October 2019

18.10.2019

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The Economist: The right way to measure carbon emissions

"As public opinion shifts, politicians are reacting by adopting new policies. One of the most popular is to set targets to reach “net zero” carbon emissions within a defined geographical border."

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18.10.2019

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Il Bioeconomista: IFP Energies Nouvelles and Total signed a strategic R&D partnership to be carbon smart

"The agreement has two parts: a strategic R&D partnership on carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) aims to reduce the cost of infrastructure and improve the CCUS chain’s energyefficiency to secure its large-scale deployment."

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18.10.2019

# Calls & events

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Job at IFPen: Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Carbon Markets

No Deadline

"The objective is to work on a methodology to assess whether “negative emissions” are really negative emissions in the global sense (physical negative net emissions)."

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18.10.2019

# Political Papers

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C2G: Gaming carbon dioxide removal with young climate leaders

"While heads of state and government gathered at the UN Headquarters in New York City, participants in the UN Youth Climate Action Summit took off their activist hats, and role-played 6 sectors that will be key to our climate future: National Governments from around the world, Clean Tech, Industry and Commerce, Climate Activists, Conventional Energy and Land, Agriculture and Forests."

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17.10.2019

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Low, S.; et al. (2020): Is bio-energy carbon capture and storage (BECCS) feasible? The contested authority of integrated assessment modelin

Low, Sean; Schäfer, Stefan (2020): Is bio-energy carbon capture and storage (BECCS) feasible? The contested authority of integrated assessment modeling. In Energy Research & Social Science 60, p. 101326. DOI: 10.1016/j.erss.2019.101326.

"We find that the competing judgments of BECCS's feasibility, between the IAM community and its critics, reflect and reinforce different understandings of the freedom of scientific inquiry, the mutual influences of science and policy, the shape of science communication, and the necessity of reform. We ask what these claims signal for future activity in this space, and conclude with a call for ‘reflexive’ modeling approaches to bridge perspectives."

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17.10.2019

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Netzpolitik: A visit to the Futurium - what does future hold in store?

German article about a climate engineering display in the Futurium, a new museum in  Berlin.

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16.10.2019

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ICRLP: Meeting Report: How to Talk About Carbon Removal: A Communications Workshop

"On September 18-19, 2019, the Institute for Carbon Removal Law and Policy (ICRLP) hosted a meeting titled “How to Talk About Carbon Removal.” The meeting was intended to facilitate a dialogue between stakeholders working on carbon removal and to provide a space to discuss strategies for improved communication of the topic. The outcomes of the meeting are informing an in-progress ICRLP report, being prepared by communications scholar Matthew Nisbet of Northeastern University, on carbon removal communication."

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16.10.2019

# New Publications

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Winsberg, E. (2019): A modest defense of geoengineering research

Winsberg, Eric (2019): A modest defense of geoengineering research. [Preprint].

"This paper examines the ethics of geoengineering research--particular research regarding solar radiation management using stratospheric aerosols. It takes a broadly consequentialist approach. The goal is to estimate the expected utility of conducting the research itself."

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16.10.2019

# Calls & events

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Job at Penn State: Postdoctoral Scholar: Risk- and Decision-Analysis to Inform Climate Risk Management

Deadline: 09 November 2019

"The ideal candidate will have a strong background in a relevant discipline such as applied mathematics, statistics, atmospheric science, geosciences, civil and environmental engineering, or operations research."

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16.10.2019

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CBC: Forestry sector scrambles to recruit tree planters to sow millions — perhaps billions — more seedlings

"B.C. silviculture companies are struggling to find up to 1,000 more tree planters."

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