07.06.2021

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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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17.05.2021

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Climate Home News: Carbon removal experts support splitting “net zero” into twin targets

"Net zero goals can hide as much as they reveal. In a survey of 300 experts, we found the overwhelming majority favour a more transparent approach."

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12.05.2021

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nd: Into the trap of net-zero (German)

German interview with climate scientist Wolfgang Knorr about CDR technologies.

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06.05.2021

# New Publications

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Beal, Colin M.; King, Carey W. (2021): The zero-emissions cost of energy: a policy concept

Beal, Colin M.; King, Carey W. (2021): The zero-emissions cost of energy: a policy concept. In Prog. Energy. DOI: 10.1088/2516-1083/abef1f.

"We present a new carbon tax policy concept in which energy users would be taxed an amount equal to the cost of cleaning up the emissions that they create, wherein the tax revenues would be used to operate negative emissions technologies."

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03.05.2021

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BusinessGreen: In defence of net zero

"Concerns about the efficacy of net zero targets are justified, but could condemnation of the concept from Greta Thunberg and others inadvertently serve to undermine efforts to decarbonise?"

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19.04.2021

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Bloomberg Quint: Tech Companies Are Setting the Most Ambitious Net-Zero Goals

"Of the 10 largest U.S. companies by market value, only four have announced plans to reduce their emissions to net zero by 2050. As it turns out, they all happen to be technology companies: Apple Inc., Microsoft Corp., Amazon.com Inc. and Facebook Inc. Alphabet Inc.’s Google claims to have has already achieved the target, saying it’s been fully offsetting its emissions since 2007."

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12.04.2021

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Dhaka Tribune: Chasing carbon unicorns

"According to a new report, net zero  targets many governments are pursuing, are distractions from the urgent need to drastically reduce carbon emissions."

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05.04.2021

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Nature: Net-zero carbon pledges must be meaningful to avert climate disaster

"More countries are pledging to achieve carbon neutrality. They must now show how they plan to do this."

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05.04.2021

# Political Papers

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Black, R.; et al. (2021): Taking Stock: A global assessment of net zero targets

Black, R., Cullen, K., Fay, B., Hale, T., Lang, J., Mahmood, S., Smith, S.M. (2021): Taking Stock: A global assessment of net zero targets, Energy & Climate Intelligence Unit and Oxford Net Zero.

"In our latest report Taking Stock: A global assessment of net zero targets we present what is, we believe, the first quantitative analysis of net zero commitments across countries, sub-national governments and major companies. Teaming up with Oxford Net Zero, we surveyed more than 4,000 significant entities: all nations; all states and regions in the 25 highest-emitting countries; all cities with a population above 500,000; and all companies in the Forbes Global 2000 list."

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