20.09.2021

# Projects

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Project: State Mapping Study (Kleinman Center for Energy Policy)

"In partnership with the Nature Conservancy, the lab is working on a custom plan to help the state of Nevada achieve its Net-Zero by 2050 goal—through decarbonization and carbon removal. The plan considers the state’s assets and liabilities—for example, Nevada has a lot of opportunities for geothermal and solar but doesn’t have many forests (for carbon sinks). The goal is to create a sliding scale of options—from more decarbonization and less carbon removal to the flip side. From there, the team hopes to apply this model to other states."

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17.09.2021

# New Publications

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Bradfer‐Lawrence, Tom; et al. (2021): The potential contribution of terrestrial nature‐based solutions to a national ‘net zero’ climate target

Bradfer‐Lawrence, Tom; Finch, Tom; Bradbury, Richard B.; Buchanan, Graeme M.; Midgley, Andrew; Field, Rob H. (2021): The potential contribution of terrestrial nature‐based solutions to a national ‘net zero’ climate target. In J Appl Ecol 137 (3), p. 32. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.14003.

"Many national governments have incorporated nature-based solutions (NbS) in their plans to reduce net greenhouse gas emissions. However, uncertainties persist regarding both feasibility and consequences of major NbS deployment. Using the United Kingdom as a national-level case study, we examined the potential contribution of three terrestrial NbS: peatland restoration, saltmarsh creation and woodland creation."

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13.09.2021

# Media

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The Hill: A realistic response to the climate wake-up call

"Leaders across the world raised the alarm in response to the latest assessment of climate change by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Christiana Figueres, the former executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change said, 'This is a massive wake-up call that is sounding yet another alarm bell.' Al Gore warned 'There is no time left to waste,' and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said, 'A code red for humanity.'"

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26.07.2021

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Innovative Genomics Institute: IGI Launches New Research in Net-Zero Farming & Carbon Capture

"Together, these projects aim to realize a vision of a net-zero farm that maintains food security with reduced input from farmers and greenhouse gas emissions, and use farming to capture and store more carbon from the atmosphere."

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19.07.2021

# Calls & events

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Job: Research Associate: Net Zero Dashboard (University of Oxford)

Deadline: 26. July 2021

"The successful candidate will contribute their analytical skills and provide guidance to junior members of the research group, collaborate with project partners and report to the Oxford-based Co-Investigators."

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19.07.2021

# Political Papers

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Energy Transitions Commission (2021): Bioresources within a Net-Zero Emissions Economy: Making a Sustainable Approach Possible

Energy Transitions Commission (2021): Bioresources within a Net-Zero Emissions Economy: Making a Sustainable Approach Possible.

"In its new report Bioresources within a Net-Zero Emissions Economy, the Energy Transitions Commission (ETC) makes plain that, while bioresources are in principle renewable, not all forms of biomass use are beneficial from an environmental perspective: not all biomass is ‘good’ biomass."

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19.07.2021

# Political Papers

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Hydrogen4EU (2021): Charting Pathways to Enable Net Zero

Hydrogen4EU (2021): Charting Pathways to Enable Net Zero. Hydrogen for Europe study.

"This joint modelling effort is among the first to consider explicitly the latest European targets (e.g. the 55% CO2 emissions reduction by 2030 and climate neutrality by 2050). It allows for an analysis of hydrogen’s potential with a detailed technological, sectoral and geographic scope, including 27 European countries and considering the potential of hydrogen imports from North Africa, the Middle East, Russia and Ukraine."

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05.07.2021

# Political Papers

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Friedmann, Julio; et al. (2021): Evaluating Net-Zero Industrial Hubs in the United States: A Case Study of Houston

Friedmann, Julio; Agrawal, Mahak; Bhardwaj, Amar (2021): Evaluating Net-Zero Industrial Hubs in the United States: A Case Study of Houston. Columbia Center on Global Energy Policy.

"This paper, part of the work from the Carbon Management Research Initiative of Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy, examines Houston as a potential net-zero hub location."

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07.06.2021

# Media

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Independent: Is the idea of net zero realistic, or just a dangerous trap?

"Scientists James Dyke, Sir Robert Watson and Wolfgang Knorr believes humanity has gambled its civilisation on no more than promises of future solutions."

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31.05.2021

# New Publications

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Healey, Peter; et al. (2021): Governing Net Zero Carbon Removals to Avoid Entrenching Inequities

Healey, Peter; Scholes, Robert; Lefale, Penehuro; Yanda, Pius (2021): Governing Net Zero Carbon Removals to Avoid Entrenching Inequities. In Front. Clim. 3. DOI: 10.3389/fclim.2021.672357.

"The use of CDR to contribute to robust progress toward Paris climate goals requires global agreement on simultaneously reducing emissions and enhancing removals, equity in burden sharing, and an interdisciplinary effort led by individual jurisdictions and focused on the co-development of technologies and governance to create CDR portfolios matched to local needs."

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