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

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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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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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21.09.2020

# Calls & events

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Call for Abstracts: Scaling-Up Negative Emissions: The Power of Leveraging Policy, Philanthropy, Purchasing and Investment

Deadline: 03. November 2020

"In this Research Topic, we invite submissions from a broad group of stakeholders who are eager to move the needle on advancing negative emissions to the tens of gigaton scale by mid-century"

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21.09.2020

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The Corner: Net Zero – Idle Promises?

"The concept of net zero means these residual emissions need to be removed from the atmosphere through negative-emission technologies, including carbon capture and storage, or natural carbon sinks such as forests. However, many negative-emission technologies cannot currently operate at scale, so companies may pledge net zero to signal their future intentions. This makes it difficult to hold companies to account for emission reductions."

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16.09.2020

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Podcast: My Climate Journey: Nan Ransohoff & Ryan Orbuch, Stripe Climate Team

"The company embraces a culture of experimentation and, as part of that, it’s leaning into negative emissions."

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16.09.2020

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Shopify: Fighting for the Future: Shopify Invests $5M in Breakthrough Sustainability Technologies

"We are funding innovative companies focused on reducing carbon dioxide levels in our atmosphere. Our investments will enable these companies to scale and commercialize their technologies, kickstarting market forces and spurring solutions that will help protect and restore our planet."

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14.09.2020

# New Publications

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Melara, A. Jasmin; et al. (2020): Is aquatic bioenergy with carbon capture and storage a sustainable negative emission technology? Insights from a spatially explicit environmental life-cycle assessment.

Melara, A. Jasmin; Singh, Udayan; Colosi, Lisa M. (2020): Is aquatic bioenergy with carbon capture and storage a sustainable negative emission technology? Insights from a spatially explicit environmental life-cycle assessment. In Energy Conversion and Management 224, p. 113300. DOI: 10.1016/j.enconman.2020.113300.

"[T]his study applies life-cycle assessment (LCA) incorporating a geographic information system (GIS) framework to estimate the environmental impacts of A-BECCS over all stages of its life-cycle."

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14.09.2020

# New Publications

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Morton, Evvan V. (2020): Reframing the Climate Change Problem: Evaluating the Political, Technological, and Ethical Management of Carbon Dioxide Emissions in the United States

Morton, Evvan V. (2020): Reframing the Climate Change Problem: Evaluating the Political, Technological, and Ethical Management of Carbon Dioxide Emissions in the United States. Doctoral Dissertation. Arizona State University. Available online at https://repository.asu.edu/items/57290.

"Although research also confirms that negative emission technologies (NETs) are necessary to stay within 1.5-2°C of global warming, this dissertation proposes that the climate change problem has been ineffectively communicated to suggest that CO2 emissions reduction is the only solution to climate change."

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