Schlagwort: climate politics

Webinar: Modeling CDR in Climate Policy: An ICRLP IAM Project

Wed, April 27, 2022; 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM CEST by Institute for Carbon Removal Law and Policy

In this upcoming webinar results of the two-year project will be presented to extend an open-source IAM, the Global Change Analysis Model (GCAM), to include other approaches to carbon removal and a wider variety of carbon removal-related policies. Members of the project team will provide an overview of GCAM-CDR, their new variant of GCAM, along with results from a number of research studies using the model.

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AbdulRafiu et al. (2022): The dynamics of global public research funding on climate change, energy, transport, and industrial decarbonisation

Abbas AbdulRafiu, Benjamin K. Sovacool, Chux Daniels IN: Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Vol. 162, 2022, 112420, doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2022.112420.

This paper explores the funding trends, topical themes, and notable gaps in global public research funding across the areas of energy, climate change, transport, and industrial decarbonisation from 1990 to 2020. Climate change adaptation research is the most funded general area, and the specific topics of energy efficiency, climate resilience, and climate information systems, managing climate risks, energy storage, carbon dioxide removal and solar energy are the most funded technologies. It finds that funding for energy and climate research remains concentrated within the European Commission, United Kingdom and United States.

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Climate Restoration: The Only Future That Will Sustain the Human Race

by Peter Fiekowsky (author), with Carole Douglis; published 22 April 2022, Rivertown books, ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1953943101, 262 pp.

„As Fiekowsky explains in Climate Restoration, this will require removing a trillion tons of excess CO2 from the atmosphere. The good news is that this task, while enormous and technically challenging, is eminently feasible. Scientists and engineers have developed four major technologies for greenhouse gas removal and storage: Ocean iron fertilization; synthetic limestone manufacture; seaweed permaculture; and methane oxidation. Fiekowsky shows that these technologies are safe and practical-and, even more remarkable, that they require little if any government funding, since they can be financed largely through existing markets. For these reasons, they have enormous promise as vehicles for achieving climate restoration.“

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Nature: IPCC’s starkest message yet: extreme steps needed to avert climate disaster

by Jeff Tollefson IN: Nature https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-022-00951-5

„Radical emissions cuts combined with some atmospheric carbon removal are the only hope to limit global warming to 1.5 °C, scientists warn.“ Some key points of the recent IPCC reports are mentioned and statements of e.g. Inger Andersen, executive director of the UN Environment Programme, as well as of Oliver Geden, a social scientist with the German Institute for International and Security Affairs in Berlin, a lead author on the report, are given.

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IPCC-report (AR6 WGIII) Climate Change 2022: Mitigation of Climate Change

The IPCC published the third part of the Sixth Assessment Report, Climate Change 2022: Mitigation of Climate Change, the Working Group III contribution. It was finalized on 4 April during the 14th Session of Working Group III and 56th Session of the IPCC. The Working Group III report provides an updated global assessment of climate change mitigation progress and pledges, and examines the sources of global emissions. It explains developments in emission reduction and mitigation efforts, assessing the impact of national climate pledges in relation to long-term emissions goals.

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States can be laboratories for climate policy

By Wil Burns and Toby Bryce, opinion contributors on The Hill

„Given the climate emergency we collectively face, and the current political vagaries and uncertainty of policy at the federal level, perhaps states can serve the American people as “laboratories” for climate policy as well, specifically in the realm of carbon dioxide removal (CDR).“

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The future of direct air capture policy: a Climeworks and Carbon180 event

March 17, 2022, 11AM–12:10PM ET

Climeworks will be jointly hosting an online event with Carbon. This will deep dive into the latest CDR policy developments in the EU and the US with Climeworks’ head of climate policy Christoph Beuttler and Carbon180 executive director Erin Burns. There will also be guests from Carbfix and the Icelandic Youth Environmentalist Association, who were involved in the launch of Orca – a public engagement effort that is critical to all future direct air capture deployments worldwide.

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EASAC report: Forest bioenergy update – BECCS and its role in integrated assessment models

by the European Acadamies Science Advisory Council, 24 pp.

This commentary looks at the latest evidence on the ability of BECCS to deliver net removals of CO2 from the atmosphere and finds that there are substantial risks of it failing to achieve net removals at all, or that any removals are delayed beyond the critical period during which the world is seeking to meet Paris Agreement targets to limit warming to 1.5–2°C.

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