Feasability Study of Capturing CO2 from the Klemetsrud CHP Waste-to-Energy Plant in Oslo
© TK Verlag - Fachverlag für Kreislaufwirtschaft (9/2016)
The municipality of Oslo by Energigjennvinningsetaten (EGE) was in December 2015 awarded funding from Gassnova – a state owned company that coordinates the Norwegian CCS-work – to conduct a feasibility study. The purpose of the feasibility study was to demonstrate at least one workable solution for carbon capture from energy recovery for waste, with technical descriptions, cost estimates, project plan and plan and budget for the next phase.

Business cases for Biochar production and utilization
© ANS e.V. HAWK (10/2012)
The INTERREG IVb NSR project called "Biochar: climate saving soils", which runs from October 2009 to September 2013, will explore how biochar can help fight climate change in Europe's North Sea region.

Forests and Climate Change Policy: An Analysis of Three REDD-Plus Design Options
© Lexxion Verlagsgesellschaft mbH (3/2012)
The continuing debate over climate change and emission reduction strategies widely turns on fossil fuel consumption, industrial emissions, and renewable energy. Nevertheless, comprising the world’s largest stores of terrestrial carbon, forests have assumed a critical, active, and expanding role in climate change policy.

Regulating Climate Engineering: Paradigmatic Aspects of the Regulation of Ocean Fertilization
© Lexxion Verlagsgesellschaft mbH (3/2012)
In recent years, ocean fertilization as a climate engineering measure has received considerable attention in the media, politics, and social and legal sciences. Many issues and questions concerning climate engineering in general have developed and evolved around the topic of ocean fertilization. In addition, ocean fertilization is the first specific climate engineering method regulated under international law.

Perceptions of Climate Risk in the South Saskatchewan River Basin (SSRB) and Impacts on Climate Policy Choice
© Lexxion Verlagsgesellschaft mbH (12/2011)
This paper addresses how members of government institutions, local water advisory groups and the local rural communities studied construct the risk of climate change in the South Saskatchewan River Basin (SSRB) of Alberta and Saskatchewan and how this impacts climate legislation and policy. A portion of the data obtained in a larger research project surrounding institutional adaptation to climate change is presented. Within the framework of vulnerability and adaptation of the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), data obtained from qualitative interviews conducted in 2007–2008 is analysed in relation to the assessment of vulnerability and implicitly the construction of risk in relation to climate change.

Climate Change Action ‘Got ‘tween the Lawful Sheets’
© Lexxion Verlagsgesellschaft mbH (12/2011)
Two of the things we have learned about the problems of mitigating climate change is that it is both interdisciplinary and international. Thus, although I will largely be writing from the disciplinary perspective of law, I hope it will not seem too academic to pay especially close attention to some issues of language, for many reasons, not the least of which is to bow in respect of interdisciplinarity. If various disciplines are to speak to one another, they must share some meanings from their specialty languages, and if the disciplines themselves are to emerge from ghettoes of specialization, they must invite others to their language and feel at ease to join the conversations of other disciplines.

Cultural Legitimacy and Regulatory Transitions for Climate Change: A Discursive Framework
© Lexxion Verlagsgesellschaft mbH (12/2011)
International climate change regulation poses some fundamental legitimacy issues. This is principally because the spatial and temporal challenges thrown up by rising global temperature do not lend themselves to easy regulation for several reasons.1 Firstly, although atmospheric concentration of greenhouse gases around the globe is uniform, the impact of such concentration is not identical across the world.2 Consequently, different regions around the world will not experience the same temperature increase and the usual references to averages in reports mask fact that some places will suffer greater increases.

Cultural Legitimacy of Mitigation and Adaptation to Climate Change: An Analytical Framework
© Lexxion Verlagsgesellschaft mbH (12/2011)
This paper seeks to highlight the issue of cultural legitimacy in environmental governance within the community-based context and their relevance in mitigation and adaptation strategies. The problems, challenges, opportunities and strategies involved within different case study areas are analysed and lessons extrapolated. It should be understood that most environmental problems are local in scope and as such decisions made at that level are most likely to match citizens’ desire and aspiration, and therefore have greater legitimacy.

A Proposal for a Clean Technology Directive: European Patent Law and Climate Change
© Lexxion Verlagsgesellschaft mbH (10/2011)
This article charts the conflicted, dissonant policies of the European Union towards intellectual property and climate change. It contends that there is a mismatch between the empirical work of the European Patent Office and the quietist policy options contemplated by the European Union. This article contends that the European Union needs to develop a Clean Technology Directive to allow for a differentiated approach to patent law and clean technologies – especially given the past complicity of the European Union in global warming and climate change.

Potential and Constraints of Biochar for Carbon Sequestration and Soil Improvement
© ANS e.V. HAWK (10/2011)
Current mitigation efforts of global climate change such as Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) and land use change (especially no tillage agriculture, desertification control and agriculture to pasture conversion) are ineffective in reducing anthropogenic CO2 emissions. New promising techniques do not only remove atmospheric CO2 but also use it (Carbon Capture and Use, CCU). Such techniques comprise use of solid carbon (biochar) for soil improvement. The existence of intensively used anthropogenic soils in central Amazonia (terra preta) proves that this is principally possible in the long term (for millennia).

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