Public perception of CO2 capture and storage

Surveys show that public opinion about technologies for capturing and storing CO2 in Germany remains divided. Respondents are concerned that the focus on CCS can weaken climate policy, and they have doubts about the process’s safety. Appropriate measures can help to overcome these concerns, according to Danny Otto of the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ.

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werkintegrierte Photovoltaik auf denkmalgeschütztem Gebäude

Photovoltaics and listed buildings do not have to be mutually exclusive

Installing photovoltaic systems on listed buildings helps fight climate change by generating energy sustainably and reducing CO2 emissions. In this interview, Niklas Albinius from the Consultancy Office for Building-Integrated Photovoltaics at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin tells us what does not have to be considered when installing them.

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View of the room during the opening plenary IPCC-59

New leadership for the IPCC

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC) has elected its new Bureau. Jim Skea, a British scientist and expert on renewable energies, will lead the seventh assessment report as the new IPCC Chair.

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Blick auf die offene Nordsee

Storing CO2 under the North Sea: opportunities and risks

Storing carbon dioxide under the North Sea can help to reduce unavoidable emissions in Germany. The environmental risks posed by this process can be minimized with suitable regulation, according to Klaus Wallmann of the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research in Kiel.

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industrial interior

“You can see how our research is really taking off”

In this interview, Wolfgang Marquardt, Chair of the Board of Directors of Forschungszentrum Jülich, tells us why the role played by the engineering sciences in fighting the climate crisis is underrated, how innovation can be promoted, and which technologies he finds especially promising.

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grüne Transformation

Planetary boundaries: With justice it gets even tighter

With its increasingly negative impact on the environment, humankind is endangering its own safe life on Earth. According to a recent study, seven of the eight boundaries of the earth's regulatory capacity have already been crossed. According to researchers, a just global transformation is urgently required in order to safeguard human well-being on the planet.

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Delegierte bei der Klimakonferenz in Bonn

Bonn climate talks: Not everything has failed

The goal of the Bonn climate talks was to lay the groundwork for the forthcoming UN Climate Conference COP28 in Dubai. Although significant conflicts of interest and a protracted battle over the agenda hindered any notable progress, there were also positive developments, according to observers.

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Further news from Helmholtz


Klimaausblicke für Landkreise

GERICS hat „Klimaausblicke“ für alle 401 deutschen Landkreise entwickelt. Jeder Klimaausblick beschreibt zu erwartende Klimaänderungen anhand von 17 Kennwerten wie Hitzetage, Starkregentage,…
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8. Water Research Horizon Conference

Die Water Research Horizon Conference bietet ein Diskussionsforum für die interdisziplinäre Wasserforschung in Deutschland und international. Die 8. Water Research Horizon Conference findet am 19./20…
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