June 2018

21.06.2018

# New Publications

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Keller, David; et al. (2018): The Effects of Carbon Dioxide Removal on the Carbon Cycle

Keller, David P.; Lenton, Andrew; Littleton, Emma W.; Oschlies, Andreas; Scott, Vivian; Vaughan, Naomi E. (2018): The Effects of Carbon Dioxide Removal on the Carbon Cycle. In: Curr Clim Change Rep 118 (1), S. 105. DOI: 10.1007/s40641-018-0104-3.

"Here, we review the carbon cycle responses to different CDR approaches and highlight the often-overlooked interaction and feedbacks between carbon reservoirs that ultimately determines CDR efficacy. We also identify future research that will be needed if CDR is to play a role in climate change mitigation, these include coordinated studies to better understand (i) the underlying mechanisms of each method, (ii) how they could be explicitly simulated, (iii) how reversible changes in the climate and carbon cycle are, and (iv) how to evaluate and monitor CDR."

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21.06.2018

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Gough, Clair; et al. (2018): Challenges to the use of BECCS as a keystone technology in pursuit of 1.5⁰C

Gough, Clair; Garcia-Freites, Samira; Jones, Christopher; Mander, Sarah; Moore, Brendan; Pereira, Cristina et al. (2018): Challenges to the use of BECCS as a keystone technology in pursuit of 1.5⁰C. In: Glob. Sustain. 1, S. 95. DOI: 10.1017/sus.2018.3.

"Biomass energy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) is represented in many integrated assessment models as a keystone technology in delivering the Paris Agreement on climate change. This paper explores six key challenges in relation to large scale BECCS deployment and considers ways to address these challenges. Research needs to consider how BECCS fits in the context of other mitigation approaches, how it can be accommodated within existing policy drivers and goals, identify where it fits within the wider socioeconomic landscape, and ensure that genuine net negative emissions can be delivered on a global scale."

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21.06.2018

# Media

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Solarify: CO2 extraction from air soon economical?

German article on CE.

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20.06.2018

# Media

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Universität Wien Medienportal: Air pollution is global

German article on CE.

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20.06.2018

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Universität Wien Medienportal: Mojib Latif: We have to decrease CO2 emission

German article on CE.

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18.06.2018

# Calls & events

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Newsletter of Week 25 of 2018

The newsletter of calendar week 25 in 2018 is now available here.


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18.06.2018

# New Publications

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Talberg, Anita; et al. (2018): A scenario process to inform Australian geoengineering policy

Talberg, Anita; Thomas, Sebastian; Wiseman, John (2018): A scenario process to inform Australian geoengineering policy. In: Futures. DOI: 10.1016/j.futures.2018.06.003.

"Australia’s role in geoengineering can be described as passive in the global context, but Australia can benefit from an early transition to a low-carbon economy. A review of the evolution of ideas throughout the exercise reveals a process of shared learning that helps to focus governance discussions around key issues. This study is one step towards increasing the presence and influence of the Asia-Pacific in geoengineering discussions, and highlights the value that a tailored scenario exercise can bring to governance discussions."

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18.06.2018

# New Publications

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Markus, Till; et al. (2018): An Assessment of Climate Engineering from a Buddhist Perspective

Markus, Till; Vivekānanda, Bhikkhu; Lawrence, Mark (2018): An Assessment of Climate Engineering from a Buddhist Perspective. In Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture. DOI: 10.1558/jsrnc.34831

"This article expounds a Buddhist perspective on the rapidly emerging topic of Climate Engineering, i.e. the deliberate, large-scale manipulation of the environment as a proposed means to counteract anthropogenic climate change or some of its specific aspects like global mean temperature increase. It sets the stage with two orthogonal aspects: an overview of the topic of Climate Engineering, and a broader analysis of the Buddhist perspective on mankind’s relationship with nature. Linking these together, we show that as one of the world’s major faiths, Buddhism can provide valuable insights and perspectives for the evolving global discourse on Climate Engineering methods, and that it advocates some basic requirements concerning their further development and possible future deployment."

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15.06.2018

# Media

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ETC Group: Media Advisory: New fact sheets reveal status of geoengineering technology development

"To help navigate fact and fiction on geoengineering, today Geoengineering Monitor, a civil society information hub run by ETC Group, Heinrich Böll Foundation and Biofuelwatch, has released fourteen fact sheets that give up-to-date information on the status, key players, and potential impacts of some of most prominent geoengineering technologies."

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15.06.2018

# Media

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The Plastocene Blog: Catching Carbon: Why ‘Cheap’ Still Comes with a Cost.

"A peer-reviewed study published last week revealed that the cost of capturing carbon directly out of the atmosphere may not be as high as initially feared."

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