March 2019

04.03.2019

# New Publications

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Reynolds, J. (2019): The Governance of Solar Geoengineering: Managing Climate Change in the Anthropocene

Reynolds, J. (2019): The Governance of Solar Geoengineering: Managing Climate Change in the Anthropocene. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

"Climate change is among the world's most important problems, and solutions based on emission cuts or adapting to new climates remain elusive. One set of proposals receiving increasing attention among scientists and policymakers is "solar geoengineering," (also known as solar radiation modification) which would reflect a small portion of incoming sunlight to reduce climate change. Evidence indicates that this could be effective, inexpensive, and technically feasible, but it poses environmental risks and social challenges. Governance will thus be crucial."

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04.03.2019

# Media

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ABC.net: Climate Hackers

"For years scientists have been quietly working on extreme, last ditch solutions to slow global warming - just in case governments worldwide don’t get their acts together."

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04.03.2019

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C2G2: How to legitimately govern geoengineering

"Most people recognize the necessity of governing geoengineering. There is a clear need for an international institution (or a set of institutions) that can help regulate research, coordinate development, and either facilitate or prohibit future deployment of the different geoengineering technologies. Of course, we don’t want just any old institution making decisions about geoengineering – we want a legitimate institution making such decisions. But what would it take for a geoengineering governance institution to be legitimate?"

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04.03.2019

# Media

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Sonnenseite: CO2 extraction from the atmosphere must be safe and sustainable (German)

German article on CE

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04.03.2019

# New Publications

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Anderson, C.; et al. (2019): Natural climate solutions are not enough

Anderson, C.; DeFries, R.; Litterman, R.; Matson, P.; Nepstad, D.; Pacala, S. et al. (2019): Natural climate solutions are not enough. In: Science (New York, N.Y.) 363 (6430), S. 933–934. DOI: 10.1126/science.aaw2741.

"Stabilizing Earth's climate and limiting temperature increase to well below 2°C per the Paris Agreement requires a dramatic uptick in the rate of progress on reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. [...] Some of us have contributed to among the most optimistic assessments of the potential of NCS (1), whereas others have been more pessimistic (2, 3). But one thing on which we agree, and which technical literature generally acknowledges, is that the benefits of NCS do not decrease the imperative for mitigation from the energy and industrial sectors (2, 4, 5)."

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04.03.2019

# Media

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Solarify: Using bioenergy sustainably (German)

German article on CE

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