03.12.2019

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Meyer-Ohlendorf, N. (2019): A European Climate Law – What Should It Look Like?

Meyer-Ohlendorf, Nils (2019): A European Climate Law – What Should It Look Like?. Ecologic Institute: Berlin.

"Ursula von der Leyen, the new President of the European Commission, took office today, on 1 December 2019. As one of her first proposals, she promised to propose a European Climate Law in the first 100 days of her term in office. This 'Law' is a critical step to make Europe climate neutral. It can close gaps in existing EU climate rules. These gaps will impede the EU from becoming climate neutral before 2050. A new paper by Ecologic Institute discusses what a European Climate Law should look like, and how it could close existing gaps."

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02.12.2019

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CIGI Special Report: Governance of Marine Geoengineering

"Marine geoengineering proposals show significant diversity in terms of their purpose, scale of application, likely effectiveness, requisite levels of international cooperation and intensity of environmental risks. This diversity of marine geoengineering activities will likely place significant new demands upon the international law system to govern potential risks and opportunities."

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26.11.2019

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Honegger, M.; et al. (2019): Net-zero emissions: The role of Carbon Dioxide Removal in the Paris Agreement. Policy Briefing Report

Honegger, M.; Michaelowa, A.; Poralla, M. (2019): Net-zero emissions: The role of Carbon Dioxide Removal in the Paris Agreement. Policy Briefing Report. Perspectives Climate Research, Freiburg.

"While seemingly far-off, the need to achieve a balance of emissions and removals has sharpened focus on the necessity for drastic emissions reductions as well as advancing carbon dioxide removals. Policy planning processes increasingly ought to anticipate a path toward reaching net-zero emissions and the Perspectives team is working on several fronts to support such processes with policy proposals and research. This briefing report seeks to outline the broad strokes of issues surrounding carbon dioxide removal (or negative emissions) for negotiators and national decision makers tasked with preparing LEDS, revising NDCs or advancing related policies as well as for observers and potentially concerned industries."

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25.11.2019

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Woods, B., and L. Stanton (2019): “Policy Brief: Technosilvicultural Reclamation for Environmental Emission Sequestration.”

Woods, Bryndis, and Liz Stanton (2019): “Policy Brief: Technosilvicultural Reclamation for Environmental Emission Sequestration.”

"This Applied Economics Clinic policy brief—prepared on behalf of the Home Energy Efficiency Team (HEET) and Speak for the Trees (SFTT)—compares two cutting-edge carbon dioxide emission sequestration (or storage) technologies on the basis of cost, history of success, near-term commercial viability, co-benefits, and potential risks: 1) Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), and 2) Technosilvicultural Reclamation for Environmental Emission Sequestration (TREES)."

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21.11.2019

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CCC: Coalition Statement on Inclusion of 45Q Extension in House Ways & Means Tax Package

"Carbon Capture Coalition Director Brad Crabtree released the following statement today following the introduction of the Carbon Capture and Sequestration Extension Act and its inclusion in the Discussion Draft of the GREEN Act."

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21.11.2019

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CEA Primer on Global Ocean Threats

"In 2019, CEA was hired to convene a group of leading scientists and philanthropic funders to discuss the current state of knowledge on ocean alkalinity enhancement (OAE), a potentially promising carbon dioxide removal strategy. In preparation of the meeting, CEA produced a comprehensive primer highlighting the technological approaches and open questions and reviewed the known and unknown potential ecosystem implications of OAE. After a productive convening in September 2019, CEA produced a proceedings document, co-authored by attending experts. The proceedings document includes a summary of philanthropic investment opportunities discussed during the meeting."

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14.11.2019

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C2G: Technical Brief: Considering climate-altering technologies in the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report

"This brief aims to:

  1. Highlight opportunities to publish papers for consideration in AR6, before the June 2020 deadline for literature review, which can contribute to the governance of these technologies, and;
  2. Brief policymakers and their advisers on the knowledge of these technologies that is likely to emerge in international policy discussions when AR6 is published in 2021/22."

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14.11.2019

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U.S. House of Representatives: Select Committee on the Climate Crisis: Request for Information

"The Select Committee has received recommendations from young climate leaders, policy specialists, business leaders, and state and local officials at meetings and hearings held in Washington, D.C. and around the country. To supplement our ongoing work, the Select Committee is seeking additional detailed input from a broad range of stakeholders."

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06.11.2019

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EFI: Carbon Capture Fact Sheet

"Let’s start with why we want to capture carbon dioxide: CO2is the gas most responsible for globalwarming. The level of CO2measured in our atmosphere is at the highest level in recorded history andcan stay there for millennia. Carbon capture technologies exist but can be expensive to deploy. Thechallenge is finding what works and doing it cheaply."

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04.11.2019

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Fiekowsky, Peter; et al. (2019): Climate Restoration: Solutions to the Greatest Threat Facing Humanity and Nature Today. The Foundation for Climate Restoration, September 2019. White Paper.

Fiekowsky, Peter; Douglis, Carole; Lee, Susan (2019): Climate Restoration: Solutions to the Greatest Threat Facing Humanity and Nature Today. The Foundation for Climate Restoration, September 2019. White Paper. Available online at https://foundationforclimaterestoration.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/20190916b_f4cr4_white-paper.pdf.

"The purpose of this paper is to show that we do not in fact need to leave dangerous, unprecedented conditions to our progeny. We have the technology and the financing, now, to reclaim the climate of over a century ago. What we need is the commitment to do so."

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