June 2016

07.06.2016

# New Publications

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Corradini, G.; et al. (2016): An overview of Italian participation in afforestation and reforestation projects under the Clean Development Mechanism

Corradini, G.; Brotto, L.; Ciccarese, L.; Pettenella, D. (2016): An overview of Italian participation in afforestation and reforestation projects under the Clean Development Mechanism. In iForest, e1-e9. DOI 10.3832/ifor1654-009.

"This paper investigates the Italian participated afforestation/reforestation (A/R) projects under the Clean Development Mechanism of the Kyoto Protocol, by considering the countries hosting forestry projects, the project areas, the estimated emission reductions, the use of tree species (native/non-native), the issuance of Carbon credits, and the projects’ contribution to sustainable development and technology transfer in general, as stated by the “Project Design Document” of each project."

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06.06.2016

# Calls & events

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News Review of Week 24 of 2016

The news review of calendar week 24 in 2016 is now available here.


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06.06.2016

# Media

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VOX: Alternatives to emissions reduction: Using climate engineering to tackle global warming

"This column discusses a new set of technologies collectively known as climate engineering, and explores their potential effectiveness and role in climate change economics. A lot of uncertainty surrounds the costs and effects of climate engineering tools, but it is clear that they would change the optimal levels of emissions reduction currently discussed in literature."

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06.06.2016

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Geoengineering Monitor: Study evaluates geo-engineering to reduce global warming by increasing aerosol levels

Response to Laakso, Anton (2016). "For those who lower their stress levels with the hope that we will be able to geo-engineer our way out of any impending global warming crises, here is another bit of sobering news."

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06.06.2016

# New Publications

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Laakso, Anton (2016): Modelling radiative and climate effects of aerosols: from Anthropogenic emissions to geoengineering

Laakso, Anton (2016): Modelling radiative and climate effects of aerosols: from Anthropogenic emissions to geoengineering (Finnish Meteorological Institute Contributions, 119).

Dissertation. "This work shows the necessity of including aerosol microphysics into climate modelling since most of the conclusions in this work could not be obtained without aerosol microphysics or taking into account the interactions between clouds and aerosols. Thus, micrometer scale physical phenomena would influence the climatic impact on a global scale. Simulating aerosol microphysics led also to many unpredictable results."

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06.06.2016

# Media

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Uni Research: More Warning over Aerosol Climate Engineering

Press article on Tjiputra, J. F.; et al. (2016). "New research indicates that attempts to stop global warming through climate engineering will only cause “different” climate change compared to the current situation."

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06.06.2016

# Calls & events

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CfP: Organizing and the Anthropocene, Speacial Issue of 'Organization'

Deadline: 28.02.2017

"In this special issue, we invite submissions that explore the concept of the Anthropocene and its radical implications for organizations and organizing. [...] The role of global capitalism, corporations and neoliberal organizing in driving Anthropogenic change in Earth systems as well as justifying ‘solutions’ such as geoengineering."

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06.06.2016

# Media

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Pacific Standard: At the Bonn Climate Negotiations, Unexpected Drama Over 1.5 Degrees

"Last week, negotiators met in Bonn to hash out the implementation of the Paris Agreement — while critics of negative emission technologies warned of the risk of land grabs."

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06.06.2016

# Media

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Actionaid: ActionAid statement on last day of UN climate talks in Bonn

"It’s extremely dangerous to assume that technologies such as bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) can be used to commit to the 1.5°C target and solve the climate problem."

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03.06.2016

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FCEA: Draft climate engineering governance bibliography

"Below is a draft bibliography for governance of climate engineering, drawing from English language published volumes and peer reviewed literature.  Comments on missing works or the shape of this bibliography can be submitted at the bottom of this page."

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