27.10.2020

# New Publications

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Johansson, Daniel J.A.; et al. (2020): The role of negative carbon emissions in reaching the Paris climate targets: The impact of target formulation in integrated assessment models

Johansson, Daniel J.A.; Azar, Christian; Lehtveer, Mariliis; Peters, Glen P. (2020): The role of negative carbon emissions in reaching the Paris climate targets: The impact of target formulation in integrated assessment models. In Environ. Res. Lett. DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/abc3f0.

"Across two Integrated Assessment Models (IAMs), we found that the amount of net-negative emissions – when global net emissions fall below zero – depends to a large extent on how the target is represented, i.e. implemented in the model."

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16.10.2020

# Media

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Nikkei Asia: Carbon capture receives global push from Mitsubishi Heavy

"Japanese company says used with biomass plant, negative net emissions achievable."

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16.10.2020

# Media

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CarbonBrief: Influential academics reveal how China can achieve its ‘carbon neutrality’ goal

"China’s electricity system would need to reach net-zero CO2 emissions by 2050 if the country is to meet its recently announced target of “carbon neutrality” before 2060."

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12.10.2020

# New Publications

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Pye, S.; et al. (2020): Modelling net-zero emissions energy systems requires a change in approach

Pye, S.; Broad, O.; Bataille, C.; Brockway, P.; Daly, H. E.; Freeman, R. et al. (2020): Modelling net-zero emissions energy systems requires a change in approach. In Climate Policy, pp. 1–10. DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2020.1824891.

"Energy modelling can assist national decision makers in determining strategies that achieve net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. However, three key challenges for the modelling community are emerging under this radical climate target that needs to be recognized and addressed."

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08.10.2020

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Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies: The uncertain future of negative emission technologies

"Wim Carton, researcher at Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies, explains what these technologies are about, and why the promises of these technologies makes us less likely to reduce our emissions, and ultimately distract us from the near-term solutions that we need to implement right now."

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05.10.2020

# New Publications

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Lemoine, Derek (2020): Incentivizing Negative Emissions Through Carbon Shares

Lemoine, Derek (2020): Incentivizing Negative Emissions Through Carbon Shares. In National Bureau of Economic Research. Available online at https://www.nber.org/papers/w27880.

"I show that commonly proposed emission taxes are not optimal for controlling climate change: they can achieve zero emissions but cannot induce negative emissions. The first-best policy charges firms period by period for leaving a stock of carbon in the atmosphere, not just for injecting carbon into the atmosphere."

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29.09.2020

# Calls & events

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Call for Participation: Research on NETs survey

Deadline: 01. November 2020

"I am interested in your opinions on the role of negative emissions in climate policy, connected uncertainties, and possible implementation options. I seek views from a variety of people working on or engaging in policy discussions on negative emission technologies."

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27.09.2020

# Media

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Berliner Zeitung: Seven measures for climate protection (German)

German article including a critical statement about NETs.

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22.09.2020

# Political Papers

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Data-Driven EnviroLab & NewClimate Institute (2020): Accelerating Net Zero: Exploring Cities, Regions, and Companies’ Pledges to Decarbonise

Data-Driven EnviroLab & NewClimate Institute (2020): Accelerating Net Zero: Exploring Cities, Regions, and Companies’ Pledges to Decarbonise. Research report prepared by the team of: Angel Hsu, Zhi Yi Yeo, Amy Weinfurter, Yin Xi Tan, Ian French, Vasu Namdeo, Odele Tan, Sowmya Raghavan, Elwin Lim, and Ajay Nair (Data-Driven EnviroLab) and Thomas Day, Silke Mooldijk, Niklas Höhne, and Takeshi Kuramochi (NewClimate Institute).

"This report explores where there have been huge uptakes in net-zero commitments in surprising sectors and geographies, quantifying the scale of net-zero commitments from cities, regions, and business actors. The findings show the growing momentum towards zero carbon, while revealing areas where there is the potential to scale up and accelerate crucial action in the coming decades."

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22.09.2020

# Media

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Morgan Stanley: Morgan Stanley Announces Commitment to Reach Net-Zero Financed Emissions by 2050

"As part of that effort, the Firm recently joined the Steering Committee of the Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF) and will seek to play a leadership role in capacity building."

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