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

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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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22.09.2020

# New Publications

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Domke, Grant M.; et al. (2020): Tree planting has the potential to increase carbon sequestration capacity of forests in the United States.

Domke, Grant M.; Oswalt, Sonja N.; Walters, Brian F.; Morin, Randall S. (2020): Tree planting has the potential to increase carbon sequestration capacity of forests in the United States. In PNAS, p. 202010840. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2010840117.

"Here we use data from more than 130,000 national forest inventory plots to describe the contribution of nearly 1.4 trillion trees on forestland in the conterminous United States to mitigate CO2 emissions and the potential to enhance carbon sequestration capacity on productive forestland."

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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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14.09.2020

# Calls & events

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Job: PhD position in "Transforming dredged harbor sediment into a CO2 - absorbing building material" (Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research)

Deadline: 09. October 2020

"The Department of Ocean Systems (OCS) is looking for a highly motivated PhD candidate with a background in environmental sciences or chemistry to develop and test methods to mitigate emissions of greenhouse gases and contaminants from dredged harbor sediment (principal investigator dr. Peter Kraal)."

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14.09.2020

# Political Papers

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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

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Fast Company: The next corporate sustainability goal: Capturing all of the CO2 a company has ever emitted

"Companies are starting to pioneer plans to erase not just this year’s carbon footprint, but their historical carbon footprints as well."

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