13.09.2021

# Calls & events

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Job: Associate Director, Industry (Climateworks Foundation)

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"Working directly with the Program Director, the Associate Director, Industry will support and guide the industry program as it expands rapidly. In addition to overall program management and strategy development, the Associate Director will lead our Buy Clean initiative on public procurement of greenhouse-gas-intensive industrial commodities, like steel and cement. This portfolio fosters markets for climate-safe commodities in the United States, Europe, and China. The Associate Director will develop strategies in cooperation with the Program Director, identify potential partner and grantee organizations, do oversight and due diligence on our grantmaking, define and evaluate metrics for program performance, contribute to expanding the field of funders in this area, and build a cohesive coalition of stakeholders through effective communication and capacity building. The Associate Director will work with program staff, grantees, funders, and other stakeholders to accelerate change in large and powerful industries. This person must thrive in collaborative environments, be comfortable working in different geographies, and be able to synthesize many types of knowledge to understand how to create political and social change in this sector."

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13.09.2021

# Calls & events

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Job: Program Associate, Carbon Dioxide Removal (Climateworks Foundation)

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"The Program Associate provides high-level project support to the ClimateWorks Senior Program Director for the Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) Program. The CDR Program is one of several high-profile portfolios that sit within the ClimateWorks Programs team and report to Vice Presidents of Programs. The Associate helps to scope and make grants, support the team in organizing events and preparing materials, including reports and presentations, that help to enhance funder CDR understanding."

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13.09.2021

# New Publications

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Otto, Danny; et al. (2021): Exploring Narratives on Negative Emissions Technologies in the Post-Paris Era

Otto, Danny; Thoni, Terese; Wittstock, Felix; Beck, Silke (2021): Exploring Narratives on Negative Emissions Technologies in the Post-Paris Era. In Front. Clim. 3. DOI: 10.3389/fclim.2021.684135.

"Negative Emissions Technologies (NETs)—technologies that remove additional greenhouse gases (GHGs) from the atmosphere—are receiving greater political attention. They are introduced as a backstop method for achieving temperature targets. A focal point in the discussions on NETs are the emission and mitigation pathways assessed by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Drawing on perspectives from Science & Technology Studies (STS) and discourse analysis, the paper explores the emergence of narratives about NETs and reconstructs how the treatment of NETs within IPCC assessments became politicized terrain of configuration for essentially conflicting interests concerning long-term developments in the post-Paris regime."

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13.09.2021

# Media

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Podcast: Research ethics in geoengineering - Jude Galbraith

"How do ethics considerations affect the choices made by researchers as they propose and optimise geoengineering models?"

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13.09.2021

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Podcast: Carbon Removal Newsroom: Biochar, carbon dioxide removal in the US, and geoengineering

"This week on Carbon Removal Newsroom, we’re starting off with an overview of biochar and discussing the main questions and concerns around this technology, including: How does biochar compare to other Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) methods? There is a lot of interest in making biochar, but does the market exist to use it? What can governments do to help scale up the use of biochar as a carbon removal technique? Are any governments taking action yet? Next, we transition to the CDR policy agenda in the United States. We look at the California Climate Crisis Act (AB 1395), which would Codify California’s commitment to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions as soon as possible and no later than 2045. If passed, this bill will set California on course to design a more comprehensive policy framework for CDR than exists in any state so far."

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13.09.2021

# New Publications

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Kravitz, Ben; Sikka, Tina (2021): Conducting more inclusive solar geoengineering research: A feminist science framework

Kravitz, Ben; Sikka, Tina (2021): Conducting more inclusive solar geoengineering research: A feminist science framework. In arXiv.org Physics and Society. Available online at https://arxiv.org/abs/2109.04217.

"Solar geoengineering, or deliberate climate modification, has been receiving increased attention in recent years. Given the far-reaching consequences of any potential solar geoengineering deployments, it is prudent to identify inherent biases, blind spots, and other potential issues at all stages of the research process. Here we articulate a feminist science-based framework to concretely describe how solar geoengineering researchers can be more inclusive of different perspectives, in the process illuminating potential implicit bias and enhancing the conclusions that can be gained from their studies. Importantly, this framework is an adoptable method of practice that can be refined, with the aim of conducting better research in solar geoengineering. As an illustration, we retrospectively apply this framework to a well-read solar geoengineering study, improving transparency by revealing its implicit values, conclusions made from its evidence base, and the methodologies that study pursues. We conclude with a set of recommendations for the geoengineering research community whereby more inclusive research can become a regular part of practice. Throughout this process, we illustrate how feminist science scholars can use this approach to study climate modeling."

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13.09.2021

# Media

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The Hill: A realistic response to the climate wake-up call

"Leaders across the world raised the alarm in response to the latest assessment of climate change by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Christiana Figueres, the former executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change said, 'This is a massive wake-up call that is sounding yet another alarm bell.' Al Gore warned 'There is no time left to waste,' and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said, 'A code red for humanity.'"

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13.09.2021

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Politico: The perils of making rules for climate manipulation

"If humanity decides to tinker with Earth's thermostat, there are going to have to be some rules on how to control the dial. Many ideas for technologies to combat global warming by intervening in planetary systems — sometimes called geoengineering — are still in the research phase. But with climate change already taking hold, some could end up getting used."

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10.09.2021

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Yale Environment 360: How Adding Rock Dust to Soil Can Help Get Carbon into the Ground

"Researchers are finding that when pulverized rock is applied to agricultural fields, the soil pulls far more carbon from the air and crop yields increase. More studies are underway, but some scientists say this method shows significant benefits for farmers and the climate."

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10.09.2021

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The Hill: The climate crisis requires every tool we've got, including carbon removal

"Wake up people. Have you read the United Nations latest climate report? I hope alarm bells are going off. With climate-fueled floods on the East Coast and fires on the West Coast, humanity is in trouble. The younger generations and unborn are at risk. The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report warns that the climate impacts we’re already facing today will continue to intensify unless we tackle the climate crisis. Unsurvivable storm surges and heatwaves, intense and amplified hurricanes and raging wildfires that are only going to occur more and faster. Fortunately, we have the tools to change course. We just need to ensure they’re used responsibly, like any tool."

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