26.02.2021

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Financial Times: Maersk aims for first carbon-neutral container ship in 2 years

"Shipping line plans green methanol vessel in industry under pressure to cut emissions."

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09.02.2021

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EurekAlert!: Coal and COVID-19: How the pandemic is accelerating the end of fossil power generation

"This way, fossil fuels were partly squeezed out of the electricity generation mix in 2020 and global CO2 emissions from the power sector decreased around 7%."

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08.02.2021

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Utility Week: Will Gardiner: The next nine months are critical

"Drax chief executive Will Gardiner shares his thoughts on the countdown to COP, calling it a unique opportunity to showcase the UK’s decarbonisation expertise. However, he warns that to present a coherent argument on how we will tackle emissions, the government needs to be clear on frameworks for supporting the rapid scale-up of a diverse range of technologies."

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08.02.2021

# New Publications

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Gettelman, A.; et al. (2021): Climate Impacts of COVID‐19 Induced Emission Changes

Gettelman, A.; Lamboll, R.; Bardeen, C. G.; Forster, P. M.; Watson‐Parris, D. (2021): Climate Impacts of COVID‐19 Induced Emission Changes. In Geophysical Research Letters 48 (3), e2020GL091805. DOI: 10.1029/2020GL091805.

"We use estimates of emission changes for 2020 in two Earth System Models (ESMs) to simulate the impacts of the COVID‐19 economic changes."

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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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