20.06.2017

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Project News: Carnegie Climate Geoengineering Governance Initiative (C2G2) Announces New Advisory Group

"On June 20 2017, Janos Pasztor, the executive director of the Carnegie Climate Geoengineering Governance Initiative (C2G2) announced the setting up of an Advisory Group of leading international experts to guide and support its work in catalyzing the establishment of effective governance for climate geoengineering."

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07.06.2017

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Project: Leverhulme Centre for Climate Change Mitigation

"Our long-term programme of multi-disciplinary research is organized across four themes: Earth Systems Modelling, Fundamental Crop Weathering Science, Applied Weathering Science and Sustainability & Society. It aims to deliver transformative understanding of enhanced weathering with agriculture as a strategic ‘negative emissions technology’ for climate change mitigation, with the co-benefit of delivering resource-efficient sustainable food security."

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15.05.2017

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Project: Climate Engineering Governance (UCLA)

"The Emmett Institute announces a new project to study the governance of climate engineering (CE) technologies. The three-year project, funded by a grant from the Open Philanthropy Project, will be directed by Professor Edward A. (Ted) Parson, Dan and Rae Emmett Professor of Environmental Law and Emmett Institute faculty co-director."

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08.05.2017

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Project: Beyond Carbon Neutral (University of Michigan)

"Beyond Carbon Neutral is designed to take the necessary steps to develop this crucial area and raise its profiltion at local and global levels. The Energy Institute has worked with over 60 faculty to develop more than 45 inventive research proposals investigating different aspects of CDR. These research activities fall into three overlapping areas: the biosphere, technology, and human systems. Some Beyond Carbon Neutral research activities fall clearly into one research area, while others bridge the conceptual divides that too often limit the scope and ambition of academic research."

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24.04.2017

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Project: NERC with £8.6 million UK research programme on greenhouse gas removal

"To help answer these questions, the £8·6 million Greenhouse Gas Removal Research Programme will evaluate the potential and wider implications of a variety of options. For example, researchers will investigate the potential for increasing carbon storage in agricultural soil and forests, and new ways to remove methane gas from the air on a local scale. Other researchers will look into using waste materials from mining as a greenhouse gas removal technique, and explore how bioenergy crops could be used in power stations in combination with carbon capture and storage methods. Recognising that the UK alone cannot solve these problems, the research will address the political, socio-economic, technological and environmental issues concerning the potential for greenhouse gas removal on a global scale."

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19.04.2017

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Project: Oceanseeding

Iron fertilization project mainly on fishery. "Oceans are in decline. Projections show that fisheries could collapse by mid-century. [...] Can we still turn the tide?"

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15.04.2017

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Project: Tyndall Centre on BECCS

"Tyndall research are working on a range of projects related to BECCS, from the sustainability of the bioenergy to the acceptability of CCS."

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10.04.2017

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Project: Stratospheric Controlled Perturbation Experiment (SCoPEx)

"SCoPEx is a scientific experiment to advance understanding of stratospheric aerosols that could be relevant to solar geoengineering. It aims to reduce the uncertainty around specific science questions by making quantitative measurements of some of the aerosol microphysics and atmospheric chemistry required for estimating the risks and benefits of solar geoengineering in large atmospheric models. SCoPEx will address questions about how particles interact with one another, with the background stratospheric air, and with solar and infrared radiation. Improved understanding of these processes will help answer applied questions such as, is it possible to find aerosols that can reduce or eliminate ozone loss, without increasing other physical risks?"

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10.04.2017

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Project: Pleistocene Park: Rewilding Siberia to Save the Climate

"In the heart Siberia a sleeping giant has awakened. The permafrost, frozen for thousands of years, is starting to thaw. As the climate heats up, methane trapped in the permafrost could kick climate change into overdrive. A team of Russian Scientists, led by Ecologists Nikita and Sergei Zimov, have a solution for stopping permafrost meltdown in the Taiga…by restoring an ancient ecosystem." (see also this link)

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10.04.2017

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Project: Emmett Institute Takes on Climate Engineering Project

"The potential and pitfalls of climate engineering technologies are the subjects of a new research project led by UCLA School of Law's Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment."

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