October 2019

25.10.2019

# New Publications

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Hulme, Mike (2019): Is it too late (to stop dangerous climate change)? An editorial

Hulme, Mike (2019): Is it too late (to stop dangerous climate change)? An editorial. In Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change. DOI: 10.1002/wcc.619.

"This editorial introduces a WIREs Climate Change Special Collection of nine Opinion Articles, each answering the question, “Is it too late (to stop dangerous climate change)?” Given the rising sense of urgency—and for some despair—to arrest climate change, the nine invited authors were asked to develop their own answer to this question, or indeed to challenge its framing. What might “too late” mean? Too late for what exactly, or for whom? What effect might the language of “too late” have on the public imagination, on political discourse, and on academic research?"

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25.10.2019

# Media

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Forbes: The Biggest Threat To Climate Science Comes From Climate Advocates

"Ever since the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was created more than three decades ago, it has faced challenges to its legitimacy. Over that time, these threats came almost exclusively from those opposed to action on climate change. Now that seems to be changing."

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25.10.2019

# Media

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Wired: Can Tiny Glass Beads Keep Arctic Ice From Melting? Maaaybe

"A geoengineering nonprofit wants to spread silicate beads over polar sea ice to prevent the absorption of heat, but some scientists have their doubts."

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25.10.2019

# Political Papers

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C2G: Evidence Brief: Governing Marine Carbon Dioxide Removal and Solar Radiation Modification

"This briefing summarises the latest evidence around Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) and Solar Radiation Modification (SRM) techniques related to the marine environment. It describes a range of techniques currently under consideration, exploring their technical readiness, current research, applicable governance frameworks, and other socio-political considerations. It also provides an overview of key instruments relevant for the governance of marine CDR and SRM."

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25.10.2019

# Political Papers

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C2G: Policy Brief: Governing Marine Carbon Dioxide Removal

"Marine CDR techniques are for the most part theoretical, but if ever deployed, some could create large and potentially long-term risks and governance challenges. We do not yet know enough about the risks, costs and potential benefits, or governance requirements, to understand if marine CDR techniques could be viable, or – if so – whether, when or how to deploy them at scale."

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25.10.2019

# Calls & events

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Event: Law, Justice and Development Week 2019

04 - 07 November 2019, Washington, D.C. / USA

Featuring a panel on "Technology Innovation for Climate Action: Legal and Governance Aspects".

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LINK to register (Deadline: 27 October 2019)


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25.10.2019

# Media

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Video: C2G: Young People Tackle the Tough Decisions on Climate-Altering Technologies

"In support of the UN Youth Climate Summit, the Carnegie Climate Governance Initiative (C2G) hosted a series of interactive games for young climate leaders exploring how society might tackle difficult decisions about whether or not to deploy climate-altering technologies to tackle global heating. Sessions were run by Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre and Climate Interactive at the offices of Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, New York City, September 22, 2019."

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25.10.2019

# Political Papers

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C2G: Policy Brief: Governing Marine Solar Radiation Management

"Marine SRM techniques are for the most part theoretical, but if ever deployed, some could create large and potentially long-term risks and governance challenges. We do not yet know enough about the risks, costs and potential benefits, or governance requirements, to understand if marine SRM techniques could be viable, or – if so – whether, when or how to deploy them."

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25.10.2019

# Political Papers

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C2G: Policy Brief: Governing Nature-Based Solutions to Carbon Dioxide Removal

"Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) to CDR include techniques such as large-scale planting of forests, replacing previously lost forests, and restoring wetlands. With the right policy, political and governance conditions in place, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) estimate that forests, wetlands and soils could remove up to 4–12 GtCO2e per year, while some studies indicate a significantly higher potential."

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25.10.2019

# Media

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Blog post: C2G: Geoengineering summer school: Anjali’s diary

"The Sixth Geoengineering Governance Summer School in Banff, Alberta, 6-8 August 2019, brought together people from around the world to consider some of the knotty questions around large-scale carbon dioxide removal and solar radiation modification. C2G co-sponsored the Summer School and supported the participation of 2 developing country scholars."

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