09.09.2020

# New Publications

0 Comments

Brack, Duncan; King, Richard (2020): Managing Land‐based CDR: BECCS, Forests and Carbon Sequestration

Brack, Duncan; King, Richard (2020): Managing Land‐based CDR: BECCS, Forests and Carbon Sequestration. In Global Policy. DOI: 10.1111/1758-5899.12827.

"To date there has been little focus on the optimum strategies for integrating land‐based CDR approaches – under which circumstances forest areas are best left undisturbed, managed for conservation, and/or managed for harvested wood products, and how these options affect the availability of residual feedstocks for BECCS. This paper reviews this debate and suggests appropriate policy measures."

LINK


Read more »

09.09.2020

# New Publications

0 Comments

Rickels, Wilfried; et al. (2020): The Future of (Negative) Emissions Trading in the European Union

Rickels, Wilfried; Proelss, Alexander; Geden, Oliver; Burhenne, Julian; Fridahl, Mathias (2020): The Future of (Negative) Emissions Trading in the European Union. In Kiel Working Paper (2164).

"This conceptual paper explores various design options for integrating negative emissions technologies (NETs) into the EU ETS. We discuss their potential implications for emissions trading at large and address the specificity of bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS); repealing the provision that installations exclusively using biomass are not covered by the ETS Directive, BE(CCS) installations could in principle fall within the scope of the ETS Directive."

LINK


Read more »

07.09.2020

# Media

0 Comments

Podcast: Spotify: Reviewer 2 takes a deep dive with Jay Fuhrman on the food/water/energy implications of large scale NETs

"Reviewer 2 dives into a fascinating conversation with Jay Fuhrman on his recent paper ‘Food–Energy–Water Implications of Negative Emissions Technologies in a +1.5 °C Future’."

LINK


Read more »

01.09.2020

# New Publications

0 Comments

Hasegawa, Tomoko; et al. (2020): Food security under high bioenergy demand toward long-term climate goals

Hasegawa, Tomoko; Sands, Ronald D.; Brunelle, Thierry; Cui, Yiyun; Frank, Stefan; Fujimori, Shinichiro; Popp, Alexander (2020): Food security under high bioenergy demand toward long-term climate goals. In Climatic Change. DOI: 10.1007/s10584-020-02838-8.

"Using a multi-model framework, we assess the effects of high bioenergy demand on global food production, food security, and competition for agricultural land."

LINK


Read more »

28.08.2020

# New Publications

0 Comments

Carton, Wim; et al. (2020): Negative emissions and the long history of carbon removal

Carton, Wim; Asiyanbi, Adeniyi; Beck, Silke; Buck, Holly J.; Lund, Jens F. (2020): Negative emissions and the long history of carbon removal. In Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews-Climate Change. DOI: 10.1002/wcc.671.

"In this article, we survey this “long history” of carbon removal and seek to draw out lessons for ongoing research and the emerging public debate on negative emissions. We argue that research and policy on negative emissions should proceed not just from projections of the future, but also from an acknowledgement of past controversies, successes and failures."

LINK


Read more »

25.08.2020

# Calls & events

0 Comments

PhD Opportunity: PhD-position on Monitoring Negative Emissions from Space (Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute)

Deadline: 04. September 2020

"The R&D Satellite Observations Department at KNMI (The Netherlands) is looking for a PhD-student to develop and analyze satellite measurements of so-called negative emissions for greenhouse gases."

LINK


Read more »

25.08.2020

# Media

0 Comments

Science Daily: Negative emissions technologies may not solve climate crisis

"Researchers used the Global Change Assessment Model to compare the effects of three negative emissions technologies on global food supply, water use and energy demand. The work looked at the role having direct air capture available would have on future climate scenarios."

LINK


Read more »

25.08.2020

# New Publications

0 Comments

Fuhrman, Jay; et al. (2020): Food–energy–water implications of negative emissions technologies in a +1.5 °C future

Fuhrman, Jay; McJeon, Haewon; Patel, Pralit; Doney, Scott C.; Shobe, William M.; Clarens, Andres F. (2020): Food–energy–water implications of negative emissions technologies in a +1.5 °C future. In Nat. Clim. Chang. DOI: 10.1038/s41558-020-0876-z.

"Here we show that DAC could provide up to 3 GtCO2 yr−1 of negative emissions by 2035—equivalent to 7% of 2019 global CO2 emissions—based on current-day assumptions regarding price and performance."

LINK


Read more »

24.08.2020

# New Publications

0 Comments

Cox, Emily; et al. (2020): Barriers to Negative-Emissions Technologies

Cox, Emily; Honegger, Matthias; Gadikota, Greeshma; Røttereng, Jo-Kristian Stræte; Schaeffer, Roberto; Colvin, R. M. et al. (2020): Barriers to Negative-Emissions Technologies. In One Earth 3 (2), pp. 137–139. DOI: 10.1016/j.oneear.2020.07.017.

"Modeling suggests that negative emissions will most likely be necessary for keeping climate change this century within the Paris Agreement’s 2°C limits. Beyond technical feasibility, the rapid deployment of negative-emissions technologies (NETs) presents practical, economic, socio-political, and ethical challenges. Which of these presents the greatest barrier to the deployment of Paris-compatible NETs?"

LINK


Read more »

24.08.2020

# New Publications

0 Comments

Burns, Wil; Corbett, Charles R. (2020): Antacids for the Sea? Artificial Ocean Alkalinization and Climate Change

Burns, Wil; Corbett, Charles R. (2020): Antacids for the Sea? Artificial Ocean Alkalinization and Climate Change. In One Earth 3 (2), pp. 154–156. DOI: 10.1016/j.oneear.2020.07.016.

"There is increasing urgency for large-scale deployment of carbon-removal approaches to help avoid passing critical climatic thresholds. Given the severe risks of many terrestrial methods at extremely large scales, there is a compelling need to also assess the potential of marine negative-emissions technologies, such as artificial ocean alkalinization."

LINK


Read more »