27.07.2020

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Alfred P. Sloan Foundation: Announcing the Grantees in the Net-Zero and Negative Emissions Technologies RFP

"Some projects are likely to generate research results capable of having more direct, near-term impacts, while others are designed to lay the scientific groundwork for longer-term transformations of the energy system."

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27.07.2020

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Project: Ocean-based Negative Emission Technologies - analyzing the feasibility, risks, and co-benefits for stabilizing the climate (OceanNETs)

"OceanNETs will investigate the potentials and risks of proposed ocean-based NETs using a transdisciplinary research approach. The project aims to find out whether ocean-based NETs can play an essential and sustainable role in achieving climate neutrality."

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27.07.2020

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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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27.07.2020

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Research Corporation for Science Advancement: 50+ Fellows to Meet Virtually for Scialog: Negative Emissions Science

"Participants in Scialog: Negative Emissions Science will convene to take up the pressing challenge of greenhouse gases accumulating in Earth’s atmosphere and oceans."

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20.07.2020

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The Guardian: Negative-emissions tech helps, but it's no magic bullet for the climate crisis

"Sprinkling rock dust on fields can suck up some carbon − but reducing emissions must be the mainstay of our efforts."

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20.07.2020

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Project: Patch

"Patch integrates with businesses, calculates their emissions, and seamlessly offsets their environmental footprint by purchasing verified carbon offsets or negative emissions."

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14.07.2020

# New Publications

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McCormack, Phillipa C.; et al. (2020): Governance of Land-based Negative-emission Technologies to Promote Biodiversity Conservation: Lessons from Australia

McCormack, Phillipa C.; McDonald, Jan; Brent, Kerryn A. (2020): Governance of Land-based Negative-emission Technologies to Promote Biodiversity Conservation: Lessons from Australia. In Climate Law 10 (2), pp. 123–150. DOI: 10.1163/18786561-01002001.

"We argue that domestic laws should be used to maximize the benefits of nets while minimizing trade-offs for biodiversity. These laws should ensure that trade-offs are, at the very least, explicit and transparent, both in terms of their implications for current biodiversity and in the context of an acceleration of climate-driven biodiversity decline."

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09.07.2020

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The Guardian: UK's net zero pledge: what has been achieved one year on?

"As the first anniversary looms this Saturday of the signing of the net-zero pledge into law, there has been little concrete action, and no clear roadmap on how to meet the goal."

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06.07.2020

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Video: Clive Elsworth: Iron Salt Aerosol Presentation

"The presentation will briefly:

  • make the urgent case for Negative Emission Technologies,
  • explain how methane removal is the low hanging fruit,
  • explain how a very diffuse ISA application over a wide area of iron-poor ocean would additionally safely induce a continuous, climate-relevant absorption of CO2."

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01.07.2020

# New Publications

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Donnison, Caspar; et al. (2020): Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS): Finding the win–wins for energy, negative emissions and ecosystem services—size matters

Donnison, Caspar; Holland, Robert A.; Hastings, Astley; Armstrong, Lindsay‐Marie; Eigenbrod, Felix; Taylor, Gail (2020): Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS): Finding the win–wins for energy, negative emissions and ecosystem services—size matters. In GCB Bioenergy. DOI: 10.1111/gcbb.12695.

"Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS) features heavily in the energy scenarios designed to meet the Paris Agreement targets, but the models used to generate these scenarios do not address environmental and social implications of BECCS at the regional scale. We integrate ecosystem service values into a land‐use optimization tool to determine the favourability of six potential UK locations for a 500 MW BECCS power plant operating on local biomass resources."

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