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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29.04.2019

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Business Standard: Letters to BS: Climate geoengineering experiments are fraught with risk

"This refers to “Governing uncertainty in geoengineering” (April 23). Experiments with atmospheric and natural forces are more dangerous than containing and repairing damage. "

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01.10.2018

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IPCC: Opening Statement by Hoesung Lee

"This is one of the most important meetings in the IPCC’s history."

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23.08.2018

# New Publications

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Matzner, N.; et al. (2018): Verantwortungsvoll das Klima manipulieren? Unsicherheit und Verantwortung im Diskurs um Climate Engineering

Matzner, N.; Barben, D. (2018): Verantwortungsvoll das Klima manipulieren? Unsicherheit und Verantwortung im Diskurs um Climate Engineering. In Nina Janich, Lisa Rhein (Eds.): Unsicherheit als Herausforderung für die Wissenschaft. Berlin: Peter Lang, pp. 143–178.

"In this article, we will conduct a discourse analysis of “uncertainty” and “responsibility” in five discourse arenas – i.e., science, policy, science-policy interface, NGOs and think tanks – showing how articulations of uncertainty and responsibility vary between as well as within arenas. We will conclude that neither “uncertainty” nor “responsibility” provide any clear guidance on how to deal with CE and global warming but that, instead, one has to comprehend how divergent aspects of uncertainty and responsibility are articulated and framed such that they constitute competing approaches to governing CE and global warming."

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21.08.2018

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Rickels, W.; et al. (2018): Turning the Global Thermostat - Who, When, and How Much?

Rickels, W.; Quaas, M.; Ricke, K.; Quaas, J.; Moreno-Cruz, J.; Smulders, S. (2018): Turning the Global Thermostat - Who, When, and How Much? Hg. v. Kiel Earth Institut. Kiel (Kiel Working Paper, 2110). Online verfügbar unter https://www.ifw-kiel.de/de/experten/ifw-researcher-internal/wilfried-rickels/turning-the-global-thermostat-who-when-and-how-much/.

"Engineering the climate via Solar Radiation Management (SRM) is increasingly considered as a component of future climate policies. We study the strategic incentives for countries to choose the level of SRM at different times in the future, accounting for the regionally uneven effect of SRM on climate variables, heterogeneous preferences of countries for the state of the global climate, and climate change adjusted GDP growth rates."

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04.07.2018

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Federal Ministry of Education and Research Germany (2018): Statement on Geoengineering and Climate Crisis

Kleine Anfrage der Abgeordneten Lisa Badum, Kai Gehring, u. a. und der Fraktion BÜNDNIS 90/DIE GRÜNEN. "Geoengineering und Klimakrise", BT-Drs. 19/2586

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09.06.2018

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Fringe FM: Jamais Cascio on Forecasting the Future, Climate Change and Geoengineering and the Biggest Threats to Human Civilization

"Jamais Cascio (@cascio) is a writer, speaker and futurist that focuses on the intersection of emerging technologies, environmental dilemmas, and cultural transformation, specializing in the design and creation of plausible scenarios of the future – writing mainly on the importance of long-term, systemic thinking, emphasizing the power of openness, transparency and flexibility as catalysts for building a more resilient society at openthefuture.org."

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04.06.2018

# New Publications

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Moreno-Cruz, Juan B.; et al. (2018): An Economic Anatomy of Optimal Climate Policy

Moreno-Cruz, Juan B.; Wagner, Gernot; Keith, David W. (2018): An Economic Anatomy of Optimal Climate Policy. Munich Society for the Promotion of Economic Research ‐ CESifo (CESifo Working Papers).

"This paper introduces geoengineering into an optimal control model of climate change economics. Together with mitigation and adaptation, carbon and solar geoengineering span the universe of possible climate policies. Their wildly different characteristics have important implications for climate policy."

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04.06.2018

# New Publications

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Buck, Holly Jean (2018): The politics of negative emissions technologies and decarbonization in rural communities

Buck, Holly Jean (2018): The politics of negative emissions technologies and decarbonization in rural communities. In Glob. Sustain. 1, p. 327. DOI: 10.1017/sus.2018.2.

"This paper analyzes prospective challenges for negative emissions through examining how decarbonization practices are evolving in one particular landscape: the Imperial Valley in southeast California, a desert landscape engineered for industrial agriculture. Based on semi-structured interviews and site visits, this paper examines how community actors have received, participated in, imagined or contested new energy technologies and climate practices, and draws out takeaways for negative emissions policy."

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04.06.2018

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Geoengineering Monitor: Geoengineering and the UNFCCC process: Spring 2018 update

"In 2018, pressure is rising for geoengineering to formally enter the UNFCCC negotiation process in some way or another. It has in recent years been a hot topic in the UNFCCC corridors, but it’s unclear if and how it will land in the official negotiation process. What is clear, however, is that bringing geoengineering into the mainstream of international climate policy carries a great risk of normalizing geoengineering as a legitimate response to climate change."

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