10.04.2018

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Lempert, Robert J.; et al. (2018): Is Climate Restoration an Appropriate Climate Policy Goal?

Lempert, Robert J.; Marangoni, Giacomo; Keller, Klaus; Duke, Jessica (2018): Is Climate Restoration an Appropriate Climate Policy Goal? RAND Corporation (RR-2442-RC).

"This report offers an initial exploration of the concept of climate restoration — that is, approaches that seek to return atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases to preindustrial levels within one to two generations. Using a simple integrated assessment model, the analysis examines climate restoration through the lens of risk management under conditions of deep uncertainty, exploring the technology, economic, and policy conditions under which it might be possible to achieve various climate restoration goals and the conditions under which society might be better off with (rather than without) a climate restoration goal. This report also explores near-term actions that might help manage the risks of climate restoration."

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09.04.2018

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National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (2018): Land Management Practices for Carbon Dioxide Removal and Reliable Sequestration - in Brief

National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (2018): Land Management Practices for Carbon Dioxide Removal and Reliable Sequestration - in Brief. Washington, D.C.: National Academies Press.

"Carbon dioxide removal (CDR) techniques, which aim to remove and sequester excess carbon from the atmosphere, have been identified as an important part of the portfolio of responses to climate change and have been garnering increased attention. Forests, grasslands, agricultural lands, and soils are significant reservoirs of carbon. As the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere has increased, there is growing interest in land management practices that can enhance the uptake and storage of carbon."

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09.04.2018

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Center for Carbon Removal (2018): Annual Report 2017

Center for Carbon Removal (2018): Annual Report 2017.

"Center for Carbon Removal is building a movement around carbon removal combining scientific rigor, real world acumen, and energetic innovation. Our dedicated staff flex their brain muscles every day to research and convene like the wind. We're thrilled to see the field growing to encompass so many voices: community leaders, entrepreneurs, bright-eyed researchers, and readers who care. With brand new opportunities for engagement and progress taking shape all the time, we want you to know where we've been and where we're going."

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09.04.2018

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C2G2 (2018): Our Approach

C2G2 (2018): Our Approach. Carnegie Climate Geoengineering Governance Initiative (C2G2). New York.

"Our approach is to hold a global, informed, consultative and transparent society-wide discussion on how to govern these emerging technologies. C2G2 encourages dialogues, convenes and provides a platform for government, intergovernmental and non-state actor policymakers to discuss these difficult issues."

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03.04.2018

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Shell (2018): Sky. Meeting the Goals of the Paris Agreement

Shell (2018): Sky. Meeting the Goals of the Paris Agreement.

"The Sky Scenario illustrates a technically possible, but challenging pathway for society to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement. Sky builds on previous Shell scenarios publications and is our most optimistic scenario in terms of climate outcomes."

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23.02.2018

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European Commission (2018): ‘Cooling-off effect’ causes public perception of novel environmental technology to improve over time

European Commission (2018): ‘Cooling-off effect’ causes public perception of novel environmental technology to improve over time (Science for Environmental Policy, 503).

"Researchers have published a paper providing evidence that a ‘cooling-off effect’ can lead to increased public acceptance of new environmental technologies over time. The scientists analysed survey results from over 1 000 respondents in Germany, using solar radiation management (SRM), a controversial climate-engineering technique, as a test case."

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01.02.2018

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EASAC (2018): Negative emission technologies: What role in meeting Paris Agreement targets?

EASAC (2018): Negative emission technologies: What role in meeting Paris Agreement targets? Halle (Saale) (EASAC policy report, 35).

"In a new report by the European Academies’ Science Advisory Council (EASAC), senior scientists from across Europe have evaluated the potential contribution of negative emission technologies (NETs) to allow humanity to meet the Paris Agreement’s targets of avoiding dangerous climate change. They find that NETs have “limited realistic potential” to halt increases in the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere at the scale envisioned in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) scenarios."

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19.01.2018

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AGU (2018): Climate Intervention Requires Enhanced Research, Consideration of Societal and Environmental Impacts, and Policy Development

AGU (2018): Climate Intervention Requires Enhanced Research, Consideration of Societal and Environmental Impacts, and Policy Development. American Geophysical Union (AGU). Washington, D.C.

"Humans are responsible, through the release of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse pollutants, for most of the increase in global average temperatures over the past half century. Deep reductions in these emissions must be central to any policy response to the dangers of climate change. In tandem with those reductions, there may be a need for climate interventions to help reduce or offset some of the effects of climate change. AGU urges national funding agencies to create substantial research programs on climate intervention so that the risks and opportunities are much better understood. A proper and full evaluation of potential uses and impacts of climate intervention will require a broader dialogue that engages more societies and the public."

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08.01.2018

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Fern (2017): How the EU Governance Regulation can help achieve negative emissions

Fern (2017): How the EU Governance Regulation can help achieve negative emissions. Brussels (Briefing Note).

"The 2015 Paris Agreement committed countries to hold the average global temperature rise to well below 2°C, and pursue efforts to limit it to 1.5°C. For this, we need drastic and urgent action."

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07.12.2017

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ETC Group; Biofuelwatch; Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung (2017): The Big Bad Fix

ETC Group; Biofuelwatch; Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung (2017): The Big Bad Fix. With assistance of Kathy Jo Wetter, Zundel.

"The “Big Bad Fix” provides policy makers, journalists, NGO activists, social movements, and other change agents with a comprehensive overview of the key actors, technologies and fora relevant in the geoengineering discourse. It delivers a sound background analysis of the history of geoengineering, the various vested interests shaping it, and case studies on some of the most important technologies and experiments."

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