10.06.2021

# Political Papers

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Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (2021): Cleaning up emissions from our atmosphere

Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (2021): Cleaning up emissions from our atmosphere. MCC Policy Brief No. 2 - Carbon Removal. June 2021.

"The issue of "negative emissions" is moving up the agenda, and governments are already setting concrete goals. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions quickly towards zero is not enough to achieve the temperature targets of the Paris global climate agreement."

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10.06.2021

# New Publications

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Fuglesang, Christer; Herreros Miciano, María García de (2021): Realistic sunshade system at L1 for global temperature control

Fuglesang, Christer; Herreros Miciano, María García de (2021): Realistic sunshade system at L1 for global temperature control. In Acta Astronautica 186, pp. 269–279. DOI: 10.1016/j.actaastro.2021.04.035.

"This paper evaluates the feasibility of implementing a space sunshade in the vicinity of the first Lagrange point of the Sun-Earth system by the middle of the century."

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10.06.2021

# New Publications

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Franke, Henning; et al. (2021): Differences in the quasi-biennial oscillation response to stratospheric aerosol modification depending on injection strategy and species

Franke, Henning; Niemeier, Ulrike; Visioni, Daniele (2021): Differences in the quasi-biennial oscillation response to stratospheric aerosol modification depending on injection strategy and species. In Atmos. Chem. Phys 21 (11), pp. 8615–8635. DOI: 10.5194/acp-21-8615-2021.

"Our simulations confirm that the QBO response significantly depends on the injection location."

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10.06.2021

# New Publications

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Corbett, Charles (2020): Chemtrails and Solar Geoengineers: Governing Online Conspiracy Theory Misinformation

Corbett, Charles (2020): Chemtrails and Solar Geoengineers: Governing Online Conspiracy Theory Misinformation. In Missouri Law Review 85 (3). Available online at https://scholarship.law.missouri.edu/mlr/vol85/iss3/5.

"This Article assesses legal obstacles to regulating chemtrail misinformation and proposes responses that work within prevailing norms and laws governing online speech."

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10.06.2021

# Media

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The Guardian: Texas Republican asks: can we fix the moon’s orbit to fight climate change?

"The Texas Republican congressman Louie Gohmert has asked a senior US government official if changing the moon’s orbit around the Earth, or the Earth’s orbit around the sun, might be a solution for climate change."

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07.06.2021

# Calls & events

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Newsletter of Week 23 of 2021

The newsletter of calendar week 23 of 2021 is now available here.


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07.06.2021

# Calls & events

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Call for expression of interest: Business engagement consultant (nature-based solutions and regenerative agriculture)

Deadline: 16. June 2021

"The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) is a globally influential Institute developing leadership solutions for a sustainable economy. To support us in an exciting new project, we are looking to work with a freelance consultant(s) as an active delivery partner."

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07.06.2021

# New Publications

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Sasaki, Nophea; et al. (2021): Predicting carbon emissions, emissions reductions, and carbon removal due to deforestation and plantation forests in Southeast Asia

Sasaki, Nophea; Myint, Yadanar Yè; Abe, Issei; Venkatappa, Manjunatha (2021): Predicting carbon emissions, emissions reductions, and carbon removal due to deforestation and plantation forests in Southeast Asia. In Journal of Cleaner Production 312, p. 127728. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2021.127728.

"Here, we assessed carbon stocks, carbon emissions, removals, and reductions due to deforestation and management of the natural (NFs) and plantation forests (PFs) in Southeast Asia. We found that area of NFs declined about 1.09 million ha or 0.52% yr−1 over the last 20 years but only approximately 0.29 million ha was converted to PFs."

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07.06.2021

# Media

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Clean Air Task Force: Scaling Up Climate Ambition: Carbon Capture, Removal, and Storage Priorities in the 117th Congress

"The US can maintain innovation leadership in carbon capture and storage, but we must act quickly."

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07.06.2021

# Political Papers

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Trove Research (2021): Future Demand, Supply and Prices for Voluntary Carbon Credits – Keeping the Balance

Trove Research (2021): Future Demand, Supply and Prices for Voluntary Carbon Credits – Keeping the Balance.

"This land-mark study, conducted in collaboration with UCL, produces the first analysis of the long term demand, supply and prices of carbon credits (carbon offsets) in the Voluntary Carbon Market.  The analysis models future demand for carbon credits from over 5000 companies using a range of forecasting approaches.  Future carbon credit supply uses satellite imagery, together with detailed spatial and economic modelling, to project the future costs of meeting this demand.  The analysis concludes that considerably higher prices are needed to incentivise a large-scale change in land-use away from agriculture towards preserving and restoring forests, and to invest in capturing and storing CO2 in the atmosphere."

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