19.07.2021

# Calls & events

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Call for Applications: FY 2022 Notice of Funding Opportunity

Deadline: 18. October 2021

"In FY22, ERB is soliciting proposals on atmospheric aerosols and their potential roles in solar climate intervention methods. The main focus areas of this competition are: improving numerical model representations of these proposed intervention approaches; and using models to assess the impacts of these aerosol perturbations on Earth’s radiative balance, atmospheric chemical processes, dynamics, weather, and climate."

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19.07.2021

# Media

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IEEE Spectrum: Engineers: You Can Disrupt Climate Change

"Decarbonization, carbon capture, and solar-radiation management will provide work for decades to come."

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19.07.2021

# New Publications

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Reynolds, Jesse L. (2021): Earth system interventions as technologies of the Anthropocene

Reynolds, Jesse L. (2021): Earth system interventions as technologies of the Anthropocene. In Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions 40, pp. 132–146. DOI: 10.1016/j.eist.2021.06.010.

"This paper identifies more than a dozen social, political, and ethical challenges that are common across many of the emerging technological ESIs. Governance could mitigate and manage these issues, and it would be made more effective and robust by understanding and treating new ESIs as such and as a potentially transformative set of innovations in human-Earth system relations."

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12.07.2021

# New Publications

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Neukermans, Armand; et al. (2021): Methods for Dispersal of Precipitated Calcium Carbonate for Stratospheric Aerosol Injection

Neukermans, Armand, Gary Cooper, Jack Foster, Lee Galbraith, and Sudhanshu Jain (2021): Methods for Dispersal of Precipitated Calcium Carbonate for Stratospheric Aerosol Injection. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology. https://doi.org/10.1175/jtech-d-20-0205.1.

‌"Two methods for the laboratory-scale formation of aerosols of nanosized particles of precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC), for potential use in Stratospheric Aerosol Injection (SAI), a Solar Radiation Management (SRM) technique, are described."

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07.07.2021

# New Publications

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Florin, Marie-Valentine (2021): Combatting climate change through a portfolio of approaches

Florin, Marie-Valentine (2021): Combatting climate change through a portfolio of approaches. EPFL International Risk Governance Center (IRGC).

"This piece elaborates on IRGC’s report on governance issues related to climate engineering."

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05.07.2021

# Media

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Der Standard: Geoengineering: Providing shade for the earth (German)

Austrian newspaper article about SRM. 

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05.07.2021

# Political Papers

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Luthria, Neva; et al. (2021): Policy Memo: An Approach to Scientific and Legislative Governance of Solar Radiation Modification Research in the United States

Luthria, Neva; Farrell, Steven L.; Paredes, Ingrid Joylyn (2021): Policy Memo: An Approach to Scientific and Legislative Governance of Solar Radiation Modification Research in the United States. In JSPG 18 (02). DOI: 10.38126/JSPG180207.

"We recommend that the US (1) stop blocking the UN from pursuing research into the impacts of SRM to allow for equitable governance options to be explored and (2) establish a national advisory committee on solar geoengineering."

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05.07.2021

# New Publications

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Biermann, Frank (2021): It is dangerous to normalize solar geoengineering research

Biermann, Frank (2021): It is dangerous to normalize solar geoengineering research. In Nature 595 (7865), p. 30. DOI: 10.1038/d41586-021-01724-2.

"We disagree with your view that research into solar geoengineering as a means to cool the planet should be given “a chance” (Nature 593, 167; 2021)."

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29.06.2021

# Media

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The Conversation: Solar geoengineering could limit global warming, but Canada should study risks and benefits first

"Canadian climate policy has yet to address solar geoengineering, but the government acknowledges the need to understand the implications of these hypothesized technologies."

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28.06.2021

# New Publications

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Honegger, Matthias; et al. (2021): Potential implications of solar radiation modification for achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals

Honegger, Matthias; Michaelowa, Axel; Pan, Jiahua (2021): Potential implications of solar radiation modification for achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. In Mitig Adapt Strat Glob Change 26 (5), pp. 1–20. DOI: 10.1007/s11027-021-09958-1.

"Based on expert elicitation involving over 30 individuals with backgrounds across the domains of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we identify a broad range of potential implications of solar radiation modification for the SDGs."

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