February 2020

24.02.2020

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C2G News Briefing: Carbon Dioxide Removal at Davos: Net zero vs real zero?

"Of particular importance to C2G’s work was the intensifying attention paid to proposals for large-scale carbon dioxide removal – and the important questions it raises about governance of these approaches, as well as the ways governance can help society sort through difficult choices."

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24.02.2020

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Video: Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs: Stephan Singer: Governing Emerging Marine Climate-Altering Techniques

"On 7 December 2019, C2G convened an official UNFCCC COP25 side event on governing emerging marine climate-altering techniques. Stephan Singer, Senior Advisor on Global Energy Policies at Climate Action Network International, participated in a panel discussion."

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24.02.2020

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Video: SciShow: The Most Incredible Snowfall on Earth Occurs Deep Underwater

"Deep in the ocean, fluffy bits of organic matter fall like snow. But this marine snow isn’t just pretty; it’s an essential part of our ocean food webs and our global climate!"

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24.02.2020

# Political Papers

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Stützel, Maximilian (2019): Geoengineering als existentielles Risiko. Grundlagen, Grenzen und Lücken bestehender völkerrechtlicher Regulierung

Stützel, Maximilian (2019): Geoengineering als existentielles Risiko. Grundlagen, Grenzen und Lücken bestehender völkerrechtlicher Regulierung. Freiburger Informationspapiere zum Völkerrecht und Öffentlichen Recht, Silja Vöneky (Hrsg.). Ausgabe 12/2019. https://www.jura.uni-freiburg.de/de/institute/ioeffr2/downloads/online-papers/FIP_2019_12_Stzel_Geoengineering.pdf.

"Hierzu wird nach einigen allgemeinen Ausführungen zum Geoengineering zunächst untersucht werden, inwieweit derartige Technologien existentielle Risiken darstellen (B.). Anschließend werden die bestehenden völkerrechtlichen Normen daraufhin geprüft werden, ob und inwieweit sie das relevanteste existentielle Risiko durch Geoengineering regulieren (C.). Auf Basis dieser Analyse werden dann Empfehlungen für zukünftige Normen abgeleitet (D.). Abschließend folgt eine Zusammenfassung der gewonnenen Erkenntnisse (E.)."

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24.02.2020

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EE Online: Renewables revolution delivers decade of decarbonisation

"Over the period, carbon emissions in Britain's power sector fell by around two thirds to 54 million metric tonnes in 2019 from 161 million tonnes in 2010 as the country's generators shifted away from coal and natural gas to renewables such as sustainable biomass."

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24.02.2020

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Der Standard: Human Engineering: Cat eyes and meat allergies for climate protection (German)

Austrian newspaper article on human engineering, feat. a comparison to CE.

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24.02.2020

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E&E News: Will rogue nations alter the atmosphere? Experts are looking

"A global debate over manipulating the atmosphere to reflect sunlight away from Earth is poised to accelerate when researchers release a report warning world leaders to become more familiar with the risks and benefits of climate geoengineering."

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24.02.2020

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Blog: Peter Winsley: Economic opportunities for biochar in New Zealand

"New Zealand needs to quickly adapt scientific advances in biochar research, both domestic and international, and apply them to our own opportunities. In doing so, biochar can be a key part of our climate change response, while also lifting our productivity and sustainability."

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24.02.2020

# New Publications

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Ji, Xing; et al. (2020): Phenotypic Plasticity of Carbon Fixation Stimulates Cyanobacterial Blooms at Elevated CO2.

Ji, Xing, Jolanda M. H. Verspagen, Dedmer B. Van de Waal, Björn Rost, and Jef Huisman (2020): Phenotypic Plasticity of Carbon Fixation Stimulates Cyanobacterial Blooms at Elevated CO2. Science Advances 6 (8): eaax2926. https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.aax2926.

"These results indicate that this harmful cyanobacterium is likely to benefit strongly from rising atmospheric pCO2."

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24.02.2020

# New Publications

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Stuart, Diana; et al. (2020): Carbon Geoengineering and the Metabolic Rift: Solution or Social Reproduction?

Stuart, Diana, Ryan Gunderson, and Brian Petersen (2020): Carbon Geoengineering and the Metabolic Rift: Solution or Social Reproduction? Critical Sociology, February, 089692052090507. https://doi.org/10.1177/0896920520905074.

"Using the concepts of metabolism and metabolic rift as a framework, this paper examines carbon geoengineering technologies as a solution to climate change and explores if it is possible to mend an ecological metabolic rift without fundamental changes in the social metabolic order."

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