02.04.2020

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PICS. 2019: Annual Report

PICS. 2019: Annual Report. Victoria, BC. 

"In 2019 we entered new fields of research including negative emissions technologies, expanded our role as a climate solutions broker at the provincial and national scale in Canada, and grew climate leadership within our four PICS universities:  UVic, SFU, UBC and UNBC."

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02.04.2020

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New IEAGHG Reports: 2020-02 Monitoring & Environmental Research Combined Networks Meeting and 2020-03 Workshop on 'Faults and their significance for large-scale CO2 storage'

"These reports are summaries of the meetings held in August 2019 by IEAGHG; the Monitoring & Environmental Research Combined Networks Meeting and IEAGHG's first workshop on 'Faults and their Significance for Large-Sale CO2 Storage'."

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20.03.2020

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Cronin, Jennifer; et al. 2020: “Biomass, Afforestation and Energy Demand Reduction.”

Cronin, Jennifer, Steve Pye, James Price, and Isabela Butnar. 2020. “Biomass, Afforestation and Energy Demand Reduction.” UK Energy Research Centre. March 2020. http://www.ukerc.ac.uk/publications/afforestation-energy-demand.html.

"This paper explores the sensitivity of energy system decarbonisation pathways to the role of afforestation and reduced energy demands as a means to lessen reliance on carbon dioxide removal."

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09.03.2020

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Committee on Climate Change (2020): Land use: Policies for a Net Zero UK

Committee on Climate Change (2020): Land use: Policies for a Net Zero UK. London.

"This report presents the CCC’s first ever in-depth advice on UK agricultural and land use policies. The report assesses the way we use our land today and the changes required in how we farm and use land in order to deliver the UK Government’s Net Zero greenhouse gas emissions target by 2050."

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09.03.2020

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UK Parliament (2020): Bioenergy with Carbon Capture & Storage

UK Parliament (2020): Bioenergy with Carbon Capture & Storage. Number 618. London (POSTnote).

"This POSTnote summarises why BECCS has been included in the models, outlines the challenges and trade-offs of deploying at scale, and considers policy options for supporting its development."

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02.03.2020

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Mulligan, J.; et al. (2020): CarbonShot: Federal Policy Options for Carbon Removal in the United States

Mulligan, J., A. Rudee, K. Lebling, K. Levin, J. Anderson, and B. Christensen (2020): CarbonShot: Federal Policy Options for Carbon Removal in the United States. Working Paper. Washington, DC: World Resources Institute. Available online at www.wri.org/publication/carbonshot-federal-policyoptions-for-carbon-removal-in-the-united-states.

"The United States needs to make large-scale investments in carbon removal in the coming years if the country is to achieve carbon neutrality by midcentury."

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24.02.2020

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Stützel, Maximilian (2019): Geoengineering als existentielles Risiko. Grundlagen, Grenzen und Lücken bestehender völkerrechtlicher Regulierung

Stützel, Maximilian (2019): Geoengineering als existentielles Risiko. Grundlagen, Grenzen und Lücken bestehender völkerrechtlicher Regulierung. Freiburger Informationspapiere zum Völkerrecht und Öffentlichen Recht, Silja Vöneky (Hrsg.). Ausgabe 12/2019. https://www.jura.uni-freiburg.de/de/institute/ioeffr2/downloads/online-papers/FIP_2019_12_Stzel_Geoengineering.pdf.

"Hierzu wird nach einigen allgemeinen Ausführungen zum Geoengineering zunächst untersucht werden, inwieweit derartige Technologien existentielle Risiken darstellen (B.). Anschließend werden die bestehenden völkerrechtlichen Normen daraufhin geprüft werden, ob und inwieweit sie das relevanteste existentielle Risiko durch Geoengineering regulieren (C.). Auf Basis dieser Analyse werden dann Empfehlungen für zukünftige Normen abgeleitet (D.). Abschließend folgt eine Zusammenfassung der gewonnenen Erkenntnisse (E.)."

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20.02.2020

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Expert Group of the International Military Council on Climate and Security: The World Climate and Security Report 2020

“The World Climate and Security Report 2020.” Product of the Expert Group of the International Military Council on Climate and Security. Authors: Steve Brock (CCS), Bastien Alex (IRIS), Oliver-Leighton Barrett (CCS), Francesco Femia (CCS), Shiloh Fetzek (CCS), Sherri Goodman (CCS), Deborah Loomis (CCS), Tom Middendorp (Clingendael), Michel Rademaker (HCSS), Louise van Schaik (Clingendael), Julia Tasse (IRIS), Caitlin Werrell (CCS). Edited by Francesco Femia & Caitlin Werrell. Published by the Center for Climate and Security, an institute of the Council on Strategic Risks. Feb 2020.

"Climate mitigation, adaptation  and resilience efforts are increasingly urgent to avert the significant security consequences of climate change, yet some proposed solutions such as geoengineering could present  negative second-order effects to global security, if not implemented carefully."

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13.02.2020

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Science and Technology Committee (2019): Clean Growth: Technologies for meeting the UK’s emissions reduction targets. Twentieth Report of Session 2017–19

Science and Technology Committee (2019): Clean Growth: Technologies for meeting the UK’s emissions reduction targets. Twentieth Report of Session 2017–19. UK House of Commons. London.

" Since 2000, the UK has achieved greater decarbonisation than any other country in the G20. It has outperformed its first (2008–2012) and second (2013– 2017) carbon budgets by around 1% and 14% respectively, and is on track to outperform its third carbon budget (2018–2022). However, the Committee on Climate Change has warned that the UK is not on track to meet its fourth (2023–2027) and fifth (2028–2032) carbon budgets."

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09.02.2020

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Mulligan, J.; et al. (2020): CarbonShot: Federal Policy Options for Carbon Removal in the United States

Mulligan, J., A. Rudee, K. Lebling, K. Levin, J. Anderson, and B. Christensen (2020): CarbonShot: Federal Policy Options for Carbon Removal in the United States. Working Paper. Washington, DC: World Resources Institute. Available online at www.wri.org/publication/carbonshot-federal-policyoptions-for-carbon-removal-in-the-united-states.

"This working paper identifies a consolidated set of high-priority, near-term, federal policy options for advancing terrestrial carbon removal."

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