October 2019

21.10.2019

# Calls & events

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Call for Applications: Terraforming 2020

Deadline: 31 October, 2019

"The Terraforming is planned as a three-year research cycle, with three cohorts joining us in central Moscow at the Strelka Institute campus for a five-month intensive curriculum with our faculty where we will develop original research projects in collaboration."

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20.10.2019

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Wall Street Journal: ‘Fire Begets More Fires’: Rainforests Slip Into Cycle of Destruction

"As large tracts of Indonesia’s forest land go up in flames for the second time in five years, scientists are warning that the world’s rainforests risk becoming caught in a reinforcing cycle of destruction that could make them difficult to save."

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18.10.2019

# New Publications

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Hilaire, Jérôme; et al. (2019): Negative emissions and international climate goals—learning from and about mitigation scenarios

Hilaire, Jérôme; Minx, Jan C.; Callaghan, Max W.; Edmonds, Jae; Luderer, Gunnar; Nemet, Gregory F. et al. (2019): Negative emissions and international climate goals—learning from and about mitigation scenarios. In Climatic Change. DOI: 10.1007/s10584-019-02516-4.

"Most recent evidence stresses the importance of future socio-economic conditions in determining the flexibility of NET deployment and suggests opportunities for hedging technology risks by adopting portfolios of NETs. Importantly, our thematic review highlights that there is a much richer set of findings on NETs than commonly reflected upon both in scientific assessments and available reviews. "

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18.10.2019

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Call for Applications: Carbon180 Entrepreneur-in-Residence Fellowship

Deadline: 3 November 2019

"Participants will work hand-in-hand with the Carbon180 team for a period of 12 months, receiving mentorship from carbon removal and carbontech experts. Investors, corporate strategists and entrepreneurs will be on-hand to help refine the technology, business models, and go-to-market strategies, resulting in a fully formed and vetted carbontech business plan by the end of the fellowship."

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18.10.2019

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Financial Times: Clock ticks on US carbon capture projects

"New projects using the credit, known as 45Q after its chapter of the tax code, must start construction before January 1, 2024."

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18.10.2019

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Jobs at Wageningen University: 2 Fully funded PhD positions Climate Governance/ Climate Transparency

Deadline: 10 November 2019

"We are looking for two PhD students with a background in political science, international relations, global environmental governance or related field, to join an exciting new project on ‘The Transformative Potential of Transparency in Multilateral Climate Governance’ (TRANSGOV)."

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18.10.2019

# New Publications

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Bellamy, Rob (2019): Social readiness of adaptation technologies

Bellamy, Rob (2019): Social readiness of adaptation technologies. In Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change 10 (6). DOI: 10.1002/wcc.623.

"Despite growing recognition that Europe must adapt to climate variability and change, there is still limited evidence of adaptation implementation. At the same time, despite knowing that successful adaptation will be contingent on societal factors just as much as on technical ones, there has been very little research into social perceptions of adaptation technologies."

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18.10.2019

# Media

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Seeker: Why the World’s First Solar Geoengineering Test Is So Controversial (Video)


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18.10.2019

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Webinar: Large-scale CO2 Removal: Governance, Risks and Opportunities for Latin America and the Caribbean

23 October 2019

09:00 – 10:30 am (Time in Costa Rica, CST)

"The webinar will provide an overview of the main findings of the IPCC in relation to large scale CDR techniques, their governance challenges, all in in relation to Low Emission Development Strategies. The webinar will be held in Spanish."

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18.10.2019

# Political Papers

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C2G: Taking stock after the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit

"Two new IPCC special reports this quarter – one on land and one on the ocean and cryosphere – highlight an increasingly alarming state of affairs, as millions of people worldwide are experiencing extreme climactic events, from storms to floods, to heatwaves and droughts. The reports also draw attention to a lack of governance – in particular on finding integrated solutions to maximize the synergy and minimize trade-offs between different actions."

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