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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01.08.2017

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Climate Change Advisory Council (2017): Periodic Review Report 2017

Climate Change Advisory Council (2017): Periodic Review Report 2017.

Report on agriculture and land use including some discussion on negative emissions.

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07.06.2017

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International Energy Agency (2017): Energy Technology Perspectives 2017

International Energy Agency (2017): Energy Technology Perspectives 2017. Paris.

"Negative emissions, notably in power generation and fuel transformation, become critical as low-carbon ambitions rise."

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11.05.2017

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ETC Group; Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung (2017): A civil society briefing on Geoengineering. Climate change, smoke and mirrors

ETC Group; Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung (2017): A civil society briefing on Geoengineering. Climate change, smoke and mirrors.

"This briefing, prepared by ETC Group and Heinrich Böll Foundation in advance of the UNFCCC intersessional meetings in Bonn, May 2017, gives an overview of what geoengineering is and why it is dangerous, as well as up-to-date information on proposed geoengineering technologies and governance."

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07.05.2017

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Honegger, Matthias; et al. (2017): Climate change, negative emissions and solar radiation management: It is time for an open societal conversation

Honegger, Matthias; Münch, Steffen; Hirsch, Annette; Beuttler, Christoph; Peter, Thomas; Burns, Wil et al. (2017): Climate change, negative emissions and solar radiation management: It is time for an open societal conversation. Risk-Dialogue Foundation St.Gallen; Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (White Paper).

"An open societal conversation needs to address the emerging topic of climate engineering. The possibility of novel approaches to limit climate risk is increasingly discussed among researchers and carries important social, environmental, and ethical implications and risks. Tough questions on governance, protection against misuse, costs, benefits and risks of both climate change and climate engineering demand an open conversation in order to build a robust basis for reasoned and democratic decisions in Switzerland and indeed the whole world."

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29.04.2017

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GDAE (2017): Hope Below Our Feet. Soil as a Climate Solution

GDAE (2017): Hope Below Our Feet. Soil as a Climate Solution. With assistance of Anne-Marie Codur, Seth Itzkan, William Moomaw, Karl Thidemann, Jonathan Harris. Global Development and Environment Institute (Climate Policy Briefing, 4).

"Soils hold about three times more carbon than the atmosphere, and an increase in soil carbon content worldwide could close the “emissions gap” between carbon dioxide reductions pledged at the Paris Agreement of 2015 and those deemed necessary to limit warming to 2oC or less by 2100. To meet this challenge, several international efforts to build soil carbon have been launched, with similar measures underway in the United States."

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10.04.2017

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Mead, Leila; et al. (2017): Summary of the 45th Session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: 28-31 March 2017

Mead, Leila; Davenport, Deborah; Kosolapova, Elena; Woods, Bryndis (2017): Summary of the 45th Session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: 28-31 March 2017. In Earth Negotiations Bulletin 12 (690), pp. 1–14.

IPCC meeting report including discussion on CE.

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01.04.2017

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German Meteorological Society (2017): Statement on Climate Engineering

Deutsche Meteorologische Gesellschaft (DMG) (2017): Stellungnahme zum Climate Engineering (Mitteilungen der DMG, 01/2017).

German Meteorological Society made a statement on Climate Engineering. (German language)

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