14.09.2020

# Calls & events

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Call for Applications: The Terraforming 2021 Program (Strelka Institute)

Deadline: 10. November 2020

"The Terraforming refers both to the terraforming that has taken place over the last century and millennia over the course of urbanisation, and to the terraforming that must now be planned and conducted as the planetary design initiative of the next century if true catastrophes are to be prevented."

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14.09.2020

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Video: Strelka Institute: The Terraforming 2021. New Program Presentation

"Program director Benjamin Bratton on the new year of The Terraforming design research program at Strelka Institute."

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09.09.2020

# New Publications

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Brack, Duncan; King, Richard (2020): Managing Land‐based CDR: BECCS, Forests and Carbon Sequestration

Brack, Duncan; King, Richard (2020): Managing Land‐based CDR: BECCS, Forests and Carbon Sequestration. In Global Policy. DOI: 10.1111/1758-5899.12827.

"To date there has been little focus on the optimum strategies for integrating land‐based CDR approaches – under which circumstances forest areas are best left undisturbed, managed for conservation, and/or managed for harvested wood products, and how these options affect the availability of residual feedstocks for BECCS. This paper reviews this debate and suggests appropriate policy measures."

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09.09.2020

# Media

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C2G Guest Post: Land-based Carbon Dioxide Removal: as urgent and as difficult a policy challenge as ever

"In our new article Managing Land‐based CDR, we outline three key messages for the policy communities considering the sequestration potentials of bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) – the main technology currently considered by climate models – and how these interact with more nature-based solutions such as forest management and afforestation."

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09.09.2020

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EU Press Release: EU Climate law: Laying down the path to achieve climate neutrality by 2050

"The Agriculture Committee called on Monday for a 55% emission reduction target for 2030, a potential intermediary 2040 target and a proper EU funding to achieve them."

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09.09.2020

# Political Papers

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Morrow, David (2020): Integrated Assessment Modeling of Carbon Removal at ICRLP

Morrow, David (2020): Integrated Assessment Modeling of Carbon Removal at ICRLP. Institute for Carbon Removal Law and Policy, September 2020. 

"The Institute for Carbon Removal Law and Policy is helping to push the boundaries of integrated assessment modeling of carbon removal with two ongoing projects."

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09.09.2020

# New Publications

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Rickels, Wilfried; et al. (2020): The Future of (Negative) Emissions Trading in the European Union

Rickels, Wilfried; Proelss, Alexander; Geden, Oliver; Burhenne, Julian; Fridahl, Mathias (2020): The Future of (Negative) Emissions Trading in the European Union. In Kiel Working Paper (2164).

"This conceptual paper explores various design options for integrating negative emissions technologies (NETs) into the EU ETS. We discuss their potential implications for emissions trading at large and address the specificity of bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS); repealing the provision that installations exclusively using biomass are not covered by the ETS Directive, BE(CCS) installations could in principle fall within the scope of the ETS Directive."

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08.09.2020

# New Publications

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Digdaya, Ibadillah A.; et al. (2020): A direct coupled electrochemical system for capture and conversion of CO2 from oceanwater

Digdaya, Ibadillah A.; Sullivan, Ian; Lin, Meng; Han, Lihao; Cheng, Wen-Hui; Atwater, Harry A.; Xiang, Chengxiang (2020): A direct coupled electrochemical system for capture and conversion of CO2 from oceanwater. In Nat Comms 11 (1), p. 4412. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-020-18232-y.

"Capture and conversion of CO2 from oceanwater can lead to net-negative emissions and can provide carbon source for synthetic fuels and chemical feedstocks at the gigaton per year scale. Here, we report a direct coupled, proof-of-concept electrochemical system that uses a bipolar membrane electrodialysis (BPMED) cell and a vapor-fed CO2 reduction (CO2R) cell to capture and convert CO2 from oceanwater."

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08.09.2020

# Media

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The Narwhal: Meet the Canadian farmers fighting climate change

"Conservation and agriculture have often been at odds. But as Ottawa develops the first federal carbon offset standard, farming techniques that reduce greenhouse gas emissions are having a moment."

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08.09.2020

# Media

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New Scientist: Silicon Valley billionaires want to geoengineer the world's oceans

"Should billionaires be able to start tinkering with the climate without asking the rest of us?"

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