blueprint for Scaling Carbon Removal

Amador, Giana; Burns, Erin; Glicksman, Maya; Holness, Courtni; Jacobson, Rory; Kosar, Ugbaard et al. (2021): Zero, Then Negative. The Congressional Blueprint for Scaling Carbon Removal. Carbon180.

"The rapid pace of change over the last few years has opened a rare window to double down on our momentum and, with targeted and ambitious investments from the federal government today, far outpace that growth in the coming decades. To do this, we must come together around transformational policies that can address current barriers to full-scale carbon removal."

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17.05.2021

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Marine Conservation Society and Rewilding Britain (2021): Blue carbon. Ocean-based solutions to fight the climate crisis

Marine Conservation Society and Rewilding Britain (2021): Blue carbon. Ocean-based solutions to fight the climate crisis.

"We are calling on the UK Government and devolved administrations to act with urgency to invest in, co-develop and implement a four-nation Blue Carbon Strategy."

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17.05.2021

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Job: Postdoctoral Associate (Stony Brook University)

Deadline: 19. June 2021

"Seeking a postdoc familiar with the marine carbonate system for an interdisciplinary project in the emerging field of ocean carbon dioxide removal (ocean CDR) and negative emissions technologies (NETs) that aims to mitigate ocean acidification while decreasing the atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration. The postdoc will help evaluate an electrochemical process that enables local adjustment and control of seawater carbonate chemistry."

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17.05.2021

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Call for Abstracts: Enhanced Weathering and Synergistic Combinations with Other CDR Methods (Frontiers Research Topic)

Deadline: 30. September 2021

"This special collection encourages submissions to this broad application scheme of EW and welcomes contributions on laboratory experiments, greenhouse experiments as well as field trials. We also encourage submissions on modelling studies, as predictions about the efficiency of CDR, impacts on soil functioning and biological uptake of released elements by EW need improvements, such that in the future EW in combination with other CDR options can be applied in a sustainable way."

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17.05.2021

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nature Editorial: Give research into solar geoengineering a chance

"There is no substitute for aggressive cuts in greenhouse-gas emissions. But the risks and benefits of technologies that could mitigate global warming need to be evaluated."

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17.05.2021

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Climate Home News: Carbon removal experts support splitting “net zero” into twin targets

"Net zero goals can hide as much as they reveal. In a survey of 300 experts, we found the overwhelming majority favour a more transparent approach."

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17.05.2021

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Keyßer, Lorenz T.; Lenzen, Manfred (2021): 1.5 °C degrowth scenarios suggest the need for new mitigation pathways

Keyßer, Lorenz T.; Lenzen, Manfred (2021): 1.5 °C degrowth scenarios suggest the need for new mitigation pathways. In Nat Comms 12 (1), p. 2676. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-021-22884-9.

"As a first step to address this gap, this paper compares 1.5  °C degrowth scenarios with IPCC archetype scenarios, using a simplified quantitative representation of the fuel-energy-emissions nexus. Here we find that the degrowth scenarios minimize many key risks for feasibility and sustainability compared to technology-driven pathways, such as the reliance on high energy-GDP decoupling, large-scale carbon dioxide removal and large-scale and high-speed renewable energy transformation."

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17.05.2021

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Giannousakis, Anastasis; et al. (2021): How uncertainty in technology costs and carbon dioxide removal availability affect climate mitigation pathways

Giannousakis, Anastasis; Hilaire, Jérôme; Nemet, Gregory F.; Luderer, Gunnar; Pietzcker, Robert C.; Rodrigues, Renato et al. (2021): How uncertainty in technology costs and carbon dioxide removal availability affect climate mitigation pathways. In Energy 216, p. 119253. DOI: 10.1016/j.energy.2020.119253.

"We assess how energy supply costs and carbon dioxide removal (CDR) availability affect mitigation by performing a sensitivity analysis with the energy-economy-climate model REMIND. We use new scenarios with carbon price paths that aim to reduce the frequently seen temperature overshoot."

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17.05.2021

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Javed, Mahnoor; et al. (2021): An overview of effect of process parameters for removal of CO2 using biomass-derived adsorbents

Javed, Mahnoor; Zahoor, Muhammad; Mazari, Shaukat Ali; Qureshi, Sundus Saeed; Sabzoi, Nizamuddin; Jatoi, Abdul Sattar; Mubarak, Nabisab Mujawar (2021): An overview of effect of process parameters for removal of CO2 using biomass-derived adsorbents. In Biomass Conv. Bioref., pp. 1–19. DOI: 10.1007/s13399-021-01548-0.

"This review attempts to report and critically analyze the work conducted on the synthesis of biomass-derived adsorbents from various biomasses."

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