01.07.2020

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House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis (2020): Solving the Climate Crisis: The Congressional Action Plan for a Clean Energy Economy and a Healthy, Resilient, and Just America

House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis (2020): Solving the Climate Crisis: The Congressional Action Plan for a Clean Energy Economy and a Healthy, Resilient, and Just America. Majority Staff Report. Washington, D.C.

"The report lays out the Climate Crisis Action Plan, full of detailed, ambitious and actionable climate solutions that Congress should enact to benefit American families in communities across the nation."

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29.06.2020

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National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (2020): Solar Geoengineering Research Governance: Proceedings of a Workshop—in Brief

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (2020): Solar Geoengineering Research Governance: Proceedings of a Workshop—in Brief. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/25811

"In a workshop held in September 2019, the National Academies convened experts to inform a larger study on solar geoengineering. Workshop participants discussed the governance of research at international, national, and sub-national scales and explored research governance mechanisms that might be applied to climate intervention research. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions for the workshop."

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29.06.2020

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National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (2020): Developing a Research Agenda for Solar Geoengineering Strategies: Proceedings of a Workshop—in Brief

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (2020): Developing a Research Agenda for Solar Geoengineering Strategies: Proceedings of a Workshop—in Brief. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/25815

"In a workshop held in August 2019, the National Academies convened experts to inform a larger study on solar geoengineering. Workshop participants discussed the current status of, and future directions for research on solar geoengineering strategies, including stratospheric aerosol injection, marine cloud brightening, and cirrus cloud thinning. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions for the workshop."

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29.06.2020

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C2G: An important opportunity to engage with SAI research governance

"Earlier this month, the advisory committee to a Harvard University research group invited comments on how it should help govern an experiment about stratospheric aerosol injection."

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29.06.2020

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Union of Concerned Scientists: Issue Brief: Strengthening Public Input on Solar Geoengineering Research

"What’s needed for decisionmaking on atmospheric experiments."

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29.06.2020

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Rhodium Group (2020): Capturing New Jobs and New Business: Growth Opportunities from Direct Air Capture Scale-Up

"The Linden Trust for Conservation commissioned Rhodium Group to conduct an independent assessment of the potential employment and business opportunities associated with the scale-up of DAC technology in the US. Using the scenarios above, we’ve quantified the number of potential new jobs and other opportunities for growth in major markets like construction, steel, cement, chemicals, electricity, and natural gas, resulting from broader DAC deployment."

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22.06.2020

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Florin, Marie-Valentine; et al. (2020): lnternational governance issues on climate engineering Information for policymakers

Florin, Marie-Valentine; Rouse, Paul; Hubert, Anna-Maria; Honegger, Matthias; Reynolds, Jesse (2020): lnternational governance issues on climate engineering Information for policymakers. Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN). Bern.

"Driven by questions and needs from the international policymaking community to better understand the potential benefits as well as opportunities, risks, uncertainties and other challenges of CDR and SRM, at both technical and governance levels, this report reviews and compares technologies and their potential contributions, costs, risks, uncertainties, before surveying the current legal and institutional landscape of governance regarding climate engineering."

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22.06.2020

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IEA Bioenergy (2020): Deployment of BECCS/U value chains

IEA Bioenergy (2020): Deployment of BECCS/U value chains. Technological pathways, policy options and business models. With assistance of Olle Olsson, Christian Bang, Malgorzata Borchers, Alena Hahn, Hannu Karjunen, Daniela Thrän, Tero Tynjälä.

"This report focuses on the potential and challenges associated with deploying BECCS systems and value chains in the near to medium term. It provides a brief overview of different technological options for capture, transport and storage of CO2, and offers insights into how BECCS business models could be set up. Furthermore the role of public policy in this setting is discussed, and how bioenergy with carbon capture and utilization (BECCU) could play a role in enabling BECCS deployment."

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15.06.2020

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Aldy, Joseph E., and Richard J. Zeckhauser. 2020: “Three Prongs for Prudent Climate Policy.”

Aldy, Joseph E., and Richard J. Zeckhauser. 2020: “Three Prongs for Prudent Climate Policy.” Resources for the Future. https://doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3572331.

"After reviewing emission mitigation’s poor performance and low-probability of delivering on long-term climate goals, we evaluate a three-pronged strategy for mitigating climate change risks: adding adaptation and amelioration—through solar radiation management (SRM)—to the emission mitigation approach."

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08.06.2020

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IEA. 2020: Direct Air Capture.

IEA. 2020: Direct Air Capture. IEA, Paris. https://www.iea.org/reports/direct-air-capture.

"There are currently 15 direct air capture plants operating worldwide, capturing more than 9 000 tCO2/year, with a 1 MtCO2/year capture plant in advanced development in the United States. In the SDS, direct air capture is scaled up to capture almost 10 MtCO2/year by 2030. This is within reach but will require several more large-scale demonstrations to refine the technology and reduce capture costs."

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