December 2019

02.12.2019

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Conference: UN Climate Change Conference (COP25)

2. - 13. December 2019, Madrid / Spain

"The conference is designed to take the next crucial steps in the UN climate change process. Following agreement on the implementation guidelines of the Paris Agreement at COP 24 in Poland last year, a key objective is to complete several matters with respect to the full operationalization of the Paris Climate Change Agreement."

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04.12.2019

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Webinar on "State-level Forest Carbon in a Changing Climate"

4. December 2019

Second webinar of two FCWG Learning Exchange Series sessions focused on forest carbon policy. Information on the first webinar available here.

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04.12.2019

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C2G at COP25 Press Conference: Is the world ready for large-scale CO2 removal?

4. December 2019, Madrid / Spain

"The IPCC says both emission cuts and large-scale carbon dioxide removal are needed to reach net zero emissions by 2050, and to limit global heating to 1.5°C. Many approaches have been proposed, some nature-based, some technological. But none are ready to be deployed at the scale and the speed necessary, and in all cases would bring risks, costs, and trade-offs, as well as potential benefits. What governance gaps need to be filled to address these challenges?"

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04.12.2019

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COP25 Side Event: Emerging questions on Negative Emission Technologies

4. December 2019, Madrid / Spain

"The event will examine Negative Emissions Technologies (NETs) from multiple dimensions: the technologies, governance and policy options, enabling conditions, competing perspectives and the need for stakeholders’ dialogue. We aim to advance understanding of opportunities, challenges and risks of NETs."

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04.12.2019

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COP25 Exhibition: CCS Booth

4. - 5. December 2019, Madrid / Spain

"Information will be provided from institutions with practical and research experience and technical training expertise in CCS (Carbon Capture and Geologic Storage), including from the Gulf Coast Carbon Center, USA, IEAGHG, CCSA, and Bellona."

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04.12.2019

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COP25 Side Event: Carbon Removal and Return – Can CCS Decarbonise Industry in South America and help the oceans?

4. December 2019, Madrid / Spain

"IPCC SR on Oceans and Cryosphere, Ocean acidification and CO2 removal; CO2 removal, recycling and return with CCS; Project learnings to decarbonize cement; Opportunities for tech transfer; Chile’s policy on CCS on power; sustainable jobs from BECCS in South America, Direct air capture with CCS."

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04.12.2019

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COP25 Side Event: The Right to Climate Justice: Collective Convergence for Just Solutions and Against Geoengineering

4. December 2019, Madrid / Spain

"Climate crisis requires a transformative shift away from fossil fuels in the production and consumption of everything. Grassroots social movements and organizations are making this shift through rights-based proposals that stand in stark contrast to geoengineering proposals and other false solution."

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06.12.2019

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COP25 Exhibit: CO2GeoNet - The European Network of Excellence on Geological Storage of CO2

6. - 7. December 2019, Madrid / Spain

"Information for non-specialists on the science behind CO2 geological storage, a proven and flexible GHG mitigation technology, and why we need it. Rock samples, videos and brochures to download in many languages."

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07.12.2019

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C2G at COP25: Governing emerging marine climate-altering techniques

7. December 2019, Madrid / Spain

"The research and potential use of marine climate-altering techniques are being discussed in the context of the Paris agreement and the ocean’s role in achieving it. None of these techniques is ready at scale. All pose significant technological and governance challenges, which need to be addressed and require the attention of stakeholders."

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07.12.2019

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COP25 Side Event: Nature Based Solutions for negative emissions:landscape restoration in Amazonia and Carribean region

7. December 2019, Madrid / Spain

"Carbon dioxide removal can be obtained from nature- and technology-based solutions. Their co-benefits, adverse effects, cost, technical potential, enabling conditions will be presented. Implementation of landscapes restoration will be discussed based on case studies in Amazonia and Caribbean region."

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07.12.2019

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Event at COP25: Grantham Institute: Blue carbon: Can it tackle climate change and boost resilience?

7. December 2019, Madrid / Spain

"This session will explore the role of blue carbon ecosystems – like mangroves, seagrasses and tidal marshes – in both reducing carbon emissions and helping coastal areas adapt to climate change, by boosting protection against floods, storms and sea level rise. It will also consider how to integrate marine ecosystem management into policy."

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09.12.2019

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Conference: AGU 100 Fall Meeting

09. - 13. December 2019, San Francisco CA / US

"As AGU marks its Centennial in 2019, we return to San Francisco, the home of the AGU Fall Meeting for more than 40 years.

Session on Climate Engineering:

GC075 - Solar Geoengineering Benefits and Risks:  Modeling, Impacts, Analogs, Engineering, Ethics, and Governance"

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09.12.2019

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Discussion: Research in Solar Climate Intervention: a Science-Policy Conversation

9. December 2019, San Francisco / USA

"In a groundbreaking dialogue, U.S. political and scientific leaders will discuss motivations, plans and considerations for research in solar climate intervention, including emerging federal agency efforts, recent Congressional proposals, a new National Academy of Sciences study and developments in the United Nations."

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10.12.2019

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Event: ESG Speakers Series at Utrecht University – Governance of Solar Geoengineering: Linking International Climate Policies

10. December 2019, Utrecht / The Netherlands

"The Earth System Governance Speaker Series at Utrecht University is excited to host author and scholar Dr Jesse Reynolds of University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, who will share his insights on the governance of solar geoengineering with regard to international climate policies, followed by a discussion by Wageningen University’s Dr Aarti Gupta."

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11.12.2019

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C2G at COP25: Pathways to a sustainable future: governance of CO2 removal & mitigation strategies for industry

11. December 2019, Madrid / Spain

"Co-convened with CO2GeoNet and ImplementaSur, this event will examine the key role for CO2 Capture and Storage in large-scale emission reductions and removals. This side event will focus on pathways to low carbon cement and steel in Latin America. We will also offer new insights into potential market and policy mechanisms to scale up greenhouse gas mitigation strategies and carbon dioxide removal to support sustainable growth."

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11.12.2019

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C2G at COP25: The Atmosphere Restoration Accelerator: Creating a commercial market for greenhouse gas removal technologies

11. December 2019, Madrid / Spain

"Greenhouse Gas Removal (GGR) technologies such as Afforestation and Direct Air Capture are likely to play a critical role in achieving net-zero emissions.  The scaling of these technologies in line with climate model requirements has the potential to be a multi-trillion pound industry. This session explores how to create a commercial market for GGR."

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11.12.2019

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Workshop: California Air Resources Board: Carbon Neutrality: The Role of Carbon Capture, Sequestration, and Options for Utilization

11. December 2019, Sacramento, CA / USA

"Meeting Goals: Hear from experts and the public on the role of carbon capture – from both stationary sources and the atmosphere - carbon sequestration, and options for carbon utilization in achieving the State’s goal of carbon neutrality by 2045."

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