Monat: März 2019

Fasihi, M.; et al. (2019): Techno-economic assessment of CO2 direct air capture plants

Fasihi, M.; Efimova, O.; Breyer, C. (2019): Techno-economic assessment of CO2 direct air capture plants. In: Journal of Cleaner Production. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.03.086.

„CO2 direct air capture (DAC) has been increasingly discussed as a climate change mitigation option. Despite technical advances in the past decade, there are still misconceptions about DAC’s current and long-term costs as well as energy, water and area demands. This could undermine DAC’s anticipated role in a neutral or negative greenhouse gas emission energy system, and influence policy makers. In this study, a literature review and techno-economic analyses of state-of-the-art DAC technologies are performed, wherein, DAC technologies are categorised as high temperature aqueous solutions (HT DAC) and low temperature solid sorbent (LT DAC) systems, from an energy system perspective.“


Call for Proposals: Ocean Sciences Meeting 2020

Deadline: 22. May 2019

„The Ocean Sciences Meeting (OSM) is the flagship conference for the ocean sciences and the larger ocean-connected community.[nbsp] As we approach the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, beginning in 2021, it is increasingly important to gather as a scientific community to raise awareness of the truly global dimension of the ocean, address environmental challenges, and set forth on a path towards a resilient planet. We invite session and tutorial talk proposals for the Ocean Sciences Meeting. The deadline for submissions is 22 May.“


Reith, F.; et al. (2019): Meeting climate targets by direct CO2 injections. What price would the ocean have to pay?

Reith, F.; Koeve, W.; Keller, D.; Getzlaff, J.; Oschlies, A. (2019): Meeting climate targets by direct CO2 injections. What price would the ocean have to pay? In: Earth Syst. Dynam. Discuss., S. 1–29. DOI: 10.5194/esd-2018-87.

„We investigate the climate mitigation potential and collateral effects of direct injections of captured CO2 into the deep ocean as a possible means to close the gap between an intermediate CO2 emissions scenario and a specific temperature target, such as the 1.5 °C target aimed for by the Paris Agreement. For that purpose, a suite of approaches for controlling the amount of direct CO2 injections at 3000 m water depth are implemented in an Earth System Model of intermediate complexity.“


Blocka, M.; et al. (2019): A new chapterShifting Poland towards net-zero economy

Blocka, M.; Sniegocki, A.; Porebna, K.; Wetmanska, Z.; Bukowski, M. (ed.) (2019): A new chapterShifting Poland towards net-zero economy. Online:

„This report aims to demonstrate that without a bold new vision of changes in all key sectors of the economy, Poland will spend the decades to come among Euope’s climate laggards, incurring the associated costs and losing subsequent development opportunities in the emerging low-carbon goods and services markets.“


Call for Application: Sixth International Geoengineering Governance Summer School, 2019

Deadline: 30. April 2019

„The Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the UCLA School of Law, in partnership with the Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment, the Solar Radiation Management Governance Initiative, and the Harvard Solar Geoengineering Research Program, is pleased to announce the Sixth International Geoengineering Summer School. […] We invite applications from post-graduate students and early-career researchers with interests in the societal, political, governance, and ethical issues posed by geoengineering, working in any relevant field. The Summer School is also suitable for NGO, government, or other professionals working in related areas who seek an intensive experience to develop expertise in geoengineering governance.“


Haikola, S.; et al. (2019): From polarization to reluctant acceptance–bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) and the post-normalization of the climate debate

Haikola, S.; Hansson, A.; Anshelm, J. (2019): From polarization to reluctant acceptance–bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) and the post-normalization of the climate debate. In: Journal of Integrative Environmental Sciences 74, S. 1–25. DOI: 10.1080/1943815X.2019.1579740.

„The paper covers the public debate on BECCS (bioenergy with carbon capture and storage) between 2008 and 2018. Through a qualitative analysis of around 800 feature articles, editorials, and opinion pieces published in English, German, Swedish, Danish, and Norwegian in news media and debates sections of scientific media, we highlight conspicuous aspects of the debate and relate them to the theoretical concept of post-normal science. We find that the debate is characterized by an emphasis on values, scientific uncertainty and the integrity of science, premised on a pervading sense of urgency.“