05.08.2020

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Carbon Brief: Guest post: Who should be responsible for removing CO2 from the atmosphere?

"The need to remove CO2 from the atmosphere is, in many ways, a looming hot potato for climate policy."

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04.08.2020

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Institute for Carbon Removal Law & Policy: The Democratic Party’s Draft Policy Platform and the Potential Role of Carbon Dioxide Removal/Negative Emissions Technologies to Combat Climate Change

"The platform will be considered by the delegates to the upcoming Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee convention next month, where the delegates will make final decisions on the text of the non-binding policy document."

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03.08.2020

# Political Papers

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Levin, K.; et al. (2020): Designing and Communicating Net-Zero Targets

Levin, K., D. Rich, K. Ross, T. Fransen, and C. Elliott (2020): Designing and Communicating Net-Zero Targets. Working Paper. Washington, DC: World Resources Institute. Available online at www.wri.org/design-net-zero.

"This paper aims to support countries in designing and communicating their net-zero targets to ensure they fully contribute to the achievement of the Paris Agreement’s goals."

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03.08.2020

# Calls & events

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Call for Comments: Carbon Emissions Tax

Deadline: 29. September 2020

"We welcome comments on our questions about how, if introduced, the Carbon Emissions Tax would operate and on proposals for development of the tax."

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03.08.2020

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MR Online: Solar geoengineering is incompatible with a (radical) Green New Deal

"In climate policy, solar geoengineering has long been considered fringe, at best a last-ditch “plan B” in the event of a climate emergency. But recent activity around the technology compels a shift in perspective: solar geoengineering is not a futuristic “plan B,” but a rapidly developing pillar of capital’s climate “plan A.”"

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03.08.2020

# New Publications

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Aldy, J. E. (2020): Employing a Broader Policy Toolkit to Mitigate Climate Change Risks

Aldy, J. E. (2020): Employing a Broader Policy Toolkit to Mitigate Climate Change Risks. The Environmental Forum, Jul/Aug 2020, 15.

"In our recent paper “Three Prongs for a Prudent Climate Policy,” Richard Zeckhauser and I evaluate a broader policy portfolio to combat climate change. In particular, we explore adding amelioration — through solar radiation management, or SRM — and adaptation to the emissions mitigation approach to climate change policy."

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03.08.2020

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Blog post: Gernot Wagner: Climate Alarm is Not Alarmism

"New information about the link between atmospheric CO₂ and eventual global average warming bolsters the case for climate policy now."

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27.07.2020

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U.S. Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources: Full Committee Hearing to Examine Development and Deployment of Large-Scale Carbon Dioxide Management Technologies

"The hearing will be held on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. EDT in Room 366 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, DC. [...] The hearing will be webcast live on the committee’s website, and an archived video will be available shortly after the hearing concludes."

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23.07.2020

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Podcast: Nori: Appropriations & carbon removal, the Biden-Sanders climate plan, & enhanced rock weathering in croplands

"Here are the articles we discussed this week:

  • Carbon removal represented in the Appropriations process in both Energy & Water and Agriculture.
  • The Biden-Sanders climate plan: "Biden-Sanders Unity Task Force Recommendations: Combating the Climate Crisis and Pursuing Environmental Justice".
  • "Potential for large-scale CO2 removal via enhanced rock weathering with croplands" in Nature."

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23.07.2020

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FlightGlobal: UK government consults on post-Brexit ETS replacement

"Aviation emissions could be included in a new carbon tax under consideration by the UK government to replace the EU Emissions Trading System, which the country is set to leave when its Brexit transition period ends on 31 December."

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