01.07.2020

# New Publications

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Geden, Oliver; Schenuit, Felix (2020): Unconventional mitigation. Carbon Dioxide Removal as a New Approach in EU Climate Policy

Geden, Oliver; Schenuit, Felix (2020): Unconventional mitigation. Carbon Dioxide Removal as a New Approach in EU Climate Policy. SWP Research Paper 2020/RP 08, June 2020. Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik. doi:10.18449/2020RP08.

"If the EU wants to achieve net zero emissions by 2050, enacting conventional climate change mitigation measures to avoid emissions of greenhouse gases will not be enough. To compensate for unavoidable residual emissions, unconventional measures to remove CO2 from the atmosphere will also be necessary – for example, through afforestation or the direct cap­ture of CO2 from ambient air."

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12.06.2020

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S&P Global: EU plans Eur1 billion call for renewables, hydrogen, CCS projects

"The European Commission will open its first annual Eur1 billion ($1.1 billion) call to fund large-scale renewables, clean hydrogen, energy storage, and carbon capture and storage/use projects by the end of July, according to a senior official."

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01.06.2020

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The Energy Mix: EU confirms green strings attached to €750-billion recovery package, €1-trillion/seven-year budget

"News reports are confirming that the European Union’s seven-year, €1-trillion budget proposal and its €750-billion coronavirus recovery package will both have green strings attached, with 25% of the funds devoted to climate action and a “do no harm” clause to prevent environmentally damaging investments."

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01.06.2020

# Political Papers

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European Commission. 2020: "Farm to Fork Strategy – for a fair, healthy and environmentally-friendly food system."

European Commission. 2020: "Farm to Fork Strategy – for a fair, healthy and environmentally-friendly food system." European Union.

"The Farm to Fork Strategy is at the heart of the European Green Deal aiming to make food systems fair, healthy and environmentally-friendly."

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27.05.2020

# New Publications

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Geden, Oliver, and Felix Schenuit. 2020: “Unkonventioneller Klimaschutz: Gezielte CO2-Entnahme aus der Atmosphäre als neuer Ansatz in der EU-Klimapolitik.”

Geden, Oliver, and Felix Schenuit. 2020: “Unkonventioneller Klimaschutz: Gezielte CO2-Entnahme aus der Atmosphäre als neuer Ansatz in der EU-Klimapolitik.” SWP-Studie 10. May 2020. 2020. doi:10.18449/2020S10.

‌German-language publication on the role of atmospheric CDR in EU climate policy. 

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20.05.2020

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Euractiv: EU plans sweeping bioenergy review by end 2020

"The European Commission unveils its much-awaited Farm to Fork (F2F) and biodiversity strategy on Wednesday (20 May), after several postponements due to the coronavirus pandemic."

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30.04.2020

# Projects

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Project: Strategy CCUS

"Scientists from ten European countries are working together to speed the development of carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) technology, which will deliver significant cuts in emissions from industrial and power sectors."

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30.04.2020

# Projects

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Project: C4U (Advanced Carbon Capture for steel industries integrated in CCUS Clusters)

"C4U is a holistic interdisciplinary project involving the collaboration with 8 European countries and Mission Innovation Countries, Canada, China and USA aimed at addressing all the essential elements required for the optimal integration of CO2 capture in the iron and steel industry as part of the CCUS chain."

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10.04.2020

# New Publications

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Bayer, Patrick, and Michaël Aklin. 2020: “The European Union Emissions Trading System Reduced CO2 Emissions despite Low Prices.”

Bayer, Patrick, and Michaël Aklin. 2020: “The European Union Emissions Trading System Reduced CO2 Emissions despite Low Prices.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1918128117.

"We argue that despite low prices, carbon markets can help reduce emissions. Using a statistical model and sectoral emissions data, we find that the EU ETS, which initially regulated roughly 50% of EU carbon emissions from mainly energy production and large industrial polluters, saved more than 1 billion tons of CO2 between 2008 and 2016."

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09.03.2020

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Port of Rotterdam: Possible EU subsidy for international CO₂ storage cooperation

"The European Union is prepared in principle to provide a subsidy for a project to store CO₂ from industry in Antwerp, Ghent, Zeeland and Rotterdam beneath the North Sea."

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