19.07.2021

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Morton, Evvan (2021): Ensuring Good Governance of Carbon Dioxide Removal

Morton, Evvan (2021): Ensuring Good Governance of Carbon Dioxide Removal. Day One Project.

"The Department of Energy’s CDR task force should recommend a governance strategy for CDR implementation to responsibly, equitably, and effectively combat climate change by achieving net-negative CO2 emissions."

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19.07.2021

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Carbon Direct; Microsoft (2021): Criteria for high-quality carbon dioxide removal

Carbon Direct; Microsoft (2021): Criteria for high-quality carbon dioxide removal.

"The purpose of this document is to support and guide candidate suppliers for Microsoft’s July 2021 RFP, and to provide a broadly applicable set of benchmarks to encourage market standardization going forward."

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19.07.2021

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Samaniego, et al. (2021): Current understanding of the potential impact of Carbon Dioxide Removal approaches on the Sustainable Development Goals in selected countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Summary for policy makers

Samaniego, Schmidt, Carlino et al. (2021): Current understanding of the potential impact of Carbon Dioxide Removal approaches on the Sustainable Development Goals in selected countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Summary for policy makers. Carnegie Climate Governance Initative (C2G)/ Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), March 2021.

"Key findings include:

  • Climate change mitigation in Latin America and the Caribbean region efforts are focused on emissions reductions, while consideration of CDR is only just beginning.
  • Deployment of large-scale CDR approaches would have regional physical and socio-economic implications, including for efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are insufficiently explored and understood.
  • Decisions on the potential development of CDR requires more information about costs, but also about the possible impact on employment and Gross Domestic Product, potential for emissions reduction, as well as consideration of implementation risks, in order to avoid misallocation of resources."

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19.07.2021

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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

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Coalition for Negative Emissions (2021): ‘The case for Negative Emissions’ executive summary

Coalition for Negative Emissions (2021): ‘The case for Negative Emissions’ executive summary.

"This report has been prepared and published to set out the research and science behind the Coalition for Negative Emissions’ view that the world is damagingly unprepared to keep to a 1.5°C pathway – in fact we find that if negative emissions solutions are not delivered at scale, even if all the 1.5°C emissions reductions pathway requirements are met, the world will break the carbon budget and exceed 1.5°C warming before 2040."

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19.07.2021

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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

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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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05.07.2021

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Luthria, Neva; et al. (2021): Policy Memo: An Approach to Scientific and Legislative Governance of Solar Radiation Modification Research in the United States

Luthria, Neva; Farrell, Steven L.; Paredes, Ingrid Joylyn (2021): Policy Memo: An Approach to Scientific and Legislative Governance of Solar Radiation Modification Research in the United States. In JSPG 18 (02). DOI: 10.38126/JSPG180207.

"We recommend that the US (1) stop blocking the UN from pursuing research into the impacts of SRM to allow for equitable governance options to be explored and (2) establish a national advisory committee on solar geoengineering."

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05.07.2021

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Bipartisan Policy Center (2021): The Case for Federal Support to Advance Direct Air Capture

Bipartisan Policy Center (2021): The Case for Federal Support to Advance Direct Air Capture. A White Paper by the Bipartisan Policy Center's Direct Air Capture Advisory Council.

"This white paper is the third of a three-part “Case for DAC” series by the Council that outlines the environmental imperative, the burgeoning commercial case, and the federal policy agenda needed to deploy DAC technologies at scale."

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21.06.2021

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Abouelnaga, Mahmoud (2021): Carbon Dioxide Removal: Pathways and Policy Needs

Abouelnaga, Mahmoud (2021): Carbon Dioxide Removal: Pathways and Policy Needs. Center for Climate and Energy Solutions.

"Whether CDR solutions can scale to the levels that studies suggest are needed to have a significant impact on climate mitigation depends on numerous factors, including: the potential a given technique or technology has to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere; cost effectiveness; level of readiness to be deployed; scalability; how quickly the carbon sink reaches capacity; permanence of the carbon removals; and other benefits and challenges."

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