27.11.2017

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Dooley, Kate; Kartha, Sivan (2017): Land-based negative emissions. Risks for climate mitigation and impacts on sustainable development

Dooley, Kate; Kartha, Sivan (2017): Land-based negative emissions. Risks for climate mitigation and impacts on sustainable development. In Int Environ Agreements 354 (13), p. 182. DOI: 10.1007/s10784-017-9382-9.

"We argue that this is two to three times greater than the amount of land-based NETs that can be realistically assumed, given critical social objectives and ecological constraints. Embarking on a pathway that assumes unrealistically large amounts of future NETs could lead society to set near-term targets that are too lenient and thus greatly overshoot the carbon budget, without a way to undo the damage. Pathways consistent with 1.5 °C that rely on smaller amounts of NETs, however, could prove viable. This paper presents a framework for assessing the risks associated with negative emissions in the context of equity and sustainable development."

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20.11.2017

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ABC Live: COP23 Warns Against Risks of Climate Engineering

"Climate Engineering, or climate intervention, is risky but needs to be explored as a supplement – not as a ‘Plan B’ – to greenhouse gas emissions reduction, said experts at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23), in Bonn, Germany."

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17.11.2017

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UN News Centre: Climate engineering is risky, but should be explored, experts say at UN conference

"Climate engineering, or climate intervention, is risky but needs to be explored as a supplement – not as a 'Plan B' – to greenhouse gas emissions reduction, said experts at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23), in Bonn, Germany. "

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09.11.2017

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MIT Technology Review: Why This Geoengineering Pioneer’s Worst Nightmare Is a Trump Tweet

"Harvard professor David Keith worries that politicians opposed to emissions cuts will “recklessly” promote altering the atmosphere instead."

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30.10.2017

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Carbon Brief: Who will deliver the negative emissions needed to avoid 2C warming?

"With every year that global carbon emissions don’t fall, it becomes more likely that human society will need to turn to more unconventional options to slow the accumulation of CO2 in the atmosphere. “Negative emissions”, also known as “carbon dioxide removal” (CDR), refers to a group of approaches and technologies that take CO2 from the atmosphere and store it on land, underground or in the oceans."

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18.10.2017

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Welt: Planetary parasol against climate change (German)

German newspaper article on recent CE debates and climate policy.

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16.10.2017

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Sputnik News: How Geoengineering Became a Whip for US President Trump

"Geoengineering has seen a surge of publicity recently, thanks to a Berlin conference on the issue. This is a story of how a scientific field became clumsily weaponized against the president of the US."

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14.10.2017

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The Guardian: Geoengineering is not a quick fix for climate change, experts warn Trump

"Leading researchers and campaigners express concern that geoengineering research could be used as an excuse not to reduce CO2 emissions"

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11.10.2017

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Nature: Climate meetings pose serious test in the Trump era

"Annual jamborees fail to ignite public passion but are crucial to progress on global-warming."

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10.10.2017

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Energie & Management: Climate protection instead of climate engineering

German article about NGOs opposing CE research at CEC17 conference.

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