May 2021

31.05.2021

# New Publications

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Sweet, Shannan K.; et al. (2021): Perceptions of naturalness predict US public support for Soil Carbon Storage as a climate solution

Sweet, Shannan K.; Schuldt, Jonathon P.; Lehmann, Johannes; Bossio, Deborah A.; Woolf, Dominic (2021): Perceptions of naturalness predict US public support for Soil Carbon Storage as a climate solution. In Climatic Change 166 (1-2), pp. 1–15. DOI: 10.1007/s10584-021-03121-0.

"We analyzed data from a national probability survey of 1222 US adults who reported believing in climate change at least “somewhat” to estimate public support for Soil Carbon Storage and how it compares to other leading Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) strategies."

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31.05.2021

# New Publications

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Sherwin, Evan D. (2021): Electrofuel Synthesis from Variable Renewable Electricity: An Optimization-Based Techno-Economic Analysis

Sherwin, Evan D. (2021): Electrofuel Synthesis from Variable Renewable Electricity: An Optimization-Based Techno-Economic Analysis. In Environmental science & technology. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.0c07955.

"This analysis characterizes the economic viability of electrofuels, synthesized from CO2 from direct air capture (DAC) and hydrogen from electrolysis of water, powered primarily by solar or wind electricity."

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31.05.2021

# New Publications

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Healey, Peter; et al. (2021): Governing Net Zero Carbon Removals to Avoid Entrenching Inequities

Healey, Peter; Scholes, Robert; Lefale, Penehuro; Yanda, Pius (2021): Governing Net Zero Carbon Removals to Avoid Entrenching Inequities. In Front. Clim. 3. DOI: 10.3389/fclim.2021.672357.

"The use of CDR to contribute to robust progress toward Paris climate goals requires global agreement on simultaneously reducing emissions and enhancing removals, equity in burden sharing, and an interdisciplinary effort led by individual jurisdictions and focused on the co-development of technologies and governance to create CDR portfolios matched to local needs."

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31.05.2021

# New Publications

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Wilson, Brooke (2021): Past the Tipping Point, but With Hope of Return: How Creating a Geoengineering Compulsory Licensing Scheme Can Incentivize Innovation

Wilson, Brooke (2021): Past the Tipping Point, but With Hope of Return: How Creating a Geoengineering Compulsory Licensing Scheme Can Incentivize Innovation. In Washington and Lee Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice 27 (2), p. 791. Available online at https://scholarlycommons.law.wlu.edu/crsj/vol27/iss2/13.

"This Note explores the patenting of geoengineering technologies and issues arising from the early stages of this high-risk, high-reward technology. This Note focuses on one possible solution to solving the issues surrounding the patenting of geoengineering technology: Creating a specialized compulsory licensing scheme."

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31.05.2021

# Political Papers

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Grisé, Michelle; et al. (2021): Climate Control: International Legal Mechanisms for Managing the Geopolitical Risks of Geoengineering

Grisé, Michelle; Yonekura, Emmi; Blake, Jonathan S.; Desmet, David; Garg, Anusree; Preston, Benjamin Lee (2021): Climate Control: International Legal Mechanisms for Managing the Geopolitical Risks of Geoengineering. RAND Corporation.

"In this Perspective, the authors review the state of different geoengineering technologies, highlighting differences in technological development stage, price, time scales, and potential secondary effects. They discuss the geopolitical risks that may be introduced by geoengineering implementation. Given the many serious risks that geoengineering poses, they conclude by examining whether existing international governance mechanisms manage the geopolitical risks associated with geoengineering."

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31.05.2021

# New Publications

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Wagner, Gernot (2021): Geoengineering. The gamble

Wagner, Gernot (2021): Geoengineering. The gamble. Cambridge, UK, Medford, MA: Polity Press.

"In Geoengineering: the Gamble, climate economist Gernot Wagner provides a balanced take on the possible benefits and all-too-real risks. Despite those risks, he argues, geoengineering may only be a matter of time. Not if, but when."

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27.05.2021

# Calls & events

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Job: Researcher / PhD position (f/m/d) in Environmental Economics or Public Economics with special focus on Carbon Dioxide Removal Policies

Deadline: 15. June 2021

"The successful candidate will contribute with research on policy instruments to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere within the DFG funded research project CLEANUP headed by Prof. Dr. Matthias Kalkuhl."

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27.05.2021

# New Publications

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Shayegh, Soheil; et al. (2021): Future Prospects of Direct Air Capture Technologies: Insights From an Expert Elicitation Survey

Shayegh, Soheil; Bosetti, Valentina; Tavoni, Massimo (2021): Future Prospects of Direct Air Capture Technologies: Insights From an Expert Elicitation Survey. In Front. Clim. 3. DOI: 10.3389/fclim.2021.630893.

"This is the first study reporting technical experts' judgments on future costs under different scenarios, for two time periods, for two policy options, and for two different DAC technologies."

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27.05.2021

# Media

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Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (UK): Projects selected for Phase 1 of the Direct air capture and greenhouse gas removal programme

"This competition will provide funding for developing technologies that enable the removal of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere in the UK."

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26.05.2021

# Media

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NBC News: Carbon storage offers hope for climate, cash for farmers

"All industries are under pressure to reduce emissions, primarily by switching to renewable energy. Farming has something most others don’t: the ability to pull carbon dioxide."

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