11.02.2017

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Bollen, Johannes; Aalbers, Rob (2017): Biomass-Energy with Carbon Capture and Storage Should Be Used Immediately

Bollen, Johannes; Aalbers, Rob (2017): Biomass-Energy with Carbon Capture and Storage Should Be Used Immediately. CPB Netherlands Beureau for Economic Policy Analysis (CPB Policy Brief, 2017/02).

"The European Union aims at reducing its greenhouse gas emissions in 2050 by 80-95% in order to prevent climate change. In this Policy Brief we analyse the potential role of negative-emissions technology in reducing these emissions."

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09.02.2017

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POST (2017): Greenhouse Gas Removal

POST (2017): Greenhouse Gas Removal. UK Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POSTnotes, 549).

"The 2015 Paris Agreement called for a balance between sources of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions and their removal by 2100 to halt global temperature rise. This POSTnote explains why Greenhouse Gas Removal (GGR) techniques may be required to achieve this goal, outlines the benefits of and concerns about them, and considers policy options."

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09.02.2017

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Fischer, Severin (2017): Climate Policy After Paris: Inconvenient Truths

Fischer, Severin (2017): Climate Policy After Paris: Inconvenient Truths. Edited by Christian Nünlist (CSS Analyses in Security Policy, 203).

"The Paris Agreement of December 2015 fundamentally realigned the structures of international climate policy. At the same time, global targets and national measures are diverging. One direct implication is the need to consider new technology options."

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03.02.2017

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Global Priorities Project (2017): Existential Risk Diplomacy and Governance

Global Priorities Project (2017): Existential Risk Diplomacy and Governance. Future of Humanity Institute; Ministry for Foreign Affairs Finland.

"Geoengineering technologies like Solar Radiation Management have the potential to mitigate risks from climate change, while at the same time posing risks of their own. The current lack of international norms on acceptable research practices may well be holding back safe exploration of climate engineering options."

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11.01.2017

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U.S. Global Change Research Program (2017): National Global Change Research Plan 2012–2021

U.S. Global Change Research Program (2017): National Global Change Research Plan 2012–2021: A Triennial Update. Washington, D.C.

Mentiones CE at page 37. "While climate intervention cannot substitute for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to the changes in climate that occur, some types of deliberative climate intervention may someday be one of a portfolio of tools used in managing climate change."

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05.12.2016

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ETC Group (2016): Geoengineering at COP 13 of the CBD. Briefing for delegates

ETC Group (2016): Geoengineering at COP 13 of the CBD. Briefing for delegates.

Policy briefing by ETC Group for the conference of parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity 13.

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01.12.2016

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Columbia Climate Center (2016): A 5˚C Arctic in a 2˚C World. Challenges and Recommendations for Immediate Action from the July 21-22, 2016 Workshop

Columbia Climate Center (2016): A 5˚C Arctic in a 2˚C World. Challenges and Recommendations for Immediate Action from the July 21-22, 2016 Workshop. WWF; Arctic 21; Woods Hole Research Center.

Outcomes: "To avert massive environmental impacts beyond the time frame of a few decades, it is critical to immediately scale up implementation of alternative energy production, as well as decarbonization of the energy system. We also should greatly increase efforts in research and development and subsequent deployment of carbon dioxide removal (CDR) on a global scale."

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19.11.2016

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FCEA (2016): Academic Working Group on the International Governance of Climate Engineering. 2nd Meeting

FCEA (2016): Academic Working Group on the International Governance of Climate Engineering. 2nd Meeting. Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment. Washington, D.C. (Meeting Report).

"The Academic Working Group (AWG) on International Governance of Climate Engineering is an international group of senior academics who have been assembled to formulate perspectives on the international governance of climate engineering research and potential deployment, with a focus on proposed solar radiation management (SRM) technologies. The AWG was convened by the Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment."

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17.11.2016

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The White House (2016): United States Mid-Century Strategy for Deep Decarbonization

The White House (2016): United States Mid-Century Strategy for Deep Decarbonization. Washington, D.C.

Including carbon removal/BECCS. "The Paris Agreement further invited countries to develop by 2020 “mid-century, long-term low greenhouse gas emission development strategies.” This document answers that call, laying out a strategy to deeply decarbonize the U.S. economy by 2050."

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14.11.2016

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MCC (2016): Betting on negative emissions

MCC (2016): Betting on negative emissions. Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change. Berlin (MCC Policy Brief, 2).

"The 1.5-degree target significantly reduces the carbon budget compared to the 2-degree target. New technologies are hoped to reduce the CO2 debt. They aim to remove already existing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere—but also entail serious risks."

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