20.09.2021

# New Publications

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Heyen, Daniel; Lehtomaa, Jere (2021): Solar Geoengineering Governance: A Dynamic Framework of Farsighted Coalition Formation

Heyen, Daniel; Lehtomaa, Jere (2021): Solar Geoengineering Governance: A Dynamic Framework of Farsighted Coalition Formation. In Oxford Open Climate Change. DOI: 10.1093/oxfclm/kgab010.

"Climate interventions with solar geoengineering could reduce climate damages if deployed in a globally coordinated regime. In the absence of such a regime, however, strategic incentives of single actors might result in detrimental outcomes. A well-known concern is that a "free-driver" (Weitzman 2015), the country with the strongest preference for cooling, might unilaterally set the global thermostat to its preferred level, thus imposing damages on others. Governance structures, i.e. more or less formal institutional arrangements between countries, could steer the decentralized geoengineering deployment towards the preferable global outcome. In this paper, we show that the coalition formation literature (an excellent summary is Ray & Vohra 2015) can make a valuable contribution to assessing the relative merit of different governance schemes."

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17.09.2021

# Media

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Euractive: EU plans certification scheme for carbon dioxide removals

"The European Commission will publish a policy paper by the end of the year on “the sustainable management of the carbon cycle” – the first step towards an EU-wide certification scheme for negative emissions coming from agriculture, forestry and other sources, that will be tabled in 2022."

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06.09.2021

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Energy Post: Only Carbon Removal can make Germany’s new climate goal a reality

"Germany can’t hit its emissions targets without significant carbon dioxide removal (CRD), explain Simon Göss and Hendrik Schuldt at cr.hub. Clean energy and energy efficiency won’t do it alone. Policymakers have grasped that hard-to-abate sectors (industry, agriculture, buildings, transport) will struggle to deliver the reductions needed. Meanwhile, the climate disasters (floods, wildfires, etc.) that have cost lives this year are piling on pressure from the public."

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25.08.2021

# New Publications

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Lezaun, Javier (2021): Hugging the Shore: Tackling Marine Carbon Dioxide Removal as a Local Governance Problem

Lezaun, Javier (2021): Hugging the Shore: Tackling Marine Carbon Dioxide Removal as a Local Governance Problem. In Front. Clim. 3, p. 38. DOI: 10.3389/fclim.2021.684063.

"This Perspective explores the local governance of ocean-based carbon dioxide removal (CDR). Proposals to enhance the ability of oceans and marine ecosystems to absorb atmospheric CO2 are often discussed as examples of “geoengineering,” but this framing obscures the site-specific nature of most of the suggested interventions. The Perspective outlines some of the key local dimensions of marine CDR as currently imagined, and suggests a framework for increasing local participation in its assessment."

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19.08.2021

# Media

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Nature: ‘Polluter pays’ policy could speed up emission reductions and removal of atmospheric CO2

"To meet climate targets, technologies that remove atmospheric carbon dioxide will probably be needed. An analysis shows how their development and use could be accelerated if carbon emitters are obliged to remove their own CO2."

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16.08.2021

# Political Papers

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Kosar, Ugbaa; Suarez Vanessa (2021): Removing Forward. Centering Equity and Justice in a Carbon-Removing Future

Kosar, Ugbaa; Suarez Vanessa (2021): Removing Forward. Centering Equity and Justice in a Carbon-Removing Future. Carbon180.

"Before many environmental organizations began sounding the alarm on climate change, environmental justice (EJ) groups had been warning the public that pollution was harming Black, Indigenous, and other communities of color and low-income communities."

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13.08.2021

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Bloomberg: With New Urgency, Climate Scientists Recommend Carbon Removal

"The latest scientific assessment from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change generated plenty of grim headlines on Monday, but at least one of its most important findings went largely unremarked upon. Cutting emissions is paramount, they say—but in order to keep warming below catastrophic levels, we now must also find a way to take billions of tons of the carbon dioxide we’ve poured into the atmosphere back out."

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13.08.2021

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Reuters: Geoengineering marks scientific gains in U.N. report on dire climate future

"The U.N. climate report released Monday presents a major leap forward in predicting how geoengineering to limit global warming might affect the planet, although scientists said the greatest hurdle remains deciding whether to use the controversial methods."

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13.08.2021

# Political Papers

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IPCC (2021): AR6 Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis

IPCC (2021): AR6 Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis.

"The Working Group I contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report addresses the most up-to-date physical understanding of the climate system and climate change, bringing together the latest advances in climate science, and combining multiple lines of evidence from paleoclimate, observations, process understanding, and global and regional climate simulations."

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09.08.2021

# Media

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Carbon Capture Coalition: Carbon Capture Coalition Joins National, Bipartisan Call to Congress to Scale Carbon Management Priorities

"Letter Includes More than 165 Signatories Representing Companies, Unions and Conservation and Environmental Groups from Across the Nation."

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