17.09.2019

# Media

0 Comments

BAM2020: Will the Next President Spearhead Climate Restoration?

"Most 2020 Presidential candidates agree we face a "climate emergency" and have plans to achieve net-zero carbon emissions to slow global warming.  It is imperative that candidates also embrace bold Climate Restoration solutions that are urgently needed to reverse global warming and restore a healthy climate. A new coalition, Build A Movement 2020 (BAM2020) is calling for Climate Restoration Emergency Action (CREA) to rapidly deploy technologies for CO2 removal and to restore Arctic ice."

LINK


Read more »

16.09.2019

# Media

0 Comments

Geden, Oliver; Schenuit, Felix (2019): Climate neutrality as long-term strategy. The EU’s Net Zero Target and Its Consequences for Member States

Geden, Oliver; Schenuit, Felix (2019): Climate neutrality as long-term strategy. The EU’s Net Zero Target and Its Consequences for Member States. In swp (C 33), pp. 1–4. DOI: 10.18449/2019C33.

"As a traditional frontrunner in international climate policy, the European Union (EU) is under great pressure to meet global expectations. In 2020, it must present its long-term decarbonisation strategy to the United Nations. Political attention has so far focussed on the lack of consensus among the Member States on whether they should adopt the European Commission’s proposed goal of “greenhouse gas neutrality” by 2050."

LINK


Read more »

09.09.2019

# Media

0 Comments

MIT Technology Review: Four tech takeaways from the climate town hall

"And why it matters that millions got to see US presidential candidates defend their competing plans for the single biggest issue of our age."

LINK


Read more »

13.05.2019

# Political Papers

0 Comments

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."

LINK


Read more »

29.04.2019

# Media

0 Comments

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. "

LINK


Read more »

01.10.2018

# Political Papers

0 Comments

IPCC: Opening Statement by Hoesung Lee

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

LINK


Read more »

23.08.2018

# New Publications

0 Comments

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."

LINK


Read more »

21.08.2018

# New Publications

0 Comments

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."

LINK


Read more »

04.07.2018

# Political Papers

0 Comments

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

LINK


Read more »

09.06.2018

# Media

0 Comments

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."

LINK


Read more »