18.11.2019

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Climate Home News: IEA World Energy Outlook outlines 1.5C scenario

"Observers warn the IEA’s projection is inconsistent with the world’s long-term sustainable development needs"

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18.11.2019

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Grist: Candidates are finally talking about climate change, but they’re asking all the wrong questions

"The first two legs — mitigation and adaptation — are the standard pillars of climate policy, wherein governments limit the progression of climate change and safeguard communities from its worst effects. Zeitz argues these aren’t enough."

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17.11.2019

# New Publications

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Pröll, T.; et al. (2019): Biomass-Based Negative Emission Technology Options with Combined Heat and Power Generation

Pröll, Tobias, and Florian Zerobin. 2019. “Biomass-Based Negative Emission Technology Options with Combined Heat and Power Generation.” Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change 24 (7): 1307–24. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11027-019-9841-4.

"The results show that both bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) and biochar qualify as negative emission technologies (NETs) and that there is an energy-based performance advantage of BECCS over biochar because of the unreleased fuel energy in the biochar case."

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14.11.2019

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Physics World: Carbon removal requires multiple technologies

"Experts agree that efforts to remove CO2 from the atmosphere over coming decades will need to encompass a broad range of techniques. Despite this, some technologies are still overlooked by current models, and even those that have been studied are generally considered in isolation."

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14.11.2019

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Greenbiz: Exploring the business case for carbon removal

"While it clearly will take substantial investments to put many of these natural and technological approaches into practice, the numbers associated with the markets they could open certainly are eye-catching."

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14.11.2019

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Global Coral Reef Alliance: In Memoriam – Dr. Norman Myers

"Dr. Tom Goreau, President of GCRA is sad to note the death of a greatly valued colleague and environmental hero, Dr. Norman Myers, of Oxford University, one of the world’s pioneering experts on species extinction, conservation, deforestation, and impacts of climate change."

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11.11.2019

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Independent: Scientists create ‘artificial leaf’ that sucks in carbon dioxide and makes fuel

"The new technology was inspired by the way plants use photosynthesis to turn carbon dioxide into glucose and oxygen. The artificial leaf mimics this process – with the help of a cheap red powder called cuprous oxide – and produces methanol and oxygen."

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11.11.2019

# Projects

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Project: NERC – Greenhouse Gas Removal Demonstrators: Directorate Hub

"The Greenhouse Gas Removal Demonstrators programme will assess sustainable routes for large-scale removal of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere, allowing the UK to take a major step towards achieving net-zero emissions, and placing the UK in a leading position to benefit from the £400 billion future global market in greenhouse gas removal."

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06.11.2019

# Political Papers

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EFI: Carbon Capture Fact Sheet

"Let’s start with why we want to capture carbon dioxide: CO2is the gas most responsible for globalwarming. The level of CO2measured in our atmosphere is at the highest level in recorded history andcan stay there for millennia. Carbon capture technologies exist but can be expensive to deploy. Thechallenge is finding what works and doing it cheaply."

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04.11.2019

# Political Papers

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Fiekowsky, Peter; et al. (2019): Climate Restoration: Solutions to the Greatest Threat Facing Humanity and Nature Today. The Foundation for Climate Restoration, September 2019. White Paper.

Fiekowsky, Peter; Douglis, Carole; Lee, Susan (2019): Climate Restoration: Solutions to the Greatest Threat Facing Humanity and Nature Today. The Foundation for Climate Restoration, September 2019. White Paper. Available online at https://foundationforclimaterestoration.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/20190916b_f4cr4_white-paper.pdf.

"The purpose of this paper is to show that we do not in fact need to leave dangerous, unprecedented conditions to our progeny. We have the technology and the financing, now, to reclaim the climate of over a century ago. What we need is the commitment to do so."

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