21.01.2021

# Media

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OpinioJuris: Geoengineering and the Use of Force

"It is now widely accepted that the climate change crisis is going to contribute to increasing levels of armed conflict among and within states in the coming decades. Less widely considered is the effect the crisis may have on the jus ad bellum regime."

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21.01.2021

# New Publications

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Amonette, James E.; et al. (2021): Integrated biochar research: A roadmap

Amonette, James E.; Blanco-Canqui, Humberto; Hassebrook, Chuck; Laird, David A.; Lal, Rattan; Lehmann, Johannes; Page-Dumroese, Deborah (2021): Integrated biochar research: A roadmap. In Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 76 (1), 24A-29A. DOI: 10.2489/jswc.2021.1115A.

"A scientific consensus is building that the drawdown of very large amounts (at least 1,000 Gt [1.1 × 1012 tn]) of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere will be needed to stabilize the earth’s climate system at a safe temperature (Hansen et al. 2008Cao and Caldeira 2010IPCC 20182019)."

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21.01.2021

# Projects

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Project: Reforestation Hub

"This map shows county-level estimates of the potential area of new forests (“area of opportunity” in units of acres) and how much carbon those areas could capture (in units of metric ton of carbon dioxide per year). We focused on finding lower cost and more feasible options for restoring forest cover, which included lands already in a natural land use, more marginal agricultural lands, or areas where trees have the potential to provide high additional co-benefits beyond carbon capture, such as flood mitigation or urban cooling."

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21.01.2021

# Calls & events

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Job: Policy Advisor, Carbon Capture and Industrial Emissions

No Deadline

"Third Way’s Climate and Energy Program designs and advocates for policies to put the United States on the fastest, fairest path to net-zero emissions by 2050. Analysis from leading climate and energy authorities is clear that achieving this goal will require carbon capture, use, and storage (CCUS) technologies, as well as direct air capture (DAC). We are seeking a policy advisor to lead our team’s research, education, and advocacy work in these fields to ensure the federal policy community is aware of opportunities to support these technologies and the benefits that will come as a result."

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20.01.2021

# Calls & events

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Job: Senior Policy Advisor (Negative Emissions Platform)

Deadline: 26. January 2021

"We are looking for an experienced EU policy professional to join our team on a full-time basis to lead a number of policy and research activities."

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20.01.2021

# Media

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The New York Times: Businesses Aim to Pull Greenhouse Gases From the Air. It’s a Gamble

"A surge of corporate money could soon transform carbon removal from science fiction to reality. But there are risks: The very idea could offer industry an excuse to maintain dangerous habits."

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18.01.2021

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Newsletter of Week 03 of 2021

The newsletter of calendar week 03 of 2021 is now available here.


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18.01.2021

# Political Papers

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Freites, Samira Garcia; Jones, Christopher (2020): A Review of the Role of Fossil FuelBased Carbon Capture and Storage in the Energy System

Freites, Samira Garcia; Jones, Christopher (2020): A Review of the Role of Fossil FuelBased Carbon Capture and Storage in the Energy System. Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research. Manchester.

"The research states that significant CCS cannot be expected in the energy sector until the 2030s at least. In the context of increasingly constrained carbon budgets, the Scottish and UK Government are placing reliance over the next decade on this technology that has a track record of over-promising and under-delivering."

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18.01.2021

# New Publications

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Khalidy, Reza; Santos, Rafael M. (2021): The fate of atmospheric carbon sequestrated through weathering in mine tailings

Khalidy, Reza; Santos, Rafael M. (2021): The fate of atmospheric carbon sequestrated through weathering in mine tailings. In Minerals Engineering 163, p. 106767. DOI: 10.1016/j.mineng.2020.106767.

"This review paper critically explores available literature on mechanisms governing atmospheric CO2 capture in the mining residues, with an emphasis on the mine tailings."

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18.01.2021

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American Bar Association: Seeing the Forest for the Trees?: The Role of Afforestation and Reforestation in Combating Climate Change

"In recent years, there has been increasing discussion of the potential role of afforestation and reforestation in addressing climate change by effectuating the removal of large amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere."

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