10.10.2017

# Political Papers

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La Plaza, Coraina de; et al. (2017): The risks of large-scale biosequestration in the context of Carbon Dioxide Removal

La Plaza, Coraina de; Munnion, Oliver; Fischer, Simon; Lovera, Simone (2017): The risks of large-scale biosequestration in the context of Carbon Dioxide Removal. Global Forest Coalition; Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung.

"The paper will describe existing trends in the field of large-scale biosequestration, and how current climate finance for biosequestration is geared towards industrial monoculture tree plantations, owing to global governance structures and a growing emphasis on private sector involvement. As such, biosequestration approaches that have significant negative rather than positive impacts are being prioritised. The potential risks and impacts of these CDR approaches on biodiversity, hydrological flows, land degradation, agrochemical contamination, albedo effects and the Earth System, and social impacts like elite resource capture, land grabbing, rural (un)employment, and gender-specific impacts, are described."

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09.10.2017

# Calls & events

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Newsletter of Week 41 of 2017

The newsletter of calendar week 41 in 2017 is now available here.


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09.10.2017

# Media

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Spiegel: Hands off the thermostat! (German)

German newspaper article regarding CEC17.

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09.10.2017

# Media

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BUND: Civil society statement on CE (German)

Statement by BUND and Heinrich Böll Stifung on CE regarding CEC17 conference. (German)

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09.10.2017

# Media

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Deutschlandfunk: Beyond technological limits (German)

German radio broadcast with in interview with Mark Lawrence.

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09.10.2017

# Media

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IASS: Fact Sheet on CE (German)

German fact sheet on CE.

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07.10.2017

# Projects

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Project: Welcome to C2G2’s new website

"We’re delighted you’ve found your way to our new website. Welcome, and hopefully this is the first of many visits! As we begin this new stage in our communications, we wanted to say a few words about the philosophy of the site, what you can find here, how you can contribute, and where we might be heading in the future."

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05.10.2017

# Media

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FCEA: Jane Flegal & Peter Frumhoff on SRM and Public Engagement

"Recently, Jane Flegal,​ Doctoral candidate in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at the University of California at Berkeley, and FCEA scholar in residence chatted by phone with Peter Frumhoff, Director of Science and Policy and Chief Climate Scientist at the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS)."

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04.10.2017

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Economic Times: UN reforms inadequate for challenges world faces: Syed Akbaruddin

""Can we, in all honesty, say that the reforms that we are contemplating will make us fit for purpose to address the challenges posed by the furious pace of technological advances in artificial intelligence, synthetic biology, geo-engineering, directed energy systems, and additive manufacturing," he asked."

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04.10.2017

# Media

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The Plastocene Blog: When Humans Design Climate

"Last week an article appeared in Forbes magazine bearing the title “As Humans Fumble Climate Challenge, Interest Grows in Geoengineering.” The article reports that during an appearance at Carnegie Mellon University, Dr. David Keith, one of North America’s foremost advocates for research into geoengineering, observed that in recent months serious discussion of geoengineering “really is happening in a way that it wasn’t happening before.”"

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