July 2015

25.07.2015

# New Publications

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Gough, Clair; Vaughan, Naomi E. (2015): Synthesising existing knowledge on the feasibility of BECCS

Gough, Clair; Vaughan, Naomi E. (2015): Synthesising existing knowledge on the feasibility of BECCS (WPD1a).

"There is a growing and significant dependence on biomass energy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) in future emission scenarios that do not exceed 2°C warming; over a hundred of the 116 scenarios associated with concentrations between 430–480 ppm CO2 depend on BECCS to deliver global net negative emissions in the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) (Fuss et al., 2014)."

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23.07.2015

# Media

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Popular Mechanics: This Giant Wind Wall Sucks Carbon Dioxide Out of the Air

On direct air capture. "By turning the CO2 into fuel, it recycles environmental pollutants."

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23.07.2015

# Media

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AG News: Is Forests In The Outback The Answer to Climate Change? How Geo Engineering Can Save The Planet

"Leonard Ornstein, a cell biologist at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, and Igor Aleinov and David Rind, two climate modellers at NASA, argue that foresting the Australian outback and Saharan Desert would “solve climate change.”"

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22.07.2015

# Media

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Energy Justice Network: Biomass Energy and the Carbon Neutral Shell Game

On energy from biomas and carbon neutral energy.

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22.07.2015

# Political Papers

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Commission on Global Security, Justice & Governance (2015): Confronting the Crisis of Global Governance

Commission on Global Security, Justice & Governance (2015): Confronting the Crisis of Global Governance. The Hague Institute for Global Justice; Stimson Center. The Hague.

International policy paper on global governance, including climate governance and CE; see p. 49.

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21.07.2015

# Calls & events

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News Review of Week 30

The news review of calendar week 30 in 2015 is now available here.


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21.07.2015

# New Publications

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Pellizzoni, Luigi (2015): Ontological politics in a disposable world. The new mastery of nature

Pellizzoni, Luigi (2015): Ontological politics in a disposable world. The new mastery of nature. Farnham: Ashgate Publishing Limited. ISBN 9781472434968

Social theory book linked to CE. "The New Mastery of Nature reveals the need for new critical frameworks and oppositional practices, to challenge the rationality of government that lies behind these developments: a rationality that thrives on indeterminacy and an account of materiality as comprised of fluid, ever-changing states, simultaneously agential and pliable, to which social theory increasingly subscribes without questioning enough its underpinnings and implications."

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20.07.2015

# Calls & events

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University of Tasmania: New PhD Scholarship offered in International Environmental Law and Governance

Deadline 30.09.2015

Phd researcher position offer, including 'Geoengineering Law and Governance'. "The UTAS Faculty of Law and Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies are seeking national and international applicants for a PhD scholarship (AUD$25,849 p/a over 3 years) in the field of international environmental law and governance."

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20.07.2015

# Media

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Tech Times: Scientists Looking To Carbon Capture Technology To Remedy Climate Change

"Three companies are, however, looking at carbon capture technology to mitigate the worsening effects of climate change through geoengineering. The plan is basically to collect the carbon gas emissions and store them."

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20.07.2015

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InFocus: Climate Intervention. Manipulating the Climate Through Certain Technologies Not Viable at Present

"After reviewing these methods for technological readiness, cost, and risk, an Academies committee concluded that neither is currently ready for large-scale deployment, and that mitigation by reducing carbon emissions together with adaptation is still the safest, most effective way to ease the impacts of climate change."

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