13.04.2021

# New Publications

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van Soest, Heleen L.; et al. (2021): Net-zero emission targets for major emitting countries consistent with the Paris Agreement

van Soest, Heleen L.; Elzen, Michel G. J. den; van Vuuren, Detlef P. (2021): Net-zero emission targets for major emitting countries consistent with the Paris Agreement. In Nat Comms 12 (1), p. 2140. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-021-22294-x.

"Here, we look at national-level neutrality-years based on globally cost-effective 1.5 °C and 2 °C scenarios from integrated assessment models. These results indicate that domestic net zero greenhouse gas and CO2 emissions in Brazil and the USA are reached a decade earlier than the global average, and in India and Indonesia later than global average."

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01.02.2021

# Political Papers

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The Federal Council of Switzerland (2021): Switzerland's Long-Term Climate Strategy

The Federal Council of Switzerland (2021): Switzerland's Long-Term Climate Strategy.

"Switzerland’s strategy shows how it can attain the goal of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050."

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18.12.2020

# Media

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resilience: UNEP: Net-zero pledges provide an ‘opening’ to close growing emissions ‘gap’

"The recent net-zero pledges by major emitting countries and the potential for a “green recovery” from the Covid-19 pandemic “presents the opening” for the world to close the growing “gap” between existing commitments and what is needed to limit global warming to meet the Paris Agreement goals."

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27.10.2020

# New Publications

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Johansson, Daniel J.A.; et al. (2020): The role of negative carbon emissions in reaching the Paris climate targets: The impact of target formulation in integrated assessment models

Johansson, Daniel J.A.; Azar, Christian; Lehtveer, Mariliis; Peters, Glen P. (2020): The role of negative carbon emissions in reaching the Paris climate targets: The impact of target formulation in integrated assessment models. In Environ. Res. Lett. DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/abc3f0.

"Across two Integrated Assessment Models (IAMs), we found that the amount of net-negative emissions – when global net emissions fall below zero – depends to a large extent on how the target is represented, i.e. implemented in the model."

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24.09.2020

# Political Papers

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IRENA (2020): Reaching zero with renewables: Eliminating CO2 emissions from industry and transport in line with the 1.5°C climate goal

IRENA (2020): Reaching zero with renewables: Eliminating CO2 emissions from industry and transport in line with the 1.5°C climate goal. International Renewable Energy Agency. Abu Dhabi.

"The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has produced a comprehensive study of deep decarbonisation options, focused on reaching zero into time to fulfil the Paris Agreement and hold the line on rising global temperatures."

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22.09.2020

# Political Papers

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Kachi, Aki; et al. (2020): Climate neutrality claims. How to distinguish between climate leadership and greenwashing

Kachi, Aki; Mooldijk, Silke; Warnecke, Carsten (2020): Climate neutrality claims. How to distinguish between climate leadership and greenwashing. New Climate Institute.

"This discussion paper explores a number of climate neutrality targets and what factors are important to consider when trying to gauge their ambition."

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08.09.2020

# Calls & events

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Call for Attendance: Lecture: How can we reach the 1.5° goal? (Digitale Woche Kiel)

09. September 2020, online and Kiel / Germany

Interactive lecture by Andreas Oschlies (GEOMAR Kiel) that can be watched via livestream or attended in person. (German)

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24.08.2020

# New Publications

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Zakkour, Paul D.; et al. (2020): Progressive supply-side policy under the Paris Agreement to enhance geological carbon storage

Zakkour, Paul D.; Heidug, Wolfgang; Howard, Andrew; Stuart Haszeldine, R.; Allen, Myles R.; Hone, David (2020): Progressive supply-side policy under the Paris Agreement to enhance geological carbon storage. In Climate Policy, pp. 1–15. DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2020.1803039.

"As the Paris Agreement moves towards implementation, we explore opportunities it presents to move part of the climate change mitigation challenge upstream into supply-side climate policy. Supply-side climate policies have been sparsely employed to date, although interest is growing in approaches that can curtail and end fossil fuel production."

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01.06.2020

# Media

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Business Green: IEA urged to promote robust climate action in upcoming Covid-19 recovery report

"Dozens of business leaders, climate advocates, investors, and researchers have urged the International Energy Agency (IEA) to align its energy system projections with the Paris Agreement's 1.5C scenario ahead of an upcoming report that is set to guide governments' coronavirus recovery efforts."

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22.04.2020

# Media

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The Hill: Carbon capture, utilization, and storage under the Paris Agreement

"Almost every international climate change scenario under the 2015 Paris Agreement shows the need for an enormous ramp-up of carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) technologies to meet global goals. Timing matters, not just scale."

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