12.07.2021

# New Publications

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Bednar, Johannes; et al. (2021): Operationalizing the Net-Negative Carbon Economy

Bednar, Johannes, Michael Obersteiner, Artem Baklanov, Marcus Thomson, Fabian Wagner, Oliver Geden, Myles Allen, and Jim W. Hall (2021): Operationalizing the Net-Negative Carbon Economy. Nature. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-021-03723-9.

‌"We investigate an idealized market approach to incentivize repayment of previously accrued carbon debt by establishing emitters’ responsibility for net carbon removal through ‘Carbon Removal Obligations’ (CROs)."

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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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28.06.2021

# New Publications

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García-Freites, Samira; et al. (2021): The greenhouse gas removal potential of bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) to support the UK's net-zero emission target

García-Freites, Samira; Gough, Clair; Röder, Mirjam (2021): The greenhouse gas removal potential of bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) to support the UK's net-zero emission target. In Biomass and Bioenergy 151, p. 106164. DOI: 10.1016/j.biombioe.2021.106164.

"This research used process modelling and lifecycle assessment to identify the GGR potential of three BECCS supply chains."

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28.06.2021

# New Publications

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Iyer, Gokul; et al. (2021): The role of carbon dioxide removal in net-zero emissions pledges

Iyer, Gokul; Clarke, Leon; Edmonds, Jae; Fawcett, Allen; Fuhrman, Jay; McJeon, Haewon; Waldhoff, Stephanie (2021): The role of carbon dioxide removal in net-zero emissions pledges. In Energy and Climate Change 2, p. 100043. DOI: 10.1016/j.egycc.2021.100043.

"This perspective highlights three issues. First, the scale of CDR deployment will determine the level of emission mitigation in the energy system and vice versa. Second, CDR will interact with societal priorities beyond climate. Finally, the location of CDR could have implications for the country-level pledges, and emissions trading."

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12.05.2021

# Media

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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

# Media

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CarbonBrief: Explainer: Will global warming ‘stop’ as soon as net-zero emissions are reached?

"Media reports frequently claim that the world is facing “committed warming” in the future as a result of past emissions, meaning higher temperatures are “locked in”, “in the pipeline” or “inevitable”, regardless of the choices society takes today."

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13.04.2021

# New Publications

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van Soest, Heleen L.; et al. (2021): Net-zero emission targets for major emitting countries consistent with the Paris Agreement

van Soest, Heleen L.; Elzen, Michel G. J. den; van Vuuren, Detlef P. (2021): Net-zero emission targets for major emitting countries consistent with the Paris Agreement. In Nat Comms 12 (1), p. 2140. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-021-22294-x.

"Here, we look at national-level neutrality-years based on globally cost-effective 1.5 °C and 2 °C scenarios from integrated assessment models. These results indicate that domestic net zero greenhouse gas and CO2 emissions in Brazil and the USA are reached a decade earlier than the global average, and in India and Indonesia later than global average."

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29.03.2021

# Media

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The Guardian: The latest must-have among US billionaires? A plan to end the climate crisis

"Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates have an estimated wealth of $466bn – and are emblematic of a Davos-centric worldview that sees free markets and tech as the answer."

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18.03.2021

# New Publications

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Rogelj, Joeri; et al. (2021): Net-zero emissions targets are vague: three ways to fix

Rogelj, Joeri; Geden, Oliver; Cowie, Annette; Reisinger, Andy (2021): Net-zero emissions targets are vague: three ways to fix. In Nature 591 (7850), pp. 365–368. DOI: 10.1038/d41586-021-00662-3.

"To limit warming, action plans from countries and companies must be fair, rigorous and transparent."

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