Kategorie: Political Papers

Southeast Asian expert perceptions of solar radiation management techniques and carbon dioxide removal approaches: caution, ambivalence, risk precaution, and research directions

Laurence L Delina IN: Environmental Research Communications https://doi.org/10.1088/2515-7620/ac3dc1

This paper describes the responses of seventeen climate and energy experts from southeast Asia on a purposively designed survey that collected expert opinions on SRM and CDR, their risks, impacts, and governance as they pertain to their countries and region. Respondents showed ambivalence towards these techniques, with many supporting ’natural‘ CDR research and deployment while being cautious about ‚technological‘ SRM and CDR research and deployment.

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Carbon dioxide removal’s role to the Paris Agreement’s goals

Ben Rubin and Jennifer Brown (American University, School of International Service, Institute for Carbon Removal law and Policy)

Meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement and stopping the worst impacts of climate change raises important questions about the role of CDR, how much of it is required and when, and how it can be deployed responsibly. This resource helps answer these questions on CDR, which is also known as Negative Emissions Technologies (NETs), by drawing on IPCC reports, a CDR Primer, and a report from the Institute for Carbon Removal Law and Policy. 

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Ihejirika (2021): The role of CCUS in accelerating Canada’s transition to net-zero

Ihejirika, Nnaziri IN: OIES Paper: ET, No. 02 (2021) ISBN 978-1-78467-184-6, The Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, Oxford

Canada has been an enthusiastic developer and implementer of carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) technologies, currently accounting for nearly 20 per cent of installed CCUS capacity globally. Along with a steep hike in the federal carbon price announced in 2020, the government has crafted a hydrogen-centric strategy to support a decarbonized economic transition, with CCUS identified as a key enabler of both pathways.

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Biomass to biochar – maximizing the Carbon Value

by the Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources (Washington State University)

For these up to date report, fourty biochar producers, practitioners, scientists, and engineers held a virtual workshop in April 2020 to chart a roadmap (184 pages, summary 18 pages) for future development of the biochar industry in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

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ICEF 2021 Roadmap: Carbon Mineralization

David Sandalow, Roger Aines, Julio Friedmann, Peter Kelemen, Colin McCormick, Ian Power, Briana Schmidt, Siobhan A. (Sasha) Wilson (ICEF Innovation Roadmap Project, November 2021)

This ninth ICEF roadmap explores a topic that has received too little attention: the potential for carbon mineralization to play an important role in helping fight climate change. Carbon mineralization is a natural process in which carbon dioxide (CO2) becomes bound in rocks as a solid mineral, permanently removing the CO2 from the atmosphere.

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Net-Zero to Net-Negative: A Guide for Leaders on Carbon Removal

Members of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Net-Zero Transition and the Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders’ Carbon Removals Climate Action working group joined forces to develop this white paper. They also prepared a presentation that supports decision-makers when considering carbon removal options, urging them to take ambitious action to support an emerging set of climate solutions.

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Managing the risks of missing international climate targets

by Graeme Taylor and Sue Vink IN: Climate Risk Management,100379, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.crm.2021.100379

Since large scale climate interventions will be needed to prevent dangerous global warming, all plausible options need to be investigated, including carbon dioxide removal methods and technologies for rapidly cooling global temperatures. This research is a prerequisite for evaluating the comparative benefits, costs and risks of using, or not using, various forms of mitigation and adaptation, and then developing a realistic overshoot risk management plan.

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Fact Sheet: Carbon Dioxide Removal

US Department of Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is already investing in several CDR pathways and is also seeking to expand carbon storage demonstration and is leading an interagency CDR task force pursuing the advancement of many CDR approaches. The office of fossil energy and carbon management has published this factsheet.

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