04.01.2021

# New Publications

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Friedlingstein, Pierre; et al. (2020): Global Carbon Budget 2020

Friedlingstein, Pierre; O'Sullivan, Michael; Jones, Matthew W.; Andrew, Robbie M.; Hauck, Judith; Olsen, Are et al. (2020): Global Carbon Budget 2020. In Earth Syst. Sci. Data 12 (4), pp. 3269–3340. DOI: 10.5194/essd-12-3269-2020.

"Accurate assessment of anthropogenic carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and their redistribution among the atmosphere, ocean, and terrestrial biosphere in a changing climate – the “global carbon budget” – is important to better understand the global carbon cycle, support the development of climate policies, and project future climate change. Here we describe and synthesize data sets and methodology to quantify the five major components of the global carbon budget and their uncertainties."

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28.12.2020

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Fast Company: This biotech startup is making palm oil-substitutes and omega-3s from carbon emissions

"Both ingredients are usually produced in ways that are deeply damaging to the planet. Now they can be made while lowering our global footprint."

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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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18.12.2020

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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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23.11.2020

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SolarPaces: CEMEX and Synhelion to Demo Zero CO2 Cement

"The major global cement producer CEMEX has begun work with the solar fuel start-up Synhelion to demonstrate the world’s first zero emissions cement production with high temperature solar."

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29.10.2020

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Phys.org: Leaving more big fish in the sea reduces CO2 emissions

"An international team of scientists has found leaving more big fish in the sea reduces the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) released into the Earth's atmosphere."

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26.10.2020

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Clean Energy Wire: EU ministers agree on climate law, postpone decision on 2030 emissions target

"The climate law will make the goal of climate neutrality 2050 legally binding and provide a framework for the bloc’s climate action efforts."

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23.10.2020

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Agora: How Germany can become climate-neutral by 2050

"A comprehensive study commissioned by Agora Energiewende, Agora Verkehrswende and Stiftung Klimaneutralität finds that Germany's greenhouse gas emissions can be reduced to zero in 30 years."

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05.10.2020

# New Publications

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Sundberg, Cecilia; et al. (2020): Biochar from cookstoves reduces greenhouse gas emissions from smallholder farms in Africa. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change

Sundberg, Cecilia; Karltun, Erik; Gitau, James K.; Kätterer, Thomas; Kimutai, Geoffrey M.; Mahmoud, Yahia et al. (2020): Biochar from cookstoves reduces greenhouse gas emissions from smallholder farms in Africa. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change. In Mitig Adapt Strat Glob Change 25 (6), pp. 953–967. DOI: 10.1007/S11027-020-09920-7.

"The aim of the reported research was to estimate effects on food production, household energy access and life cycle climate impact from introduction of biochar-producing cookstoves on smallholder farms in Kenya."

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27.09.2020

# Political Papers

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Friedmann, S. Julio; et al. (2020): Net-Zero and Geospheric Return: Actions Today for 2030 and Beyond

Friedmann, S. Julio; Alex Zapantis, Brad Page, Chris Consoli, Zhiyuan Fan, Ian Havercroft, Harry Liu, Emeka Ochu, Nabeela Raji, Dominic Rassool, Hadia Sheerazi and Alex Townsend (2020): Net-Zero and Geospheric Return: Actions Today for 2030 and Beyond. Columbia University’s Centre on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) and the Global CCS Institute.

"In a report co-authored by Columbia University’s Centre on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) and the Global CCS Institute titled ‘Net Zero and Geospheric Return: Actions today for 2030’, findings reveal that climate finance policies and the development of carbon dioxide removal technologies need to grow rapidly within the next 10 years in order to curb climate change and hit net-zero targets."

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