07.02.2017

# Media

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Inside Climate News: Slowing Climate Change Will Require Vastly More Carbon Capture, Study Says

"Countries will need far more capacity to capture carbon and store it to reach their emissions reductions goals as outlined in the Paris agreement, study concludes."

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05.02.2017

# New Publications

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Fridahl, Mathias (2017): Socio-political prioritization of bioenergy with carbon capture and storage

Fridahl, Mathias (2017): Socio-political prioritization of bioenergy with carbon capture and storage. In: Energy Policy 104, S. 89–99. DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2017.01.050 .

"This article provides a unique intercontinental mapping of the prioritization of BECCS for the long term transition of the electricity supply sector. Based on survey responses from 711 UN climate change conference delegates, the article reports the low prioritization of BECCS relative to alternative technologies, indicating an urgent need for studies of the socio-political preconditions for large-scale BECCS deployment."

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03.02.2017

# Political Papers

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Global Priorities Project (2017): Existential Risk Diplomacy and Governance

Global Priorities Project (2017): Existential Risk Diplomacy and Governance. Future of Humanity Institute; Ministry for Foreign Affairs Finland.

"Geoengineering technologies like Solar Radiation Management have the potential to mitigate risks from climate change, while at the same time posing risks of their own. The current lack of international norms on acceptable research practices may well be holding back safe exploration of climate engineering options."

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03.02.2017

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ETC Group: 2016: The Year that Wasn't Normal

"ETC Group's Long-Awaited 2016 Year-in-Review"

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03.02.2017

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Climate Home: Global geoengineering rulebook could be ready by 2020s

"Initiative sponsored by Carnegie Council and led by UN climate veteran aims to break silence around geo-technologies and explore their potential"

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03.02.2017

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EOS Editor's Vox: Good Night Sunshine: Geoengineering Solutions to Climate Change?

"In order to limit global warming to Paris Agreement goal levels, climate engineering should be considered as a viable solution."

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03.02.2017

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Phys.org: Renewables can't deliver Paris climate goals: study

The study itself does not include NETs/BECCS systematically. "Expansion of renewable energy cannot by itself stave off catastrophic climate change, scientists warned Monday. Even if solar and wind capacity continues to grow at breakneck speed, it will not be fast enough to cap under two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit), the target set down in the landmark 2015 Paris climate treaty, they reported in the journal Nature Climate Change."

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02.02.2017

# Projects

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Carnegie Council (2017): Carnegie Climate Geoengineering Governance (C2G2) Initiative

Carnegie Council (2017): Carnegie Climate Geoengineering Governance (C2G2) Initiative

"The long-term objective of the Carnegie Climate Geoengineering Governance Initiative (C2G2) is to encourage dialogues on and to develop governance framework(s) for climate geoengineering."

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02.02.2017

# Projects

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Geoengineering Research Governance Project: Request for public comments and guidelines

"We invite comments on the draft Code of Conduct and commentaries. Those wishing to submit comments are asked to do so by emailing a Word document containing the submission to geoengineering@oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk by 31 March 2017. Please do not use the .pdf format for your submission and please limit your comment to a maximum of 2000 words."

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02.02.2017

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UCAR Atmos News: Turbocharging science. New supercomputer triples Earth system science capability with greater efficiency

"The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) is launching operations this month of one of the world's most powerful and energy-efficient supercomputers, providing the nation with a major new tool to advance understanding of the atmospheric and related Earth system sciences. [...] An NCAR-led project is using Cheyenne's computing power to run an ensemble of climate engineering simulations to show how hypothetical sulfate injections could affect regional temperatures and precipitation."

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