05.12.2019

# New Publications

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Butnar, I., et al. (2019): A Deep Dive into the Modelling Assumptions for Biomass with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS): A Transparency Exercise

Butnar, Isabela, Pei-Hao Li, Neil Strachan, Joana Portugal Pereira, Ajay Gambhir, and Peter Smith (2019): A Deep Dive into the Modelling Assumptions for Biomass with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS): A Transparency Exercise. Environmental Research Letters, November. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/ab5c3e.

‌"Through a structured review, we find that all IAMs communicate wider system assumptions and major cost assumptions transparently. This quality however fades as we dig deeper into modelling details."

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05.12.2019

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Jiang, J.; et al. (2019): Stratospheric Sulfate Aerosol Geoengineering Could Alter the High Latitude Seasonal Cycle

Jiang, Jiu, Long Cao, Douglas G. MacMartin, Isla R. Simpson, Ben Kravitz, Wei Cheng, Daniele Visioni, Simone Tilmes, Jadwiga H. Richter, and Michael J. Mills (2019): Stratospheric Sulfate Aerosol Geoengineering Could Alter the High Latitude Seasonal Cycle. Geophysical Research Letters, December. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019gl085758.

"Here we use the Stratospheric Aerosol Geoengineering Large Ensemble (GLENS) simulations to explore the effects of SAG on the seasonal cycle of climate change. Simulations show that relative to the present‐day climate, SAG diminishes the amplitude of the seasonal cycle of temperature at many high‐latitude locations, with warmer winters and cooler summers."

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05.12.2019

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Craik, N.; et al. (2019): Climate Engineering Under the Paris Agreement

Craik, Neil and William C.G. Burns (2019): Climate Engineering Under the Paris Agreement. In Environmental Law Reporter 49 (12), November 27, 2019. https://elr.info/news-analysis/49/11113/climate-engineering-under-paris-agreement.

‌"In light of the prominent, albeit contested, role that CE is likely to play in international climate policy, this Article analyzes the specific provisions of the Paris Agreement with a view to assessing the extent to which the Agreement can provide an institutional framework to effectively govern CE internationally, and how it may shape the development and implementation of CE options."

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05.12.2019

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Tilmes, S., et al. (2019): Reaching 1.5°C and 2.0°C Global Surface Temperature Targets Using Stratospheric Aerosol Geoengineering

Tilmes, Simone, Douglass E. MacMartin, Jan T. M. Lenaerts, Leo van Kampenhout, Laura Muntjewerf, Lili Xia, Cheryl S. Harrison, et al (2019): Reaching 1.5°C and 2.0°C Global Surface Temperature Targets Using Stratospheric Aerosol Geoengineering. Earth System Dynamics, December 2019. https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-2019-76.

‌"We propose new testbed model experiments for the Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project (GeoMIP) that are designed to limit global warming to 1.5°C or 2.0°C above 1850–1900 conditions using stratospheric aerosol geoengineering (SAG). "

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29.11.2019

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Ray, P. (2019): Renewable energy and sustainability

Ray, P. (2019): Renewable energy and sustainability. In Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy 21 (8), pp. 1517–1533. DOI: 10.1007/s10098-019-01739-4.

"Rough analysis presented here based on data that are commonly accepted, and mass and energy conservation principle with second law, seem to indicate that irrespective of correlation between carbon dioxide build-up and global warming, renewable energy, specifically direct solar energy will have to be adopted."

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28.11.2019

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Gattuso, J.-P.; et al. (2019): Opportunities for increasing ocean action in climate strategies

Gattuso, J.-P.; et al. (2019): Opportunities for increasing ocean action in climate strategies. IDDRI, Policy Brief N°02/19.

"In this Policy Brief we assess 18 ocean-based measures to support climate policies and the revision of NDCs in the areas of mitigation and adaptation. Ocean-related measures should not be considered as a substitute for climate mitigation on land, which must also be strongly pursued for the benefit of the atmosphere as well as the ocean."

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28.11.2019

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Rohr, T. (2019): Southern Ocean Iron Fertilization: An Argument Against Commercialization but for Continued Research Amidst Lingering Uncertainty

Rohr, Tyler (2019): "Southern Ocean Iron Fertilization: An Argument Against Commercialization but for Continued Research Amidst Lingering Uncertainty". Journal of Science Policy & Governance, Vol. 15, October 2019.

"I make that case that absent the appropriate oversight OIF activity on voluntary offset markets motivated by a reasonable market opportunity, the relative ease of deployment, and the perception of an ethical imperative, can, and will continue to, emerge. In turn, I argue that continued research is necessary to help constrain the public perception that voluntary markets depend on by further clarifying the risks, elaborating the challenges, and delegitimizing the promise of an iron bullet."

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25.11.2019

# New Publications

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New patent: Carbon Dioxide Capture Method and Facility

"A carbon dioxide capture facility is disclosed comprising packing formed as a slab, and at least one liquid source. The slab has opposed dominant faces, the opposed dominant faces being at least partially wind penetrable to allow wind to flow through the packing."

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24.11.2019

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Morrow, D.R. (2019): A Mission-Driven Research Program on Solar Geoengineering Could Promote Justice and Legitimacy

Morrow, David R (2019): “A Mission-Driven Research Program on Solar Geoengineering Could Promote Justice and Legitimacy.” Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy. https://doi.org/10.1080/13698230.2020.1694220

"Building on the largely epistemic reasons offered by earlier commentators, this paper argues that a well-designed mission-driven research program that aims to evaluate solar geoengineering could promote justice and legitimacy, among other valuable ends."

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18.11.2019

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Wagner, G.; et al. (2019): Green Moral Hazards

Wagner, Gernot, and Daniel Zizzamia. 2019. “Green Moral Hazards.” SSRN Electronic Journal. https://doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3486990.

"‌When a green moral hazard is applied, its adherents attempt to wrestle with the chimera to make a political statement about the world. Thus, rather than retreating into the labyrinth of the green moral hazard and pitting technofixes against deeper systemic transformation, technofixes like geoengineering should be discussed out in the open in ways that encourage what philosopher Helen Longino labels, “transformative criticism.” Doing so would also greatly expand the attention paid to the underlying environmental problem in the first place, in essence using (solar) geoengineering to expand the broader climate conversation."

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