11.05.2021

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Berkeley: Researchers outline strategy for biomass carbon capture in Europe

"Two researchers affiliated with the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, alum Lorenzo Rosa and assistant Cooperative Extension specialist Daniel Sanchez, are co-authors on a new study that calculates the potential of one such technology in Europe. The technology involves a combination of biomass energy generation with the capture and storage of CO2, or bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS)."

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10.05.2021

# Political Papers

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EU: Proposal on the European Climate Law reflecting the agreement between the European Parliament and Council

"The Council's and the European Parliament's negotiators reached a provisional political agreement setting into law the objective of a climate-neutral EU by 2050, and a collective, net greenhouse gas emissions reduction target (emissions after deduction of removals) of at least 55% by 2030 compared to 1990."

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10.05.2021

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Blog: climateworks: New EU climate law delivers innovative policy framework to advance carbon removal and avoid moral hazard

"As world governments grapple with the need for carbon dioxide removal — a set of climate tools deemed necessary by the U.S. Special Climate Envoy John Kerry — the EU approach to policy design offers important lessons for other governments looking to responsibly research and deploy carbon dioxide removal."

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29.04.2021

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European Commission: Climate Action: Commission sets the carbon farming initiative in motion

"Today the European Commission published the final report of a two-year study on how to set up and implement carbon farming in the EU."

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26.04.2021

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Bellona Press Release: The EU Climate Law delivers the world’s largest climate framework law but falls short of delivering climate ambition

"The European Climate Law is a much-needed framework that sets the EU on a path to climate neutrality by 2050 and seeks to create the framework for successfully implementing the Paris Agreement by the European Union Member States."

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19.04.2021

# New Publications

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Rosa, Lorenzo; et al. (2021): Assessment of carbon dioxide removal potential via BECCS in a carbon-neutral Europe

Rosa, Lorenzo; Sanchez, Daniel L.; Mazzotti, Marco (2021): Assessment of carbon dioxide removal potential via BECCS in a carbon-neutral Europe. In Energy & Environmental Science. DOI: 10.1039/D1EE00642H.

"In order to assess the European BECCS potential, we quantify at 1 km resolution the technical potential for biogenic CDR considering seven different BECCS configurations that do not require purpose-grown bio-energy plantations."

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22.03.2021

# Political Papers

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Dechezlepretre, Antoine; et al. (2021): Searching for carbon leaks in multinational companies

Dechezlepretre, Antoine; Gennaioli, Caterina; Martin, Ralf; Muuls, Mirabelle; Stoerk, Thomas (2021): Searching for carbon leaks in multinational companies. Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (Working Paper 187).

"In this paper, the authors analyse the effect of the European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) on the geographical distribution of carbon emissions by multinational companies."

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10.03.2021

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Verde, Stefano; Chiaramonti, David (2021): The biochar system in the EU: the pieces are falling into place, but key policy questions remain

Verde, Stefano; Chiaramonti, David (2021): The biochar system in the EU: the pieces are falling into place, but key policy questions remain. Policy Briefs, 2021/08. Florence School of Regulation, Climate. Retrieved from Cadmus, European University Institute Research Repository, at: https://hdl.handle.net/1814/70349.

"So far, the lack of an enabling and supportive policy framework at the EU level and, consequently, low demand for biochar as a soil amendment, has been the main barrier to widespread diffusion of the biochar system. Such framework is now under construction, but its final configuration is still undefined."

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01.03.2021

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van Woensel, Lieve (2021): What if we could engineer the planet to help fight climate change?

van Woensel, Lieve (2021): What if we could engineer the planet to help fight climate change? With Marcos Fernández Álvarez, Scientific Foresight Unit (STOA). European Parliament (At A Glance).

"Efforts to curb carbon emissions are falling short ‒ and geoengineering is again in the spotlight. Will governments end up tinkering with Earth’s thermostat?"


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04.02.2021

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Jordal, Kristin; Aragonès, Mark Preston (2021): Europe needs robust accounting for Carbon Dioxide Removal

Jordal, Kristin; Aragonès, Mark Preston (2021): Europe needs robust accounting for Carbon Dioxide Removal. Zero Emisssions Platform.

"This report from Temporary Working Group Carbon Dioxide Removal provides a definition of carbon dioxide removal, based on the four principles presented in the previous ZEP report ‘Europe needs a definition of carbon dioxide removal’, that defines a screening process to identify whether CCS and CCU projects may lead to CDR and outlines the factors that need to be considered when assessing a project’s potential for CDR."

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