01.11.2019

# Political Papers

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Energy Futures Initiative (2019): Clearing the Air: A Federal RD&D Initiative and Management Plan for Carbon Dioxide Removal Technologies

Energy Futures Initiative (2019): Clearing the Air: A Federal RD&D Initiative and Management Plan for Carbon Dioxide Removal Technologies. September 2019. https://energyfuturesinitiative.org/efi-reports.

"The report outlines a 10-year RD&D initiative to bring to commercial readiness innovative CDR technologies at gigaton scale, at technology-specific cost targets, with minimal ecological impacts."

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01.11.2019

# Media

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Legal Planet: Can Soils Solve Climate Change?

"A few months ago, I questioned a claim that planting trees could solve climate change. According to some scientists, reforestation “is by far the cheapest solution that has ever been proposed,” and for $300 billion it could sequester 200 gigatons of carbon (GtC, or 733 GtCO2). Many media outlets swooned, but the assertions were weak if not incorrect. Indeed, just this week, Science — the original outlet — published four scathing critiques of the underlying scientific paper."

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01.11.2019

# Calls & events

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Call for Attendance: Webinar on "State-level Forest Carbon in a Changing Climate"

4 December 2019

Second webinar of two FCWG Learning Exchange Series sessions focused on forest carbon policy. Information on the first webinar available here.

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01.11.2019

# Calls & events

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Call for Attendance: Webinar on "Federal Outlook for Forests, Carbon and Climate"

6 November 2019

"Congress is actively discussing climate policy—but where do forests stand in the mix? In this webinar, speakers Rita Hite (American Forests) and Alix Murdoch (American Forest Foundation) will share an update on the climate policy landscape, how forests fit in, and what’s ahead from two of the Forest Climate Working Group’s policy and advocacy leaders."

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01.11.2019

# Media

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GlobeNewswire: Rick Parnell, CEO of the Foundation for Climate Restoration, Issues the Following Statement on UK Parliamentary Debate on Climate Restoration

"More than 100,000 UK citizens took it upon themselves to petition their government to address the current climate emergency and become a world leader in natural climate solutions. In response, the UK Parliament today engaged in a formal parliamentary debate on measures to remove millions of tons of excess CO2 from the atmosphere."

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01.11.2019

# New Publications

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Núñez-López, Vanessa, and Emily Moskal (2019): “Potential of CO2-EOR for Near-Term Decarbonization.”

Núñez-López, Vanessa, and Emily Moskal. 2019. “Potential of CO2-EOR for Near-Term Decarbonization.” Frontiers in Climate 1 (September). https://doi.org/10.3389/fclim.2019.00005.

‌"This paper provides an overview of carbon dioxide enhanced oil recovery (CO2-EOR) and its ability to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (even to the point of negative emissions), the role it needs to play in the challenge of decarbonization, and the need to scale up implementation and deployment in order to meet climate goals."

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01.11.2019

# Media

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Guest post on C2G: Maria Hammershøy: Faith, climate-altering technologies, and the Arctic

"People working in the science, business or politics of climate change might usually give little thought to what the Catholic Church or other faith communities think about the governance of climate-altering technologies. Yet the major world religions have accumulated thousands of years of reflection on our role as caretakers of Earth, as well as ethical and moral reflections on new technologies and large-scale risk."

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01.11.2019

# New Publications

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Paustian, Keith, et al. (2019): “Soil C Sequestration as a Biological Negative Emission Strategy.”

Paustian, Keith, Eric Larson, Jeffrey Kent, Ernie Marx, and Amy Swan. 2019. “Soil C Sequestration as a Biological Negative Emission Strategy.” Frontiers in Climate 1 (October). https://doi.org/10.3389/fclim.2019.00008.

‌"In addition to carbon dioxide removal potential, increases in soil organic matter/soil C content are highly beneficial from the standpoint of soil health and soil fertility. Practices to increase soil C stocks include well-known, proven techniques, or “best management practices” (BMP) for building soil carbon."

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01.11.2019

# New Publications

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Bellamy, Rob, and Oliver Geden (2019): “Govern CO2 Removal from the Ground Up.”

Bellamy, Rob, and Oliver Geden. 2019. “Govern CO2 Removal from the Ground Up.” Nature Geoscience 12 (11): 874–76. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41561-019-0475-7.

‌"Scientists and policymakers must acknowledge that carbon dioxide removal can be small in scale and still be relevant for climate policy, that it will primarily emerge ‘bottom up’, and that different methods have different governance needs."

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01.11.2019

# New Publications

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Kelemen, Peter, et al. (2019): “An Overview of the Status and Challenges of CO2 Storage in Minerals and Geological Formations.”

Kelemen, Peter, Sally M Benson, Hélène Pilorgé, Peter Campbell Psarras, and Jennifer Wilcox. 2019. “An Overview of the Status and Challenges of CO2 Storage in Minerals and Geological Formations.” Frontiers in Climate 1. https://doi.org/10.3389/fclim.2019.00009.

‌"This overview study presents the advantages, drawbacks, cost, and CO2 storage potential of each technique, the current and future projects in this domain, and potential sequestration options in geologic formation around the world."

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