22.09.2016

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Hubert, Anna-Maria; et al. (2016): Geoengineering. Code of conduct for geoengineering

Hubert, Anna-Maria; Kruger, Tim; Rayner, Steve (2016): Geoengineering. Code of conduct for geoengineering. In Nature 537 (7621), p. 488–488. DOI 10.1038/537488a.

"Geoengineering is central to scenarios that limit global warming to 2 °C — for example, by removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere or increasing the planet's albedo (see Nature 527, 436438; 2015). However, the environmental and social implications of such technology are holding back research. Developing an international code of conduct could resolve this conundrum by ensuring that geoengineering proposals are subject to societal scrutiny and oversight."

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21.09.2016

# Calls & events

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Jobs at the Center for Carbon Removal

Jobs as Director Communications, Associate and Intern.

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21.09.2016

# Media

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Phys.org: Nature's ocean fertiliser

"Co-author BAS Biological Oceanographer Dr Sophie Fielding says: "This finding is essential for understanding the ocean's capacity for . As atmospheric levels increase, it's essential for us to understand both the physical and biological mechanisms for fertilising the ocean with iron.""

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21.09.2016

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Newcastle University: SUCCESS Ecosystem Services Stakeholder Survey

"The SUCCESS project is investigating the capacity of previously developed vacant urban land (known as ‘urban brownfield’ land) to capture CO2 from the atmosphere and store it in the soil in mineral form as calcium carbonate.  This carbon capture process is one of many potential benefits (or ‘ecosystem services’) that could be provided by urban brownfield soils and this survey is designed to help us understand how people from different sectors value these different benefits. For more information about SUCCESS please see our project website."

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21.09.2016

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Jami, Tarun; et al. (2016): Hemp Concrete. Carbon Negative Construction

Jami, Tarun; Rawtani, Deepak; Agrawal, Y. K. (2016): Hemp Concrete. Carbon Negative Construction. In Emerging Materials Research 5 (2). DOI 10.1680/jemmr.16.00122.

"The onset of heavy greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from conventional construction practices has led to research on several plausible low-carbon dioxide footprint construction materials that are either carbon dioxide neutral or carbon dioxide negative. One such ‘green’ construction material is lime hemp concrete (LHC), hemp concrete or hempcrete, which are some of the many names of this novel construction material."

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21.09.2016

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International Maritime Organization: More States urged to ratify the London Protocol

"Governments have been urged to ratify the London Protocol treaty which regulates the dumping of wastes at sea in order to ensure the universal application of its precautionary approach towards protection of the marine environment. [...] These include the issuing of permits for carbon dioxide sequestration in stable geological formations in the seabed to ensure permanent isolation of carbon dioxide and strong controls to regulate marine geoengineering activities - which can involve the introduction of substances or organisms into the sea in order to stimulate carbon dioxide uptake and reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere."

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21.09.2016

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Green Biz: Why carbon removal is the next frontier in corporate climate action

"Because time travel is not an option, we will need to develop what are known as "carbon removal" solutions that can clean up large volumes of CO2 from the atmosphere. A wide variety of carbon removal solutions have been proposed, ranging from basic tree planting and ecosystem restoration to high-tech devices that hoover up CO2 directly from the atmosphere, as shown in the figure below. While carbon removal solutions face many commercialization hurdles, estimates show a very large technical scale potential for a portfolio of solutions if these challenges are tackled successfully."

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19.09.2016

# Calls & events

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News Review of Week 39 of 2016

The news review of calendar week 39 in 2016 is now available here.


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19.09.2016

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Geden, Oliver (2016): The Paris Agreement and the inherent inconsistency of climate policymaking

Geden, Oliver (2016): The Paris Agreement and the inherent inconsistency of climate policymaking. In WIREs Clim Change. DOI 10.1002/wcc.427.

"Until now, there has been no serious questioning of the intention to limit the temperature increase to 2 or even 1.5 °C. Not that many in the climate research community seem to grasp the political rationalities behind the setting of long-term policy targets. Even the mainstream policy discourse assumes consistency between talk, decisions, and actions."

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19.09.2016

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McLaren, Duncan; et al. (2016): Public conceptions of justice in climate engineering. evidence from secondary analysis of public deliberation (in press)

McLaren, Duncan; Parkhill, Karen; Corner, Adam; Vaughan, Naomi E.; Pidgeon, Nick (2016): Public conceptions of justice in climate engineering. evidence from secondary analysis of public deliberation (in press). In Global Environmental Change. DOI 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2016.09.002.

"Secondary analysis of transcripts of public dialogues on climate engineering indicates that justice concerns are an important but as yet under-recognised dimension influencing public reactions to these emerging techniques. This paper describes and explores justice issues raised by participants in a series of deliberative public engagement meetings."

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