28.10.2019

# Media

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GreenBiz: The sensible, sexy and strange world of carbontech

"The idea of pulling CO2 out of the air and turning it into a product to be sold for profit has been attracting a lot of attention lately, and even a few dollars. And the number of startups working in carbon capture and use (CCU), also known as carbontech, has ballooned in recent years."

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28.10.2019

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Mongabay: $85 million initiative to scale up agroforestry in Africa announced

"A coalition of NGOs recently announced “the biggest land restoration project ever seen,” starting with an $85 million project to scale up agroforestry in Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi, Zambia, Kenya and Ethiopia."

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28.10.2019

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Carbon Brief: Guest post by Prof. Duncan McLaren: The problem with net-zero emissions targets

"However, our newly published research – based on findings from expert interviews and stakeholder deliberations – suggests that combining emissions reductions and negative emissions into a single target of reaching “net-zero” may create problems. These could include delayed emissions cuts, but also insufficient focus on developing negative emissions technologies."

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25.10.2019

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MIT News: MIT engineers develop a new way to remove carbon dioxide from air

"A new way of removing carbon dioxide from a stream of air could provide a significant tool in the battle against climate change. The new system can work on the gas at virtually any concentration level, even down to the roughly 400 parts per million currently found in the atmosphere."

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25.10.2019

# New Publications

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Hulme, Mike (2019): Is it too late (to stop dangerous climate change)? An editorial

Hulme, Mike (2019): Is it too late (to stop dangerous climate change)? An editorial. In Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change. DOI: 10.1002/wcc.619.

"This editorial introduces a WIREs Climate Change Special Collection of nine Opinion Articles, each answering the question, “Is it too late (to stop dangerous climate change)?” Given the rising sense of urgency—and for some despair—to arrest climate change, the nine invited authors were asked to develop their own answer to this question, or indeed to challenge its framing. What might “too late” mean? Too late for what exactly, or for whom? What effect might the language of “too late” have on the public imagination, on political discourse, and on academic research?"

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25.10.2019

# Media

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Forbes: The Biggest Threat To Climate Science Comes From Climate Advocates

"Ever since the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was created more than three decades ago, it has faced challenges to its legitimacy. Over that time, these threats came almost exclusively from those opposed to action on climate change. Now that seems to be changing."

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25.10.2019

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Wired: Can Tiny Glass Beads Keep Arctic Ice From Melting? Maaaybe

"A geoengineering nonprofit wants to spread silicate beads over polar sea ice to prevent the absorption of heat, but some scientists have their doubts."

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25.10.2019

# Political Papers

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C2G: Evidence Brief: Governing Marine Carbon Dioxide Removal and Solar Radiation Modification

"This briefing summarises the latest evidence around Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) and Solar Radiation Modification (SRM) techniques related to the marine environment. It describes a range of techniques currently under consideration, exploring their technical readiness, current research, applicable governance frameworks, and other socio-political considerations. It also provides an overview of key instruments relevant for the governance of marine CDR and SRM."

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25.10.2019

# Political Papers

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C2G: Policy Brief: Governing Marine Carbon Dioxide Removal

"Marine CDR techniques are for the most part theoretical, but if ever deployed, some could create large and potentially long-term risks and governance challenges. We do not yet know enough about the risks, costs and potential benefits, or governance requirements, to understand if marine CDR techniques could be viable, or – if so – whether, when or how to deploy them at scale."

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25.10.2019

# Calls & events

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Event: Law, Justice and Development Week 2019

04 - 07 November 2019, Washington, D.C. / USA

Featuring a panel on "Technology Innovation for Climate Action: Legal and Governance Aspects".

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LINK to register (Deadline: 27 October 2019)


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