Elena Erdmann, zeit.de, 30. Oktober, 17:07 Uhr
„Für das 1,5-Grad-Ziel bleibt noch weniger Zeit als gedacht. Eine neue Studie beziffert das CO₂-Budget: In weniger als sechs Jahren könnte es aufgebraucht sein.“
by Ulrich von Lampe, Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC), phys.org, October 30
„According to forecasts, even the strategy to gradually reduce climate gas emissions to zero everywhere will no longer be enough to limit global heating to well below 2°C. Today, the discussion is also about „negative emissions,“ i.e., the removal of the most important greenhouse gas, CO2, from the atmosphere. Under the heading of „solar radiation management,“ some are even talking about a potential reflection of incoming sunlight. A new study led by the Berlin-based climate research institute MCC (Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change) now sheds light on the acceptance of such options.“
by Mike Scott, reuters.com, October 24, 2023
Anisah Assim, Kyle Danish, Michael Platner, Patrick Reimherr, Rudra V. Kapila, Third Way, October 23, 2023
This paper explores how a new method-neutral CDR tax credit can help these methods deploy at the pace and volumes needed. This paper is intended to be used as a policy-agnostic reference on how to design a CDR tax credit.
Xinlin Ji, Lijie Chen, Ying Zhong, Yi Zhang, Jiayi Li, Wei Pan, Ray Kai-Leung Su, Creative Construction Conference 2023, DOI: 10.3311/CCC2023-071
Modular integrated construction (MiC) is set to become a prominent solution to achieving the “carbon neutrality” initiative in Hong Kong, offering high productive efficiency. The concept of “low carbon construction” is proposed by the use of low carbon construction materials and the optimization of project management. However, there remains great potential in the use of these methods in reducing carbon footprint during the design and construction process. This paper firstly reviews possible pathways to reducing the embodied carbon of reinforced concrete. A novel concept known as “negative carbon concrete”, which is potentially achieved by combining CO2 mineralization – the natural carbonation of concrete with other low-carbon construction materials – is proposed.
Philip Pramer, derstandard.at, 27. Oktober, 18:48 Uhr
„Für wenige Euro lassen sich die Emissionen eines Flugs ausgleichen. Doch mit dem guten Gewissen kommen oft auch Zweifel, ob das Geld wirklich dem Klima hilft.“
by Terry Slavin, reuters.com, October 30, 10:59 AM
Elisabeth Duetschke, circabc.europa.eu
This paper is an outcome of the Working Group (WG) on public perception of CCUS, set up by DG ENER in 2023, as a follow-up to the 2022 CCUS Forum and anticipating the development of the EU’s strategy, currently announced as the Industrial Carbon Management Strategy.
The aim of this WG is to support the European Commission by studying and communicating how public perception of and engagement with CCUS emerge, and what role they play in delivering CCUS in the EU. The main objective of this WG is to contribute to the upcoming Commission’s Communication on the Strategy, expected by the end of 2023, by providing the Commission with recommendations on accounting for public perception of CCUS in the Strategy.
This paper aims to present the main concepts and the state of knowledge on public perception of CO2 capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) and technology-based carbon dioxide removals (CDRs) in the EU, by building up on discussions hold during the Working Group meetings and on existing literature.
the ethical corporation magazine, October 2023
„In this months’ briefing we assess the state of the CDR market, the technologies, and evolving standards, monitoring and verification systems, and regulations that are shaping this ecosystem, and ask what it will take for the carbon removals market to fulfil the potential its proponents claim for it.“
Auke M. van der Woude, Wouter Peters, Emilie Joetzjer, Sébastien Lafont, Gerbrand Koren, Philippe Ciais, Michel Ramonet, Yidi Xu, Ana Bastos, Santiago Botía, Stephen Sitch, Remco de Kok, Tobias Kneuer, Dagmar Kubistin, Adrien Jacotot, Benjamin Loubet, Pedro-Henrique Herig-Coimbra, Denis Loustau & Ingrid T. Luijkx IN: Nat Commun 14, 6218 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-023-41851-0
The year 2022 saw record breaking temperatures in Europe during both summer and fall. Similar to the recent 2018 drought, close to 30% (3.0 million km2) of the European continent was under severe summer drought. In 2022, the drought was located in central and southeastern Europe, contrasting the Northern-centered 2018 drought. The authors show, using multiple sets of observations, a reduction of net biospheric carbon uptake in summer (56-62 TgC) over the drought area.