13.01.2021

# Political Papers

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Carbon180 (2021): Transition Book :Priorities for Administrative Action on Carbon Removal in 2021+

Carbon180 (2021): Transition Book :Priorities for Administrative Action on Carbon Removal in 2021+.

"With control of the Senate changing hands, the Biden adminstration will have latitude to take bold action on carbon removal. Here is our guide to the highest priorities."

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07.01.2021

# New Publications

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Reiner, David M.; et al. (2021): Europe’s ‘green deal’ and carbon dioxide removal

Reiner, David M.; Hannula, Ilkka; Koljonen, Tiina; Allen, Myles; Lucht, Wolfgang; Guillén-Gosálbez, Gonzalo; Mac Dowell, Niall (2021): Europe’s ‘green deal’ and carbon dioxide removal. In Nature 589 (7840), p. 19. DOI: 10.1038/d41586-020-03643-0.

"The European Union is debating whether to include carbon dioxide removal (CDR) as part of its 2030 targets on the road to climate neutrality by 2050. In our view, creating sustainable CDR could allow delivery of negative emissions at scale after 2030."

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07.01.2021

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insider.co.uk: Scottish net zero project to share £8 million UK Government funding

"Money is part of a drive to create the world’s first net zero emissions industrial zone by 2040."

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04.01.2021

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The Hill: Geoengineering must stay peaceful

"However, if the moral and ethical frame of geoengineering should shift from one of global benevolence where all stakeholders have a voice and international law applies, to one of national security and international law is dismissed, a climate arms race becomes more likely."

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22.12.2020

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SilverLining: U.S. Climate Policy Must Address Near-Term Climate Risk: SilverLining's Recommendations To The Biden-Harris Administration

"Scientists—here in the U.S. and internationally—have suggested that one of the most promising ways to reduce warming within a few years (or less) lies in one of the ways that nature can cool the Earth: increasing the reflection of sunlight from the atmosphere, or "solar climate intervention" (SCI)."

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22.12.2020

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Tech Crunch: New stimulus bill includes $35.2 billion for new energy initiatives

"Congress is also approving a $447 million research and development program for large-scale commercial carbon dioxide removal projects — with a $100 million carve out grant for direct air capture competition at facilities that capture at least 50,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide annually."

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21.12.2020

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IndyStar: Op-ed: A trillion trees to fight climate change sounds nice. Here's what it misses

"Indiana's two Republican senators, Todd Young and Mike Braun, recently joined colleagues Chris Coons, a Delaware Democrat, and Angus King, a Maine Independent, to introduce the Trillion Trees and Natural Carbon Storage Act."

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21.12.2020

# New Publications

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Princeton University (2020): Net-Zero America. Potential Pathways, Infrastructure and Impacts

Princeton University (2020): Net-Zero America. Potential Pathways, Infrastructure and Impacts.

"Princeton University’s research across the spectrum of environmental issues is making pivotal contributions to solving some of humanity’s toughest problems. Our impact is built on a legacy of personal commitment, intellectual leadership, perseverance and innovation."

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21.12.2020

# Political Papers

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Keith, David W.; Deutch, John M. (2020): Climate Policy Enters Four Dimensions

Keith, David W.; Deutch, John M. (2020): Climate Policy Enters Four Dimensions. In Melissa S. Kearney, Amy Ganz (Eds.): Securing Our Economic Future. Washington, DC: The Aspen Institute, pp. 264–293.

"In this chapter, authors David Keith, the Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics at Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and John Deutch, emeritus Institute Professor in the Department of Chemistry at MIT, describe what needs to be done to craft a politically stable and economically sound climate policy that includes balanced reliance on the four mechanisms to manage climate risks, which they call the climate control mechanisms: emissions reduction, carbon dioxide removal (CDR), adaptation, and solar radiation modification (SRM)."

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21.12.2020

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Heinrich Böll Stiftung (2020): A Societal Transformation Scenario for Staying Below 1.5°C. A study by Kai Kuhnhenn, Luis Costa, Eva Mahnke, Linda Schneider, Steffen Lange

Heinrich Böll Stiftung (2020): A Societal Transformation Scenario for Staying Below 1.5°C. A study by Kai Kuhnhenn, Luis Costa, Eva Mahnke, Linda Schneider, Steffen Lange. Edited by Heinrich Böll Foundation and Konzeptwerk Neue Ökonomie 2020 (Schriften zu Wirtschaft und Soziales, 23).

"Together with researchers from engineering and the natural and social sciences, Heinrich Böll Foundation and Konzeptwerk Neue Ökonomie developed a «Societal Transformation Scenario» for this publication – a global climate mitigation scenario that explores the climate effects of limiting global production and consumptions and of envisioning a broader societal transformation to accompany these transformations to reach a good life for all."

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