03.02.2020

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Nature: Emissions – the ‘business as usual’ story is misleading

"RCP8.5 was intended to explore an unlikely high-risk future. But it has been widely used by some experts, policymakers and the media as something else entirely: as a likely ‘business as usual’ outcome."

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29.01.2020

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Business Wire: Global Carbon Capture Technology Leaders, Svante and Climeworks, Agree to Collaborate on Solutions for a Net-Zero-Emissions World

"Global carbon capture technology leaders, Svante Inc. (formerly Inventys Inc.) and Climeworks AG, today announced an agreement to collaborate on the development of carbon capture technology solutions to enable customers transition to a net-zero-emissions future. Both companies share the goal of preventing climate-relevant amounts of CO2 from going into our atmosphere or removing them from air."

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23.01.2020

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Bloomberg Green: Why Oil Giants Figured Out Carbon Costs First: Gernot Wagner

"In 1991, an Exxon subsidiary calculated the need for a price of $75 per ton of carbon dioxide to stabilize Canada's carbon emissions—a steep price much higher than even today’s consensus views."

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22.01.2020

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The Guardian: Trump blasts 'prophets of doom' in attack on climate activism

"Jennifer Morgan, Greenpeace’s executive director, said: “The 1tn trees initiative didn’t make up for the lack of a wider attack on the climate emergency, and Trump had failed to appreciate the scale of the crisis."

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17.01.2020

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PR Newswire: Santa Clara County, Earth Day Network, and Foundation for Climate Restoration Announce Launch of "Local Governments for Climate Restoration" Campaign

"With climate restoration as the underlying framework, all jurisdictions can pledge that 100 percent of their electrical power originates from clean renewable sources, that they commit to Building Electrification "Reach Codes" that call for all-electric buildings and electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure during the new construction process, and that they incorporate carbon-negative building materials, including low embodied emissions in concrete to restore our atmospheric carbon dioxide to preindustrial levels."

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01.01.2020

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Jarvis, Stephen, et al. (2019): The Private and External Costs of Germany’s Nuclear Phase-Out

Jarvis, Stephen, Olivier Deschenes, and Akshaya Jha (2019): The Private and External Costs of Germany’s Nuclear Phase-Out. National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper Series. December 19, 2019. https://www.nber.org/papers/w26598?utm_campaign=ntwh&utm_medium=email&utm_source=ntwg4.

"We find that the lost nuclear electricity production due to the phase-out was replaced primarily by coal-fired production and net electricity imports. The social cost of this shift from nuclear to coal is approximately 12 billion dollars per year."

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01.01.2020

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CarbonBrief: UNEP: 1.5C climate target ‘slipping out of reach’

"Unless the world begins to rapidly reduce greenhouse gas emissions the 1.5C goal of the Paris Agreement “will slip out of reach,” according to the latest UN Environment Programme (UNEP) emissions gap report."

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30.12.2019

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Climate Home News: Net zero: the story of the target that will shape our future

"This idyllic retreat at the home of green finance pioneer Tessa Tennant, who died in 2018, was a testing ground for many elements of the Paris Agreement. These included a concept that is fast becoming the guiding principle of climate action: net zero emissions."

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30.12.2019

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The New York Times: In France, Holiday Skating Rinks Are an Unlikely Climate Battleground

"The attractions have prompted environmental concerns, and some cities have canceled them, citing the size of the carbon footprint needed to maintain the sites."

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30.12.2019

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Klima der Gerechtigkeit: Why the failure of the climate negotiations in Madrid is (also) a stroke of luck

German newspaper article about International Emissions Trading and its pitfalls. 

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