October 2019

01.10.2019

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Carbon Removal Network Meet-up

1. October 2019, London / UK

"The Carbon Removal Network is an informal community of professionals who are interested in or already engaged in removing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere."

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04.10.2019

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Lecture: Should Geoengineering Be Part of an Overall Climate Strategy?

04. October 2019, Duke University / USA

"Guest Speaker: Douglas MacMartin Senior Research Associate Sibley School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Cornell University Aggressively reducing our greenhouse gas emissions (mitigation) is essential, but will not be sufficient to avoid significant climate change. Carbon dioxide removal (CDR), if implemented at sufficient scale, could eventually reduce temperatures, but these ideas remain untested, and there will likely be a significant overshoot of the Paris-Agreement temperature targets, with associated climate impacts."

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04.10.2019

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Symposium: Yale Carbon Removal Symposium

04. October 2019, Yale / USA

"On October 4, leaders in science, business, and policy will convene at Yale University to discuss pathways for removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. In conjunction with widespread emission reductions, carbon removal can be a part of a pathway to net-zero or even net negative global emissions."

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07.10.2019

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African Climate Risks Conference 2019

7. - 9. October 2019, Addis Ababa / Ethiopia

"The central focus of the agenda will be presentations on latest research on African climate and thematic sessions aimed at facilitating critical engagements between climate researchers, CIS providers, and users. The conference will include keynote addresses, panel discussions, oral and poster presentations and exhibition of innovative climate services."

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09.10.2019

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Presentation: Engineering Group: Can we speed up weathering to help prevent climate change?

9. October 2019, London / UK

"Technologies that propose to remove CO2 from the atmosphere by chemical reaction with natural or artificial minerals are included in literature assessments of negative emissions, but have received substantially less attention compared to other proposals. This may include a range of ideas from crushing/grinding natural silicate rocks and spreading the mineral dust onto agricultural fields, or reacting carbon dioxide with alkaline waste materials (e.g. blast furnace slag).

This presentation will explore this emerging field, and the important role that professional and academic geoscientists may play in it."

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10.10.2019

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C2G: Arctic Circle Assembly

10. October 2019, Reykjavík / Iceland

"The Arctic plays a key role in the global climate system. This makes the region an area of special interest for those considering the viability of climate-altering technologies, including Solar Radiation Modification and large-scale Carbon Dioxide Removal. In addition, others are considering interventions to engineer or protect ice in order to slow or reverse ice melt. But is there adequate governance in place to protect people and ecosystems should these climate-altering technologies be tested or used?"

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22.10.2019

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Conference: VERGE 19

22. - 24. October 2019, Oakland, CA / US

"The VERGE 19 conference and expo is the platform for accelerating the clean economy. Join more than 3,000 leaders — from the private and public sectors, utilities, solution providers, NGOs and startups — to explore scalable, cross-cutting solutions and to advance the most dynamic and influential markets driving a sustainable future: Clean energy — decarbonizing global energy systems at both the grid and distributed scales, Transportation and mobility — enabling a clean, efficient transportation system accessible to all, Circular economy — optimizing resource use through systems that are restorative and regenerative, Carbon removal — creating value from carbon by sequestering it, turning it into products and materials, and rebuilding soil."

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30.10.2019

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Lecture by David Keith: The Peril and Promise of Solar Geoengineering

30 October, 2019, Cambridge, MA / USA

"Solar geoengineering research aims to reduce the impacts of global climate change. One possibility is to put aerosols into the stratosphere to alter Earth’s energy budget. This emerging technology entails risks and uncertainties, along with serious challenges to global governance. The greatest threat, perhaps, is that it will be used as a technical fix and encourage people to avoid the emissions cuts that are fundamental to curbing long-term climate risks. David Keith will describe the simple physics underlying the climate’s response to stratospheric aerosols, the risks, and the trade-offs among solar geoengineering, carbon removal, and emissions reductions."

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