28.04.2021

# New Publications

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Pasztor, Janos; Harrison, Nicholas (2021): Introduction to the Special Issue: ‘Governing Climate‐altering Approaches’

Pasztor, Janos; Harrison, Nicholas (2021): Introduction to the Special Issue: ‘Governing Climate‐altering Approaches’. In Glob Policy 12 (S1), pp. 5–7. DOI: 10.1111/1758-5899.12943.

"This special issue presents new insights relating to the governance of climate‐altering approaches together with possible ways to address knowledge and governance gaps in future."

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28.04.2021

# New Publications

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Mace, M. J.; et al. (2021): Large‐Scale Carbon Dioxide Removal to Meet the 1.5°C Limit: Key Governance Gaps, Challenges and Priority Responses

Mace, M. J.; Fyson, Claire L.; Schaeffer, Michiel; Hare, William L. (2021): Large‐Scale Carbon Dioxide Removal to Meet the 1.5°C Limit: Key Governance Gaps, Challenges and Priority Responses. In Glob Policy 12 (S1), pp. 67–81. DOI: 10.1111/1758-5899.12921.

"This paper considers governance challenges that arise from the need to rely on CDR to meet the Paris Agreement’s long‐term temperature goal."

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28.04.2021

# New Publications

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Duan, Hongbo; et al. (2021): Assessing China's efforts to pursue the 1.5°C warming limit

Duan, Hongbo; Zhou, Sheng; Jiang, Kejun; Bertram, Christoph; Harmsen, Mathijs; Kriegler, Elmar et al. (2021): Assessing China's efforts to pursue the 1.5°C warming limit. In Science (New York, N.Y.) 372 (6540), pp. 378–385. DOI: 10.1126/science.aba8767.

"By conducting a multimodel study, we find that the 1.5°C-consistent goal would require China to reduce its carbon emissions and energy consumption by more than 90 and 39%, respectively, compared with the “no policy” case."

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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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