22.06.2017

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African Newsroom: Seychelles ambassador on climate engineering advisory group

"Seychelles ambassador Ronny Jumeau has been appointed to the international advisory group of a new NGO initiative which seeks to encourage dialogues on climate geoengineering"

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18.06.2017

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Zelli, Fariborz; et al. (2017): Institutional complexity and private authority in global climate governance. The cases of climate engineering, REDD+ and short-lived climate pollutants

Zelli, Fariborz; Möller, Ina; van Asselt, Harro (2017): Institutional complexity and private authority in global climate governance. The cases of climate engineering, REDD+ and short-lived climate pollutants. In: Environmental Politics 26 (4), S. 669–693. DOI: 10.1080/09644016.2017.1319020 

"How and why do institutional architectures, and the roles of private institutions therein, differ across separate areas of climate governance? Here, institutional complexity is explained in terms of the problem-structural characteristics of an issue area and the associated demand for, and supply of, private authority. These characteristics can help explain the degree of centrality of intergovernmental institutions, as well as the distribution of governance functions between these and private governance institutions. This framework is applied to three emerging areas of climate governance: reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+), short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs), and climate engineering."

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14.06.2017

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Schrickel, Isabell; Engemann, Christoph (2017): Dealing with Climate Change. A Conversation with Paul N. Edwards and Oliver Geden

Schrickel, Isabell; Engemann, Christoph (2017): Dealing with Climate Change. A Conversation with Paul N. Edwards and Oliver Geden. In: Ber. Wissenschaftsgesch. 40 (2), S. 175–185. DOI: 10.1002/bewi.201701848

Discussion on climate policy, research and CE. "Paul N. Edwards is a historian of science and technology who has worked at the intersection of politics, computers and knowledge infrastructures. In his recent book, A Vast Machine (2010), he has described the emergence of the global knowledge infrastructures of climate science in the historical context. He is actively involved in the debates on the Anthropocene – as an educator as well as a writer. Oliver Geden has a background in anthropology and is head of the European Union research division of the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (Stiftung für Wissenschaft und Politik, SWP), one of Europe's largest foreign policy think tanks."

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11.06.2017

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The Conversation: US exit from Paris climate accord makes discussing how and whether to engineer the planet even harder

"The Trump administration’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement has invoked condemnation and consternation from many commentators, including many of the United States’ strongest allies. While the withdrawal undoubtedly will impede efforts to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions – and very regrettably so – it may have a negative effect on another area of global climate negotiation: geoengineering."

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07.06.2017

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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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06.06.2017

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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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26.05.2017

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Nexus Media: A Dangerous Plan to Stop Climate Change

"Trump is gutting climate protections. Scientists have a very risky Plan B."

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19.05.2017

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Field, Christopher B.; Mach, Katharine J. (2017): Rightsizing carbon dioxide removal

Field, Christopher B.; Mach, Katharine J. (2017): Rightsizing carbon dioxide removal. In: Science 356 (6339), S. 706–707. DOI: 10.1126/science.aam9726

"Betting the future on planetary-scale carbon dioxide removal from the atmosphere is risky."

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14.05.2017

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Brown Political Review: Something Seedy: The Conflicting Roles of Science in Environmentalism

"Though market solutions such as carbon taxes seem to be the only viable way to effect changes in large-scale climate policy in America, that does not mean that we should let capitalist climate solutions reign. We must question solutions which offer “scientific” ways to “save” the environment without requiring changes to business as usual, which seems to have forgotten that humans are a part of nature. We must treat our environment with respect. Where possible, we should prioritize connection with nature over manipulation and appreciation over-exploitation."

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09.05.2017

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Chabbi, A.; et al. (2017): Aligning agriculture and climate policy

Chabbi, A.; Lehmann, J.; Ciais, P.; Loescher, H. W.; Cotrufo, M. F.; Don, A. et al. (2017): Aligning agriculture and climate policy. In: Nature Climate change 7 (5), S. 307–309. DOI: 10.1038/nclimate3286.

"The 4‰ initiative to sequester carbon in soils has the potential to connect sustainable development goals, enhance food security and mitigate climate change by utilizing waste organic residues."

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