08.10.2020

# Political Papers

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Roeyer, Hannah; et al. (2020): Funding trends: Climate change mitigation philanthropy

Roeyer, Hannah; Ahmad, Muniba; Fox, Meagan; Menon, Surabi (2020): Funding trends: Climate change mitigation philanthropy. ClimateWorks Global Intelligence.

"ClimateWorks Global Intelligence provides insights to support climate funders in building and executing transformative climate strategies. As part of this service, ClimateWorks tracks the landscape of philanthropic giving for climate change mitigation."

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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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25.08.2020

# New Publications

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Hanssen, S.V.; et al. (2020): The climate change mitigation potential of bioenergy with carbon capture and storage

Hanssen, S. V.; Daioglou, V.; Steinmann, Z. J. N.; Doelman, J. C.; van Vuuren, D. P.; Huijbregts, M. A. J. (2020): The climate change mitigation potential of bioenergy with carbon capture and storage. In Nat. Clim. Chang. DOI: 10.1038/s41558-020-0885-y.

"Here we perform a global spatially explicit analysis of life-cycle GHG emissions for lignocellulosic crop-based BECCS. We show that negative emissions greatly depend on biomass cultivation location, treatment of original vegetation, the final energy carrier produced and the evaluation period considered."

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24.08.2020

# New Publications

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Gosnell, Hannah; et al. (2020): Climate change mitigation as a co-benefit of regenerative ranching: insights from Australia and the United States

Gosnell, Hannah; Charnley, Susan; Stanley, Paige (2020): Climate change mitigation as a co-benefit of regenerative ranching: insights from Australia and the United States. In Interface Focus. 10 (5), p. 20200027. DOI: 10.1098/rsfs.2020.0027.

"In this paper, we explore principles and practices associated with the larger enterprise of ‘regenerative ranching’ (RR), which includes managed grazing but infuses the practice with holistic decision-making. We argue that this broader approach is appealing due to a suite of ecological, economic and social benefits, making climate change mitigation an afterthought, or ‘co-benefit’."

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04.08.2020

# New Publications

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Fawzy, Samer; et al. (2020): Strategies for mitigation of climate change: a review

Fawzy, Samer; Osman, Ahmed I.; Doran, John; Rooney, David W. (2020): Strategies for mitigation of climate change: a review. In Environ Chem Lett. DOI: 10.1007/s10311-020-01059-w.

"This article reviews the main strategies for climate change abatement, namely conventional mitigation, negative emissions and radiative forcing geoengineering."

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03.08.2020

# New Publications

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Aldy, J. E. (2020): Employing a Broader Policy Toolkit to Mitigate Climate Change Risks

Aldy, J. E. (2020): Employing a Broader Policy Toolkit to Mitigate Climate Change Risks. The Environmental Forum, Jul/Aug 2020, 15.

"In our recent paper “Three Prongs for a Prudent Climate Policy,” Richard Zeckhauser and I evaluate a broader policy portfolio to combat climate change. In particular, we explore adding amelioration — through solar radiation management, or SRM — and adaptation to the emissions mitigation approach to climate change policy."

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27.07.2020

# Projects

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Project: NEGEM - Quantifying and Deploying Responsible Negative Emissions

"A team of scientists together with climate and policy experts from leading international organizations in 11 countries*, grouped under the new Horizon 2020 project NEGEM, will quantify and assess the feasibility and the realistic potential of carbon dioxide removal, as a supplementary strategy to emission mitigation."

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01.07.2020

# New Publications

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Geden, Oliver; Schenuit, Felix (2020): Unconventional mitigation. Carbon Dioxide Removal as a New Approach in EU Climate Policy

Geden, Oliver; Schenuit, Felix (2020): Unconventional mitigation. Carbon Dioxide Removal as a New Approach in EU Climate Policy. SWP Research Paper 2020/RP 08, June 2020. Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik. doi:10.18449/2020RP08.

"If the EU wants to achieve net zero emissions by 2050, enacting conventional climate change mitigation measures to avoid emissions of greenhouse gases will not be enough. To compensate for unavoidable residual emissions, unconventional measures to remove CO2 from the atmosphere will also be necessary – for example, through afforestation or the direct cap­ture of CO2 from ambient air."

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14.05.2020

# Media

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World Resources Institute: Regenerative Agriculture: Good for Soil Health, but Limited Potential to Mitigate Climate Change

"Our view is that the practices grouped as regenerative agriculture can improve soil health and yield some valuable environmental benefits, but are unlikely to achieve large-scale emissions reductions."

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06.05.2020

# New Publications

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Workman, Mark; et al. 2020: “Decision Making in Contexts of Deep Uncertainty - An Alternative Approach for Long-Term Climate Policy.”

Workman, Mark, Kate Dooley, Guy Lomax, James Maltby, and Geoff Darch. 2020: “Decision Making in Contexts of Deep Uncertainty - An Alternative Approach for Long-Term Climate Policy.” Environmental Science & Policy 103 (January 2020): 77–84. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2019.10.002.

‌"Here, we critically examine both the use of BECCS in mitigation scenarios and the decision making philosophy underlying the use of integrated assessment modelling to inform climate policy."

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