13.05.2019

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Newsletter of Week 20 of 2019

The newsletter of calendar week 20 in 2019 is now available here.


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13.05.2019

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Forbes: What If GMOs Can Fight Climate Change?

"Could this natural biological carbon cycle be harnessed to absorb more carbon from the atmosphere, store more carbon on land, or use a combination of both to produce negative emissions? Could this be achieved as a positive co-benefit of increasing productivity of crops for food, bioenergy, feed and fiber that the world will need, and thereby be of commercial value?"

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13.05.2019

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The Nation: How Carbon Farming Can Help Stop Climate Change in Its Tracks

"New agricultural methods offer hope of restoring ecological balance."

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13.05.2019

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Woodworking Network: Upcoming mechanical trees suck carbon dioxide from the air

"Twelve hundred "mechanical trees" will suck carbon dioxide from the air as part of a joint effort between Arizona State University and Ireland-based Silicon Kingdom Holdings (SKH). The 1,200 carbon-cleansing metal columns, built by Silicon Kingdom to help put a stop to climate change, would allow for the cheap removal of nearly 8,000 cars' worth of CO2 emissions per year. The technology was invented by ASU's Klaus Lackner, who directs the University's Center for Negative Carbon Emissions."

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13.05.2019

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Bloomberg: Carbon-From-Air Success Rides on Federal Support

"The U.S. will need to suck carbon out of the air in large quantities to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by mid-century, and the technology will need significant, targeted federal support to meet the challenge, a new report says. The federal government should pursue a multi-pronged approach to support direct air capture technologies and ensure they reach the scale at which they’ll be needed to meet national and global climate goals."

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13.05.2019

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BBC News: Climate change: Scientists test radical ways to fix Earth's climate

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13.05.2019

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BusinessGreen: Refreezing the poles and greening the oceans: Centre for Climate Repair launches in Cambridge

"Cambridge University has created a research unit dedicated to exploring radical approaches for repairing the Earth's climate, but concerns over geo-engineering remain.Refreezing the Earth's poles and removing CO2 from the atmosphere are just some of the potential global warming solutions that scientists from Cambridge University are to explore at a major new research centre in the city."

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13.05.2019

# New Publications

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Grieger, Khara D.; et al. (2019): Emerging risk governance for stratospheric aerosol injection as a climate management technology

Grieger, Khara D.; Felgenhauer, Tyler; Renn, Ortwin; Wiener, Jonathan; Borsuk, Mark (2019): Emerging risk governance for stratospheric aerosol injection as a climate management technology. In Environ Syst Decis 103 (46), pp. 1–12. DOI: 10.1007/s10669-019-09730-6.

"Robust governance strategies are needed to manage the many potential benefits, risks, and uncertainties related to SAI. This perspective reviews the International Risk Governance Council (IRGC)’s guidelines for emerging risk governance (ERG) as an approach for responsible consideration of SAI, given the IRGC’s experience in governing other more conventional risks. We examine how the five steps of the IRGC’s ERG guidelines would address the complex, uncertain, and ambiguous risks presented by SAI."

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13.05.2019

# Political Papers

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Rhodium Group (2019): Capturing Leadership. Policies for the US to Advance Direct Air Capture Technology

Rhodium Group (2019): Capturing Leadership. Policies for the US to Advance Direct Air Capture Technology. With assistance of John Larsen, Whitney Herndon, Mikhail Grant, Peter Marsters. Carbon180.

"This report focuses on one of these emerging carbon removal technologies: Direct Air Capture (DAC). DAC safely removes CO2 from the air using chemical filters and produces a concentrated stream of CO2 for use in products like concrete and fuels or for permanent geologic storage. Carbon180, the Linden Trust for Conservation, and the ClimateWorks Foundation asked Rhodium Group to conduct an independent analysis of the role DAC can play in supporting a decarbonized US future, its cost, and the actions required to achieve deployment at a scale that can have a global impact on reducing GHGs in the near, medium and long term."

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13.05.2019

# Calls & events

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Job at Carbon180 as policy advisor

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"Carbon180 is seeking a Policy Advisor to support our growing policy and legislative work in Washington, DC. The Policy Advisor will report to the Director of Policy and will be responsible for policy research, outreach, and related communications. This position is based in Washington, DC. Travel up to 30% is required."

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