CO2-removal news

Pereira et al. (2021): From fAIrplay to climate wars: making climate change scenarios more dynamic, creative, and integrative

Laura M. Pereira, David R. Morrow, Valentina Aquila, Brian Beckage, Sam Beckbesinger, Lauren Beukes, Holly J. Buck, Colin J. Carlson , Oliver Geden, Andrew P. Jones, David P. Keller, Katharine J. Mach, Mohale Mashigo, Juan B. Moreno-Cruz, Daniele Visioni, Simon Nicholson, Christopher H. Trisos IN: Ecology and Society 26(4):30; https://doi.org/10.5751/ES-12856-260430

“We offer a step-by-step guide to the modified Manoa Mash-up method to generate more integrative, creative, and dynamic scenarios; reflect on broader implications of using this method for generating more dynamic scenarios for climate change research and policy; and provide examples of using the scenarios in climate policy communication, including a choose-your-own adventure game called Survive the Century (https://survivethecentury.net/), which was played by over 15,000 people in the first 2 weeks of launching.”

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Nature – Impact of declining renewable energy costs on electrification in low-emission scenarios

Gunnar Luderer, Silvia Madeddu, Leon Merfort, Falko Ueckerdt, Michaja Pehl, Robert Pietzcker, Marianna Rottoli, Felix Schreyer, Nico Bauer, Lavinia Baumstark, Christoph Bertram, Alois Dirnaichner, Florian Humpenöder, Antoine Levesque, Alexander Popp, Renato Rodrigues, Jessica Strefler, Elmar Kriegler IN: Nature Energy (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41560-021-00937-z

“Here we show that further progress in solar- and wind-power technology along with carbon pricing to reach the Paris Climate targets could make electricity cheaper than carbon-based fuels. […] The lower production of bioenergy in our high-electrification scenarios markedly reduces energy-related land and water requirements.”

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Webinar: How Can Carbon Mineralization Help Fight Climate Change?

6 December 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

by Columbia Center on Global Energy Policy

A new report co-authored by Columbia University scholars finds the climate change benefits of enhancing carbon mineralization processes could be enormous. The ICEF Carbon Mineralization Roadmap explores several strategies, including injecting CO2-rich fluids into underground rock formations and exposing crushed rocks to CO2-rich gases. Please join the Center on Global Energy Policy as several co-authors of the report present their recommendations for using carbon mineralization processes.

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Cabiyo et al. (2021): Innovative wood use can enable carbon-beneficial forest management in California

Bodie Cabiyo, Jeremy S. Fried, Brandon M. Collins, William Stewart, Jun Wong, Daniel L. Sanchez IN: PNAS December 7, 2021 118 (49); https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2019073118

This study applies a systems approach to assess climate change mitigation potential and wildfire outcomes across forest management scenarios and several wood products. The results suggest a low-cost pathway to reduce carbon emissions and support climate adaptation in temperate forests.

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Nature – Cook-Patton et al. (2021): Protect, manage, then restore lands for climate mitigation

Susan C. Cook-Patton, C. Ronnie Drever, Bronson W. Griscom, Kelley Hamrick, Hamilton Hardman, Timm Kroeger, Pablo Pacheco, Shyla Raghav, Martha Stevenson, Chris Webb, Samantha Yeo, Peter W. Ellis IN: Nature Climate Change (2021), https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-021-01198-0

“We can’t take a blanket approach to land-based climate solutions. A new study led by scientists from The Nature Conservancy describes a hierarchy for prioritizing the quickest and most cost-effective policy approaches.”

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Nature – Noon et al. (2021): Mapping the irrecoverable carbon in Earth’s ecosystems

Monica L. Noon, Allie Goldstein, Juan Carlos Ledezma, Patrick R. Roehrdanz, Susan C. Cook-Patton, Seth A. Spawn-Lee, Timothy Maxwell Wright, Mariano Gonzalez-Roglich, David G. Hole, Johan Rockström & Will R. Turner IN: Nature Sustainability (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41893-021-00803-6

“There are some natural places that we cannot afford to lose due to their irreplaceable carbon reserves. Here we map ‘irrecoverable carbon’ globally to identify ecosystem carbon that remains within human purview to manage and, if lost, could not be recovered by mid-century, by when we need to reach net-zero emissions to avoid the worst climate impacts.”

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Online event: This is CDR

Tue, January 4, 2022 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM CET

OpenAir is excited to present an online event series that explores the wide range of carbon dioxide removal (CDR) solutions currently being researched, developed, and deployed, and discusses them in the context of policy proposals under development for New York, and other states and localities.

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