25.04.2017

# Calls & events

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Job: Communications Director, Carnegie Climate Geoengineering Governance Initiative (C2G2)

Deadline: 1. May 2017

"Reporting to, and under the supervision and guidance of the C2G2 Executive Director, and working closely with the Senior Strategy Director and Senior Programme Director, the incumbent will be responsible for creating, implementing and monitoring of an overall communications strategy for C2G2 directed toward intergovernmental organizations, governments, civil society, and non-state actors as well as the media and public audiences. The incumbent will work in a virtual team located in different areas of the world. She/he will also work closely with C2G2 partner organizations to ensure communications are well aligned and politically astute."

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25.04.2017

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MIT Technology Review: Rules for Geoengineering the Planet

By Janos Pasztor "We have to at least consider geoengineering. And that’s where the problems start."

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24.04.2017

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Newsletter of Week 17 of 2017

The newsletter of calendar week 17 in 2017 is now available here.


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24.04.2017

# New Publications

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Visschers, Vivianne; Shi, Jing; et al. (2017): Beliefs and values explain international differences in perception of solar radiation management: insights from a cross-country survey

Visschers, Vivianne; Shi, Jing; et al. (2017): Beliefs and values explain international differences in perception of solar radiation management: insights from a cross-country survey. In Climatic Change, DOI: 10.1007/s10584-017-1970-8

"We conducted an online survey on the general public’s perception and acceptance of SRM in Canada, China, Germany, Switzerland, the UK, and the USA. Our findings confirmed the need for an international perspective, as we found several cross-country differences. Chinese respondents, for example, indicated greater acceptance for SRM than their North American and European counterparts."

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24.04.2017

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Walsh, Brian; Ciais, Philippe; et al. (2017): Pathways for balancing CO2 emissions and sinks. In Nature Communications

Walsh, Brian; Ciais, Philippe; et al. (2017): Pathways for balancing CO2 emissions and sinks. In Nature Communications. doi:10.1038/ncomms14856

"We find that, barring unforeseen and transformative technological advancement, anthropogenic emissions need to peak within the next 10 years, to maintain realistic pathways to meeting the COP21 emissions and warming targets. Fossil fuel consumption will probably need to be reduced below a quarter of primary energy supply by 2100 and the allowable consumption rate drops even further if negative emissions technologies remain technologically or economically unfeasible at the global scale."

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24.04.2017

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the guardian: Can slag heaps help save the planet?

"British scientists are exploring ways to use the steel industry’s waste to capture carbon dioxide in the atmosphere"

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24.04.2017

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Climate Central: A Cooler Future May Hinge on Removing CO2 From the Air

"Climate pollution equal to about 27 times humans’ 2015 carbon dioxide emissions may have to be removed from the atmosphere and locked underground forever in order to keep the globe from warming beyond 1.5°C (2.7°F) above preindustrial levels, according to a new study. The research, led by scientists at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, or IIASA, in Austria, adds to the mounting evidence that countries will have to physically remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to prevent global warming from exceeding dangerous levels."

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24.04.2017

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Carbon Brief: UK launches ‘world first’ research programme into negative emissions

"The UK has launched a £8.6m national research programme on how to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. It is thought to be the world’s first research programme dedicated to this topic."

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24.04.2017

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The Conversation: Worthless mining waste could suck CO₂ out of the atmosphere and reverse emissions

"The Paris Agreement commits nations to limiting global warming to less than 2˚C by the end of the century. However, it is becoming increasingly apparent that, to meet such a massive challenge, societies will need to do more than simply reduce and limit carbon emissions. It seems likely that large scale removal of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere may be called for: so-called “negative emissions”."

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24.04.2017

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Nonprofit Chronicles: It’s crunch time for climate philanthropy. What should foundations do?

"Geoengineering: Efforts to mitigate carbon emissions will likely fall short. So we should be aggressively researching geoengineering–deliberate, large-scale efforts to counter the effects of global warming. It sounds scary, to be sure. So does chemotherapy, until cancer strikes."

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