27.10.2020

# New Publications

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Johansson, Daniel J.A.; et al. (2020): The role of negative carbon emissions in reaching the Paris climate targets: The impact of target formulation in integrated assessment models

Johansson, Daniel J.A.; Azar, Christian; Lehtveer, Mariliis; Peters, Glen P. (2020): The role of negative carbon emissions in reaching the Paris climate targets: The impact of target formulation in integrated assessment models. In Environ. Res. Lett. DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/abc3f0.

"Across two Integrated Assessment Models (IAMs), we found that the amount of net-negative emissions – when global net emissions fall below zero – depends to a large extent on how the target is represented, i.e. implemented in the model."

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27.10.2020

# Media

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Euractiv: Official: EU taking first steps to bring forestry into carbon market

"The first step to bring forestry under the EU’s emissions trading scheme is to ensure that every tonne of carbon dioxide in the forest is counted so that a certification system for carbon removals can be put in place, Artur Runge-Metzger told EURACTIV."

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27.10.2020

# Political Papers

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American Action Forum: The One Trillion Trees Initiative

"President Trump last week issued an executive order that creates a council to implement the One Trillion Trees Initiative. The initiative calls for forest restoration and conservation to protect local ecosystems and to provide the carbon capture necessary to mitigate climate change. While the president’s commitment and executive order are a promising first step in necessary policymaking, it is difficult to determine what they mean in practice."

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27.10.2020

# Political Papers

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Bodansky, Daniel; Biniaz, Susan (2020): Climate Intervention: The Case for Research

Bodansky, Daniel; Biniaz, Susan (2020): Climate Intervention: The Case for Research. Center for Climate and Energy Solutions & SilverLining.

"This paper argues that there is an urgent need for research on climate intervention as a potential means of addressing abrupt change, and counters common objections. It argues that research would (1) improve our understanding of the likelihood of abrupt changes and our ability to respond safely and effectively; (2) supply governments, stakeholders, and the public with the information needed to assess and make evidence-based decisions about climate interventions; (3) help address the risks of climate change for future generations and for vulnerable countries, especially those without resources to adapt; and (4) reduce the risk of geopolitical tensions over climate interventions due to uncertainties and mistakes."

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27.10.2020

# New Publications

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Nelson, John P.; et al. (2020): Assessing solar geoengineering research funders: Insights from two US public deliberations

Nelson, John P.; Kaplan, Leah; Tomblin, David (2020): Assessing solar geoengineering research funders: Insights from two US public deliberations. In The Anthropocene Review, 205301962096484. DOI: 10.1177/2053019620964845.

"For both normative and pragmatic reasons, actors interested in SRM research and implementation would do well to attend to public preferences and concerns regarding SRM work. But despite growing literature treating public perspectives on SRM governance, little is known about public perceptions or preferences regarding potential SRM research funders. Specific research funders could significantly affect both the varieties, scales, and aims of research performed and public responses to SRM research. Drawing from two deliberative public forums on SRM research involving 171 participants in total, this paper begins to fill this gap in the literature."

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27.10.2020

# New Publications

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Converse, Benjamin A.; et al. (2020): If humans design the planet: A call for psychological scientists to engage with climate engineering

Converse, Benjamin A.; Hancock, Patrick I.; Klotz, Leidy E.; Clarens, Andres F.; Adams, Gabrielle S. (2020): If humans design the planet: A call for psychological scientists to engage with climate engineering. In The American psychologist. DOI: 10.1037/amp0000656.

"The field of psychological science should prepare to help society responsibly consider climate engineering alongside more conventional climate-change responses. This article lays out some initial questions and issues a call to action. It aims to provide common ground for a conversation between climatologists, policymakers, psychological scientists, and members of the public on the important behavioral touchpoints of climate engineering."

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26.10.2020

# Calls & events

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Newsletter of Week 44 of 2020

The newsletter of calendar week 44 of 2020 is now available here.


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26.10.2020

# New Publications

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Buck, Holly J.; et al. (2020): Adaptation and Carbon Removal

Buck, Holly J., Jay Furhman, David R. Morrow, Daniel L. Sanchez, and Frances M. Wang (2020): Adaptation and Carbon Removal. One Earth 3 (4): 425–35. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oneear.2020.09.008.

‌"We propose three simple principles for integrating carbon removal and adaptation: identify opportunities for adaptive carbon removal in planning, prioritize adaptive value of projects, and give credit for carbon removed."

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26.10.2020

# Media

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3BLMedia: Oceans 2050 Leads Global Effort to Quantify Seaweed Carbon Sequestration

"Groundbreaking Global Study Will Deliver Evidence and Methodology to Validate and Monetize the Carbon Sequestration Impact of Ocean Farming."

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26.10.2020

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Clean Energy Wire: EU ministers agree on climate law, postpone decision on 2030 emissions target

"The climate law will make the goal of climate neutrality 2050 legally binding and provide a framework for the bloc’s climate action efforts."

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