May 2016

02.05.2016

# New Publications

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Burns, William C. G.; Nicholson, Simon (2016): Governing Climate Engineering

Burns, William C. G.; Nicholson, Simon (2016): Governing Climate Engineering. In Sikina Jinnah, Simon Nicholson (Eds.): New earth politics. Essays from the Anthropocene. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press (Earth system governance), pp. 343–366.

"How can the existing tools and techniques of global governance, and in particular the kinds of institutional arrangements that Kate O'Neill and Maria Ivanova explore in, respectively, chapters 7 and 8, to good effect, be used to shape the directions of technological innovation? We examine that question through the emerging technological realm of climate engineering or geoengineering."

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02.05.2016

# New Publications

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Haszeldine, R. Stuart (2016): Can CCS and NET enable the continued use of fossil carbon fuels after CoP21?

Haszeldine, R. Stuart (2016): Can CCS and NET enable the continued use of fossil carbon fuels after CoP21? In ECOPOL 32 (2), pp. 304–322. DOI 10.1093/oxrep/grw013.

"Both CCS and negative emission technology (NET) are now required to manage the carbon stock in earth’s atmosphere and oceans. All components of CCS are operationally proven secure at the industrial scale. Fifteen CCS projects operate globally; seven are under construction. CCS systems increase electricity prices, to about £100/MWhr."

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02.05.2016

# Political Papers

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Global Challenges Foundation (2016): Global Catastrophic Risks 2016

Global Challenges Foundation (2016): Global Catastrophic Risks 2016. With assistance of Owen Cotton-Barratt, Sebastian Farquhar, John Halstead, Stefan Schubert, Andrew Snyder-Beattie. Oxford.

With a chapter on CE risks. "These represent global catastrophic risks – events that might kill a tenth of the world’s population. With the Global Challenges Foundation, we have just released a report arguing that these risks remain and may even be growing, and exploring options for the international community to reduce the risks."

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01.05.2016

# Media

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the guardian: Could carbon farming be the answer for a 'clapped-out' Australia?

"Farmers signing up for the carbon emissions reduction fund have to meet strict guidelines but there is significant profit and energy savings to be made"

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