22.09.2020

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Karma: U.K. May Become Carbon-Negative in Electricity Sector by 2033

"Country targets reducing carbon emissions to net zero for all sectors by 2050 to tackle climate change."

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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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21.09.2020

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The Sydney Morning Herald: 'Unlocking new tech': $1.9 billion for low-emission energy projects

"The new package will include more than $300 million towards pilot carbon capture projects, grants for businesses for hydrogen, electric and bio-fuelled vehicles, new microgrids in regional and remote communities and a sector-specific grant program for hotels to increase energy productivity."

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21.09.2020

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Euractiv: Commission under fire for including ‘carbon sinks’ into EU climate goals

"The European Commission on Thursday (17 September) defended its plan to bring carbon removals from agriculture, land use and forestry into the EU’s updated climate target for 2030, saying this was in line with UNFCCC standards."

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14.09.2020

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World Meteorological Organization et al. (2020): United in Science 2020

World Meteorological Organization et al. (2020): United in Science 2020. A multi-organization high-level compilation of the latest climate science information. Report.

"The findings of the reports are sobering: despite scientific warnings, increased political and societal attention and the Paris Agreement, global GHG emissions have continued to increase and the emissions gap is larger than ever."

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14.09.2020

# New Publications

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Buck, Holly; et al. (2020): Pandemic politics—lessons for solar geoengineering

Buck, Holly; Geden, Oliver; Sugiyama, Masahiro; Corry, Olaf (2020): Pandemic politics—lessons for solar geoengineering. In Commun Earth Environ 1 (1), pp. 1–4. DOI: 10.1038/s43247-020-00018-1.

"Responses to the COVID-19 emergency have exposed break-points at the interface of science, media, and policy. We summarize five lessons that should be heeded if climate change ever enters a state of emergency perceived to warrant stratospheric aerosol injection."

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14.09.2020

# New Publications

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Morton, Evvan V. (2020): Reframing the Climate Change Problem: Evaluating the Political, Technological, and Ethical Management of Carbon Dioxide Emissions in the United States

Morton, Evvan V. (2020): Reframing the Climate Change Problem: Evaluating the Political, Technological, and Ethical Management of Carbon Dioxide Emissions in the United States. Doctoral Dissertation. Arizona State University. Available online at https://repository.asu.edu/items/57290.

"Although research also confirms that negative emission technologies (NETs) are necessary to stay within 1.5-2°C of global warming, this dissertation proposes that the climate change problem has been ineffectively communicated to suggest that CO2 emissions reduction is the only solution to climate change."

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14.09.2020

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IEAGHG Information Paper (2020): CCUS in the EU Recovery Plan

"This €750 billion package – along with a revamped work programme for 2021-2027 totalling €1.1 trillion – pledges to keep the allocated spending on climate mitigation at 25%. Could this new recovery plan help to facilitate the large-scale deployment of CCS to reach our climate mitigation goals?"

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07.09.2020

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BusinessGreen: MPs table fresh legislation to 'close gaps' in UK Climate Change Act

"Legislation aimed at "closing the gaps" in the UK's Climate Change Act by including the nation's international aviation, shipping and supply chains in greenhouse gas reduction targets is set to be tabled in Parliament today, pulling in support from MPs across much of the political spectrum."

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07.09.2020

# Projects

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Energy.gov: FOA 2187 and FOA 2188 Project Selections

"The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy has selected 9 projects for cost-shared research and development under the funding opportunity announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0002187, Carbon Capture Research and Development (R&D): Engineering Scale Testing from Coal- and Natural Gas-Based Flue Gas and Initial Engineering Design for Industrial Sources."

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