22.11.2017

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Nassiry, Darius; et al. (2017): Implications of geoengineering for developing countries

"This working paper finds that so far engagement by developing countries in discussion about geoengineering has been limited. More support is needed to enable developing countries to assess the costs and benefits of geoengineering, including the potential for unintended consequences. Longer term, any geoengineering research and governance arrangements that are agreed and put into practice may have important implications for climate governance and broader interventions to manage risks associated with other planetary boundaries."

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10.11.2017

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U.S House of Representatives (2017): Geoengineering: Innovation, Research, and Technology. Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

U.S House of Representatives (2017): Geoengineering: Innovation, Research, and Technology. Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. Washington, D.C. (Hearing).

Documentation of statements and video of hearing.

"The Subcommittee on Environment and the Subcommittee on Energy of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology will hold a joint hearing titled Geoengineering: Innovation, Research, and Technology on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in Room 2318 of the Rayburn House Office Building."

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09.11.2017

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Various scientists: A Letter Regarding U.S. House Hearing on Geoengineering Research

"The Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment drafted and organized the following letter regarding a November 8, 2017 U.S House of Representatives Subcommittee on Environment and Subcommittee on Energy Hearing – Geoengineering: Innovation, Research, and Technology. The letter is signed by 24 prominent voices and thinkers from the geoengineering research, climate policy and the climate advocacy communities."

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06.11.2017

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CSSR (2017): Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4)

CSSR (2017): Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4)

Climate report with one subchapter (14.3) on CE.

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02.11.2017

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Smith, Pete; Friedmann, Julio (2017): Bridging the Gap – Carbon dioxide removal

Smith, Pete; Friedmann, Julio (2017): Bridging the Gap – Carbon dioxide removal. In : The Emissions Gap Report 2017. United Nations Environment. Nairobi, pp. 58–66.

CDR in UNEP Emissions Gap report. "The UN Environment Emissions Gap Report 2017 presents an assessment of current national mitigation efforts and the ambitions countries have presented in their Nationally Determined Contributions, which form the foundation of the Paris Agreement."

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10.10.2017

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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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03.10.2017

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New Carbon Economy Consortium (2017): Building Research Programs to Support 21st Century Economic Opportunity

New Carbon Economy Consortium (2017): Building Research Programs to Support 21st Century Economic Opportunity. Arizona State University. Tempe.

"Now is the time to map paths to the breakthrough research programs and forward-looking university-business partnerships that will serve as the hubs for this new carbon economy. This is an economy in which low-carbon industry and primary energy production are joined by industrial centers, agricultural regions and food-producing ecosystems that turn excess CO2 into consumer goods, fuels, building materials and fertile soil. With deliberate but ambitious planning, the United States and collaborators in other countries can develop the knowledge, technologies and human capital to catalyze the new carbon economy by 2040."

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03.10.2017

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Majkut, Joseph; et al. (2017): Geoengineering Responses to Climate Change Require Enhanced Research, Consideration of Societal Impacts, and Policy Development

Majkut, Joseph; Wong, Adam; Hagemann, Ryan (2017): Geoengineering Responses to Climate Change Require Enhanced Research, Consideration of Societal Impacts, and Policy Development. Niskanen Center (Public Interest Comment).

"The American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) draft statement is an important step forward in recognizing the need for research into climate geoengineering, which may be deployed as a means of reducing some of the risks of human-caused climate change. Climate geoengineering is a topic wrought with controversy, and careful guidance from the scientific community can help policymakers weigh the risks of managing particular aspects of the climate system, now and in the future. The Niskanen Center concurs that this issue is likely to cause tension between policymakers, scientists, and the public, especially in light of the politicization of climate change research."

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16.08.2017

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Parson, Edward A. (2017): Starting the Dialogue on Climate Engineering Governance: A World Commission

Parson, Edward A. (2017): Starting the Dialogue on Climate Engineering Governance: A World Commission. Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) (Fixing Climate Governance Series Policy Brief, 8).

"The needed international dialogue on geoengineering governance will have broad international participation; engage high-level expertise in international policy and institutions; draw closely on parallel advances in scientific knowledge and technical capability, while keeping governance the central focus; and facilitate open, exploratory investigations of governance needs and potential responses, rather than pursue specific decisions, at least in initial stages. Present institutions are not well equipped to support these needs. A promising first step would be to establish a world commission on climate engineering or similar consultative body, with high-level political authorization, an appropriately broad mandate, adequate resources and wide participation."

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02.08.2017

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Turkaly, Carolyn; et al. (2017): Establishing a Climate Engineering Research Clearinghouse

Turkaly, Carolyn; Nicholson, Simon; Livingston, David; Thompson, Michael (2017): Establishing a Climate Engineering Research Clearinghouse. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment. Washington, D.C.

"On July 18, 2017, the Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace convened a meeting of experts in CE science and governance, transparency, and information visualization to discuss designing, implementing, and maintaining a CE clearinghouse. A research registry, database, or clearinghouse is often cited as a necessary transparency mechanism in the governance of CE research. This workshop, building on a 2015 meeting on disclosure mechanisms for solar radiation management convened in Ottawa,1 such a clearinghouse from principle to practice."

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