June 2017

30.06.2017

# New Publications

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Ishimoto, Yuki; et al. (2017): Putting Costs of Direct Air Capture in Context

Ishimoto, Yuki; Sugiyama, Masahiro; Kato, Etsushi; Moriyama, Ryo; Tsuzuki, Kazuhiro; Kurosawa, Atsushi (2017): Putting Costs of Direct Air Capture in Context (FCEA Working Paper Series, 002).

"This working paper provides an overview of various estimates and claims on direct air capture (DAC) of carbon dioxide, and places them in a broader context of global climate policy. Unlike other techniques of climate engineering, DAC has received significant attention from startups since its main issue is deemed to be the direct implementation cost (not side effects or social concerns), which could be significantly reduced with successful innovation."

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30.06.2017

# New Publications

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Morrow, David R. (2017): International Governance of Climate Engineering. A Survey of Reports on Climate Engineering, 2009-2015

Morrow, David R. (2017): International Governance of Climate Engineering. A Survey of Reports on Climate Engineering, 2009-2015 (FCEA Working Paper Series, 001).

"These two kinds of technologies generally raise different sets of technical, ethical, social, and legal concerns, leading to frequent calls to treat them separately. Since many of the reports being summarized here address both kinds of CE, this report will do so, too."

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28.06.2017

# Media

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Carnegie Council: Humanitarians Hope for ‘Risk Management Framework’ on Geoengineering – a Carnegie Discussion

"In February 2017, I went to a panel discussion on geoengineering for the launch of the interdisciplinary Carnegie Climate Geoengineering Initiative and was impressed by the various perspectives on show. The initiative provides a space for nurturing resources to support the still-embryonic debate on the subject."

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28.06.2017

# Media

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SciDevNet: Africa’s R&D voice needed on use of solar engineering

"Experts discuss solar radiation management (SRM) governance in Kenya. They add that more R&D on SRM is needed in Africa to help address climate change. But an expert says that Africa cannot fund SRM tech because it is costly."

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28.06.2017

# Calls & events

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Call for Writing: Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment

(no deadline)

"The Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment is pleased to seek new writing, to be published on our website, which will be re-launching in August."

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26.06.2017

# Calls & events

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Newsletter of Week 26 of 2017

The newsletter of calendar week 26 in 2017 is now available here.


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26.06.2017

# Media

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Energy Post: The geo-engineering taboo

"A new book by David Hone, Chief Climate Change Adviser at Shell, takes the reader on a journey through the transition in the energy system that must be undertaken to address the climate change issue. The book, Putting the Genie Back: Solving the Climate and Energy Dilemma, deals with a wide range of topics, including carbon pricing, electric cars and solar power, and even ventures into areas such as the somewhat taboo subject of geo-engineering. What follows is an excerpt from the book where Hone discusses the geo-engineering solution."

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26.06.2017

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The Conversation: Blocking out the sun to reduce global warming - an idea still in the making

"Solar radiation management is a controversial and theoretical proposal for addressing some of the risks of climate change. The Conversation Africa’s Energy and Environment editor Samantha Spooner asked experts Asfawossen Asrat and Andy Parker about solar radiation management and the risks it carries."

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23.06.2017

# Media

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Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: The trouble with geoengineers “hacking the planet”

"Harvard crosses the Rubicon. But what has really catapulted the idea into the public eye is Harvard’s reckless plan for a privately-funded field trial testing some of the key elements needed for albedo modification"

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23.06.2017

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MPR News: Should we geoengineer the atmosphere to fix climate change?

"But any kind of geoengineering raises serious logistical, ethical and geopolitical questions. In this week's Friday Roundtable, MPR News host Kerri Miller talks to three experts about the future possibilities of dealing with climate change."

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