August 2016

11.08.2016

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Lecture: Is There a Safe Way to Use Geo-Engineering to Address Climate Change?

11. August 2016, San Francisco / USA

"Can geo-engineering help us stave off even more dramatic climate disruption? Dr. Field and Dr. Neudermans will be interviewed by Gerald Harris, chair of The Commonwealth Club's Science & Technology member-led forum. He will inquire about the latest approaches to geo-engineering to address climate change, the need for such work, the risks involved and the potential benefits. Mr. Harris has been consulting to the electric power industry on long-term planning for more 25 years and has been an executive at both Bechtel Engineers and Pacific Gas & Electric Company."

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15.08.2016

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Summer School: 4th Annual Summer School on Sustainable Climate Risk Management

15.-19. August 2016, Penn State/USA

CE among other topics. "A key focus of the workshop is developing a common vocabulary to help foster enhanced cross-disciplinary communication, enabling the possibility for future collaborative research. Participants will also gain hands-on experience with key methods and tools including robust decision-making, use of simple models, and analysis of relevant datasets."

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16.08.2016

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Webinar: Future Voices in Direct Air Capture

16. August 2016, Webinar

"Join a Center for Carbon Removal sponsored webinar to hear from the next generation of engineers working in the field to learn more about the opportunities and challenges facing the DAC field, the different flavors of DAC technology, and the positioning of DAC into the broader sustainability and carbon management framework."

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22.08.2016

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Conference: The Synergy of Science and Industry: Biochar’s Connection to Ecology, Soil, Food, and Energy

22.-25. August 2016, Corvallis/USA

"The US Biochar Initiative and Sustainable Obtainable Solutions aims to bring together stakeholders in the applied biochar research community and the private sector to further biochar market development. [...] This event is designed for farmers, foresters, policy makers, biochar producers, industry professionals and entrepreneurs. Students and interested citizens will also benefit from this event."

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31.08.2016

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4S/EASST Session: Tackling climate change by other means: opening up geoengineering governance

31. August - 3. September 2016, Session on 4S/EASST, Barcelona/Spain

"Geoengineering is seen as a way to cut through diplomatic barriers that impede and weaken progress on tackling climate change. This session examines the geoengineering techno-fix as 'politics by other means', seeking to explicate dilemmas of control and framings by diverse collectives."

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