Schlagwort: governance

2nd Annual Conference on Carbon Removal Law and Policy: The Role of Domestic Law and Policy in Regulating and Facilitating CDR

September 27-28, 2022, to be held virtually

Registration is open! This year’s conference will focus on the role of domestic law (throughout the world) in the carbon dioxide removal sector. It is organisator’s hope to bring together speakers from the corporate, government, NGO and academic sectors to explore lessons learned to date, as well as to discuss interstices in legal and regulatory frameworks, and approaches that can help to streamline governance mechanisms, while protecting the interests of all stakeholders. This event is co-convened by the Institute for Carbon Removal Law and Policy, the Environmental Policy & Culture Program at Northwestern University, and the Pritzker School of Law at Northwestern University.

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Cox et al. (2022): Deliberating enhanced weathering: public frames, iconic ecosystems, and the governance of carbon removal at scale

Emily Cox, Elspeth Spence, Nicholas Pidgeon IN: Public Understanding of Science, SAGE Publications (UK and US), University of Cardiff

Public perceptions of ERW and its wider social and environmental implications will be a critical factor determining its potential; the authors use six two-day deliberative workshops in England, Wales and Illinois to understand public views. Consideration of ERW deployment in tropical countries led participants to frame it from a social justice perspective, which had been much less prevalent when considering Western agricultural contexts, and generated assumptions of increased scale, which heightened concerns about detrimental social and environmental impacts.

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The Hill: The importance of local government in making carbon removal a public service

by Susie Strife, opinion contributor

„Given the federal inaction on climate change, local governments need to step up to reduce emissions and remove legacy climate pollution from the atmosphere. In the process, cities, counties and states are uniquely positioned to help scale carbon dioxide removal (CDR) responsibly and provide a blueprint for federal action.“

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Climate Overshoot Commission

The Commission is holding conversations about whether and how additional approaches could reduce the risks of a warming climate, and will recommend an integrated governance strategy. The Commission is a high-level group to address all these options in a holistic, integrated manner, free from conventional political constraints. Members include former heads of government, national ministers, directors of intergovernmental organizations, leaders of environmental groups, and academic experts.

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Policy brief: Deployment support for geological Greenhouse Gas Removals (GGR) in the UK

Nijia Zhou, Mirte Boot, Conor Hickey, Sam Fankhauser, Anupama Sen, Steve Smith (Oxford Smith School for Enterprise and the Environment)

The authors present a typology of barriers to geological GGR deployment based on literature and evidence. Key barriers to deployment are the lack of inherent demand for removals, access to finance, and lack of regulatory support frameworks (e.g. for accounting, and Monitoring, Reporting and Verification). The authors identify three categories of policy interventions to address these barriers and set out three Policy Bundles to enable the scaling up of geological GGR.

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Sovacool et al. (2022): Risk–risk governance in a low-carbon future: Exploring institutional, technological, and behavioral tradeoffs in climate geoengineering pathways

Benjamin K. Sovacool, Chad M. Baum, Sean Low IN: Risk Analysis, https://doi.org/10.1111/risa.13932

In this study, the authors utilize a large and novel set of qualitative expert interview data to more deeply and systematically explore the types of risk–risk tradeoffs that may emerge from the use of 20 different climate geoengineering options, 10 that focus on carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas removal, and 10 that focus on solar radiation management and reflecting sunlight.

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Questionaire: Carbon Market Watch reply to European Commission public consultation on the certification of carbon removals – EU rules

on Carbonmarketwatch.com

„This public consultation invites public administrations, academic institutions, businesses, organisations and individuals to contribute to the preparation of an EU regulatory framework for the certification of carbon removals. The findings of the consultation (which will be summarised and published) will inform the impact assessment accompanying the Commission proposal on this initiative.“

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Burke & Gambhir (2022): Policy incentives for Greenhouse Gas Removal Techniques: the risks of premature inclusion in carbon markets and the need for a multi-pronged policy framework

Joshua Burke and Ajay Gambhir IN: Energy and Climate Change, 100074, 2022; https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egycc.2022.100074

Here the authors identify three risks associated with using carbon markets as the sole, or main, policy lever to encourage the deployment of GGR (Greenhouse Gas Removal) techniques. The categorisation of risks stems from discussions with policymakers in the UK and a review of the broader literature on carbon markets and GGR.

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Regional Carbon Management Applicant Education Workshop

April, 13, 19 and 26, 2022

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (DOE-FECM) is announcing the first of three in-person Regional Carbon Management Applicant Education Workshops, to be held at the Hyatt Regency Columbus, Ohio. This three week series of in-person, day-long workshops will bring together stakeholders of large-scale Carbon Management-related infrastructure projects. Following Columbus, in-person events will be held in New Orleans, LA on April 19th; and Salt Lake City, UT on April 26th.

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