23.01.2020

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Climate Home News: UK to stop funding coal abroad but will help Africa with oil, gas

"The UK will formally end all direct support for coal mining and power plants abroad but still help African countries “extract and use” oil and gas, prime minister Boris Johnson announced on Monday."

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23.01.2020

# New Publications

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Hu, Bin; et al. (2020): Can bioenergy carbon capture and storage aggravate global water crisis?

Hu, Bin; Zhang, Yilun; Li, Yi; Teng, Yanguo; Yue, Weifeng (2020): Can bioenergy carbon capture and storage aggravate global water crisis? In Science of the Total Environment, p. 136856. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.136856.

"A bottom-up analysis approach was applied in this paper to calculating water consumption for BECCS and estimating water quality deterioration caused by increasing fertilizer and pesticide application. The results indicated that water usage of BECCS was equal to adding 12.86%–16.64% (switchgrass) and 17.59%–26.06% (miscanthus) additional water stress on global available water resources at 2100. Additional N fertilizer application in 2100 would be equal to over 84%, 55% and 42% for both switchgrass and miscanthus under three CCS capture efficiency scenarios, respectively, comparing to such global scale in 2012."

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23.01.2020

# New Publications

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Pinto, Izidine; et al. (2020): Africa's Climate Response to Solar Radiation Management with Stratospheric Aerosol

Pinto, Izidine; Jack, Christopher; Lennard, Christopher; Tilmes, Simone; Odoulami, Romaric C. (2020): Africa's Climate Response to Solar Radiation Management with Stratospheric Aerosol. In Geophysical Research Letters. DOI: 10.1029/2019GL086047.

"We investigate the potential impact of SRM on temperature and rainfall means and extremes over sub‐Saharan Africa using simulations from the Geoengineering Large Ensemble (GLENS). We found SRM significantly reduces temperature means and extremes, however, the effect on precipitation is not as linear."

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23.01.2020

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Geek Wire: Seattle startup Nori raises cash for blockchain marketplace to fight climate change

"The cryptocurrency would pay farmers to capture the gas by using sustainable farming techniques that promote the growth of microbes and bacteria in topsoil. The microscopic organisms pull CO2 out of the air and hold it in the ground where it won’t heat the planet."

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22.01.2020

# Calls & events

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Job: Postdoc (2 years) on politics of climate change and negative emissions (Lunds Universitet)

Deadline: 09. February 2020

"The successful applicant will be appointed for two years and will work within one or both of the below two work packages. We ask applicants to clearly state how their application is positioned in relation to these work packages.

1. Discursive analysis of emerging narratives on carbon dioxide removal, across private sector and civil society groups, and focusing on a range of possible negative emission technologies.

2. Political economic analysis of emergent carbon removal practices, based on case study methods. This working package involves document analysis and interviews with companies and other stakeholders, following industry events and policy seminars."

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22.01.2020

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The Guardian: Trump blasts 'prophets of doom' in attack on climate activism

"Jennifer Morgan, Greenpeace’s executive director, said: “The 1tn trees initiative didn’t make up for the lack of a wider attack on the climate emergency, and Trump had failed to appreciate the scale of the crisis."

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22.01.2020

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Thunderbird School of Global Management at ASU: New Investments and Research Indicate Multi-Trillion Dollar Market for Climate Restoration Through Carbon-Capture

"Thunderbird School of Global Management released a new report today projecting that the world can realize at least $1 trillion - $3 trillion dollars in market opportunities and $3 trillion - $5 trillion dollars in broader economic, social and environmental benefits per year by 2030."

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22.01.2020

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Globe News Wire: New Private Sector Investments Signal Major Tipping Point for Emerging Multi-Trillion Dollar Market Opportunity for Climate Restoration Over the Next Decade

"Rick Parnell, CEO, of the Foundation for Climate Restoration stated, “The multi-trillion dollar climate restoration market opportunity should rapidly mobilize innovators to identify the best mix of solutions that are safe, scaleable, financeable, and permanently store CO2.  Climate restoration solutions should be deployed at a large scale as soon as possible to address the climate emergency. Our work is about galvanizing a movement to ensure a habitable planet for future generations.”"

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22.01.2020

# New Publications

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Fagan, Matthew E.; et al. (2020): How feasible are global forest restoration commitments?

Fagan, Matthew E.; Reid, J. Leighton; Holland, Margaret B.; Drew, Justin G.; Zahawi, Rakan A. (2020): How feasible are global forest restoration commitments? In CONSERVATION LETTERS 348 (80), 638 LP–640. DOI: 10.1111/conl.12700.

"Numerous countries have made voluntary commitments to conduct forest landscape restoration over millions of hectares of degraded land in the coming decade. We consider the relative likelihood these countries will achieve their restoration commitments."

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21.01.2020

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Carbon Brief: State of the climate: How the world warmed in 2019

"All of the official climate data for 2019 is now in. In this article, Carbon Brief explains why last year proved to be so remarkable across the planet’s oceans, atmosphere, cryosphere and surface temperature."

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