Kategorie: Knowledge Transfer

Report: Bridging the Ambition gap: a framework for scaling corporate funds for carbon removal and wider climate action.

Robert Höglund, (Marginal Carbon), and Eli Mitchell-Larson, (Carbon Gap), Published by Carbon Gap, 15 p.

This report presents a conceptual framework for defining and quantifying the ambition gap between companies’ ‘ability to pay’ for external climate solutions like carbon removal and their willingness to do so. The authors analysed a sample of the world’s largest companies and show that a majority of them can pay a high price on carbon without it resulting in a large dent in profits. The report also covers how companies can determine a level of climate support and how they practically can support carbon removal. At the end of the report, the authors give eight recommendations for how to bridge the ambition gap and unleash billions of dollars of additional climate financing per year.

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A dynamic database of research and innovation gaps across carbon removal technologies

by Frauke Kracke, Joanna Klitzke, Nan Ransohoff on https://frontierclimate.com/writing/cdr-gap-database

An editable database of CDR gaps – the authors built a CDR gap database that highlights major knowledge and innovation gaps across the field. To make the initial list of 100+ gaps navigable, each one is tagged with attributes to help orient a user to the gap, how impactful it would be if filled, and who might be best positioned to fill it.

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Lebling et al. (2022): Towards Responsible and Informed Ocean-Based Carbon Dioxide Removal: Research and Governance Priorities

Katie Lebling, Eliza Northrop, Colin McCormick, Liz Bridgwater; Report. Washington, DC: World Resources Institute. https://doi.org/10.46830/wrirpt.21.00090, 102 p.

This report distills the potential scale of carbon dioxide removal (CDR), expected costs, risks, co-benefits, and areas of research needed for seven ocean CDR approaches. It proposes an overall approach centered on informed and responsible development and deployment of ocean CDR that balances the urgency of emissions reductions against the environmental and social risks of ocean CDR, including halting development where risks outweigh expected benefits.

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Financing Engineered Carbon Removal with the Voluntary Carbon Markets

Eve Tamme from Climate Principles, 5 p.

The first examples of projects that have received substantial public funding and are looking to stack it with the proceeds from selling removal credits on the Voluntary Carbon Markets (VCM) have emerged, together with diverging views on how to combine these resources. This paper provides a brief exploration of considerations for such situations, together with elaborating on the changing role of the VCM and possible ways forward.

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Carbon Removals Handbook: A FleishmanHillard policy guide to EU carbon sequestration

by Maximo Miccinilli on fleishmanhillard.eu

This handbook provides an introduction to carbon removals for a general audience, including policy practitioners and businesses. Accordingly, the authors first present an overview of the various types of carbon removal solutions (both nature-based and technological) available to the EU: the ‘Carbon Removals Menu’. This will be followed by an overview of the regulatory and political outlook for the certification of carbon removals, including the interaction of the EU certification framework with international initiatives. This should give a flavour of the major points of controversy between countries and stakeholders on this issue, to help you prepare for the upcoming legislative debates.

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Carbon Removals at COP27

A dedicated online platform for events, daily commentary, news, and thinking during COP27 and beyond. This is a helpful resource for those attending in person or participating virtually. The content is curated by the UN Climate Change High-Level Champions Team, Carbon Gap, Open Air Collective, Rethinking Removals, Carbon Business Council, DAC Coalition with the help of many others in the carbon removals ecosystem.

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The Land Gap Report

This Land Gap Report shows how countries’ climate plans, if implemented, will increase the aggregate demands made on land. The report quantifies the aggregate demand for land and land-use change to address climate mitigation in the climate pledges submitted by Parties to the UNFCCC. A key finding is that countries’ climate pledges assume that almost 1.2 billion hectares of land can be prioritized for carbon dioxide removal. An international team analyzed commitments made for years 2030, 2050, and 2060 — looking at individual pledges and the implications for land use.

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Engineered Carbon Dioxide Removal: Scalability and Durability

by Mahmoud Abouelnaga, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, October 2022, 20 pp.

To inform policymakers considering these near- and long-term questions, C2ES launched a series of “Closer Look” briefs to investigate important facets of the decarbonization challenge, focusing on key technologies, critical policy instruments, and cross-sectoral challenges. These briefs will explore policy implications and outline key steps needed to reach net-zero by mid-century.

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