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‘Cancun Agreements’ emerge from COP16 talks – experts respond

Dacia Herbulock posted in on December 13th, 2010.

Over the weekend, delegates at UN climate talks adopted the ‘Cancun Agreements‘, laying the groundwork for an extension to Kyoto commitments and reviving fading hopes for an outcome from international climate negotiations. The package of agreements includes a further commitment to keep average global temperature increases to below 2°C and financial support for developing countries […]

Scientists debate carbon sequestration and geoengineering options

Dacia Herbulock posted in on December 2nd, 2009.

This week’s issue of Nature Geoscience (cover —  “Locking carbon in minerals”), timed to coincide with Copenhagen climate talk preparations, carries a focus on carbon sequestration. Contributors include Phil Boyd of NIWA and University of Otago, who weighs in on the geopolitics of geoengineering. Other articles and commentaries look at mandatory sequestration linked to fossil […]

Guilt-free coal and gas within reach?

Peter Griffin posted in on September 25th, 2009.

This week, Science magazine features a round-up of leading approaches to carbon capture and storage (CCS), a technology being developed to reduce carbon emissions. CCS – or geosequestration – is an emerging area of research creating technology to capture carbon dioxide from coal and gas-fired power plants and inject the compressed gas into geological formations deep […]

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