03.08.2020

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Forbes: Ocean Crops: Is This The Next Frontier For Agriculture?

'CEO and Co-Founder of Agrisea, Luke Young, believes that growing rice on the ocean can solve two major challenges.  “It can address both the food crisis the world faces, as well as be a source of blue carbon, or absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and the ocean.”'

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03.08.2020

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Financial Times: Carbon credit markets still have a way to go

"The world’s emissions trading systems are maturing, but still patchy in their coverage."

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03.08.2020

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C2G Guest Post: Building capacity for industry to engage with carbon removal via a Carbon Removal Playbook

"If the community is in agreement that a discourse about carbon removal is indeed justified, there is a need to create a more expansive, inclusive, multi-perspective dialogue about the realities, rather than the ideals, for removing carbon. In particular, there is a need to engage the players who are implicitly relied on to finance carbon removal."

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03.08.2020

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Insider Media Limited: Drax Group Hails Robust Half-Year Results

"Biomass generation increased by 16 per cent during the period, ahead of its planned end to coal generation in March 2021."

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03.08.2020

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Splash: Maersk Drilling invests in new Carbon-Negative Energy

"Maersk Drilling is investing $1m in a California biomass company to help offset its emissions. Maersk Drilling has tied up with Clean Energy Systems to help develop a new technology called Carbon-Negative Energy. The concept builds on technology originally developed for the aerospace industry, which is now being deployed in a process that is expected to result in net-negative carbon emissions."

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03.08.2020

# Political Papers

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Höglund, Robert (2020): Removing Carbon Now. How can companies and individuals fund negative emissions technologies in a safe and effective way to help solve the climate crisis?

Höglund, Robert (2020): Removing Carbon Now. How can companies and individuals fund negative emissions technologies in a safe and effective way to help solve the climate crisis? Discussion paper. Oxfam.

"This paper sets out to answer which negative emissions techniques are available on the market today and how they potentially could be used by companies or individuals who wish to help solve the climate crisis by removing carbon in an effective way without creating risks for people or the environment."

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03.08.2020

# New Publications

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McKinnon, Catriona (2020): The Panglossian politics of the geoclique

McKinnon, Catriona (2020): The Panglossian politics of the geoclique. In Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 23 (5), pp. 584–599. DOI: 10.1080/13698230.2020.1694216.

"Two prominent geoengineering researchers have recently argued that the risk of termination shock could be minimised through the adoption of ‘relatively simple’ policies. This paper shows their arguments to be premised on heroically optimistic assumptions about the prospects for global cooperation and sustained trust in an SRM deployment scenario. The paper argues that worst-case scenarios are the right place to start in thinking about the governance of SRM."

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03.08.2020

# New Publications

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Bas, Muhammet A.; Mahajan, Aseem (2020): Contesting the climate

Bas, Muhammet A.; Mahajan, Aseem (2020): Contesting the climate. In Climatic Change. DOI: 10.1007/s10584-020-02758-7.

"We find that when countries’ temperature preferences diverge, applications of geoengineering and countergeoengineering can be highly wasteful due to deployment in opposite directions."

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03.08.2020

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MR Online: Solar geoengineering is incompatible with a (radical) Green New Deal

"In climate policy, solar geoengineering has long been considered fringe, at best a last-ditch “plan B” in the event of a climate emergency. But recent activity around the technology compels a shift in perspective: solar geoengineering is not a futuristic “plan B,” but a rapidly developing pillar of capital’s climate “plan A.”"

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03.08.2020

# New Publications

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Aldy, J. E. (2020): Employing a Broader Policy Toolkit to Mitigate Climate Change Risks

Aldy, J. E. (2020): Employing a Broader Policy Toolkit to Mitigate Climate Change Risks. The Environmental Forum, Jul/Aug 2020, 15.

"In our recent paper “Three Prongs for a Prudent Climate Policy,” Richard Zeckhauser and I evaluate a broader policy portfolio to combat climate change. In particular, we explore adding amelioration — through solar radiation management, or SRM — and adaptation to the emissions mitigation approach to climate change policy."

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