07.06.2017

# Projects

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Project: Leverhulme Centre for Climate Change Mitigation

"Our long-term programme of multi-disciplinary research is organized across four themes: Earth Systems Modelling, Fundamental Crop Weathering Science, Applied Weathering Science and Sustainability & Society. It aims to deliver transformative understanding of enhanced weathering with agriculture as a strategic ‘negative emissions technology’ for climate change mitigation, with the co-benefit of delivering resource-efficient sustainable food security."

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07.06.2017

# Media

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ASU Now: Team launches initiative to develop viable market for waste carbon dioxide

"ASU partnering with Center for Carbon Removal, other research institutions to find economic opportunities in climate challenge."

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07.06.2017

# Media

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Russ George Blog: First ever major UN Oceans Conference is underway though it is about oceans in spin only

"The key goal of the ocean conference blatantly leaves out vital ocean restoration.Someone must speak for the oceans that need our help to restore them to historic health and abundance."

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07.06.2017

# Media

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Experts Past Present Future: Climate Engineering: Recasting Expertise?

"“Climate engineering” is a discursive figure more than a technical term. There is no accepted definition of what exactly counts as climate engineering. Its purpose, however, is thought to be clear: Reducing some of the impacts of climate change. Proposals are commonly grouped into two categories. First, reflecting sunlight away from Earth, for example through the injection of reflective particles into the stratosphere; and second, removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, for example through the coupling of bioenergy generation with carbon capture and storage. Some proposals date back to the 1960s, but attention has been rising considerably since the mid-2000s."

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07.06.2017

# New Publications

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Sugiyama, Masahiro; et al. (2017): The Asia-Pacific’s role in the emerging solar geoengineering debate

Sugiyama, Masahiro; Asayama, Shinichiro; Ishii, Atsushi; Kosugi, Takanobu; Moore, John C.; Lin, Jolene et al. (2017): The Asia-Pacific’s role in the emerging solar geoengineering debate. In: Climatic Change 23, S. 189. DOI: 10.1007/s10584-017-1994-0 

"Here, we report the summary of a 2016 workshop on the significance and challenges of international collaboration on climate engineering research with a focus on the Asia-Pacific region. Because of the region’s interest in benefits and risks of climate engineering, there is a potential synergy between impact research on anthropogenic global warming and that on solar radiation management. Local researchers in the region can help make progress toward better understanding of impacts of solar radiation management."

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07.06.2017

# Political Papers

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International Energy Agency (2017): Energy Technology Perspectives 2017

International Energy Agency (2017): Energy Technology Perspectives 2017. Paris.

"Negative emissions, notably in power generation and fuel transformation, become critical as low-carbon ambitions rise."

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07.06.2017

# Media

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Brink: Time for a Global Discussion on Climate Geoengineering

By Janos Pasztor. "Imagine a scenario where, after insufficient action by world governments, global temperatures have continued to rise; impacts of climate change have become substantial and frequent; and the world heads to a warming of 3-4 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels. As a result, a handful of small countries, or a group of large coastal cities whose survival is threatened with sea level rise, in alliance with a billionaire philanthropist, decide unilaterally to save the world by spraying chemicals into the stratosphere to begin cooling the Earth."

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07.06.2017

# Media

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Carbon Brief: IEA: World can reach ‘net zero’ emissions by 2060 to meet Paris climate goals

"Global emissions can be pushed down to “net zero” by 2060 to meet the climate goals of the Paris Agreement, says the International Energy Agency (IEA)."

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07.06.2017

# Calls & events

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Newsletter of Week 23 of 2017

The newsletter of calendar week 23 in 2017 is now available here.


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06.06.2017

# Media

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Nextbigfuture Blog: Paris agreement’s tiny slowing of Global CO2 emissions growth mean we reach the same result 30-180 days later in the 2030s

"Geoengineering will eventually have to be used if we really wanted a cooler world"

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