13.04.2021

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SilverLining: The U.S. National Academy Of Sciences Report Recommends A Federal Research Program On Climate Intervention Strategies That Reflect Sunlight To Cool Earth: What Does It Mean?

"SilverLining is a longtime advocate for research on near-term climate risks and interventions to protect people and natural systems while society transitions to a sustainable future. For the past several years, we have been a driving force behind efforts to launch a U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS) study to develop an agenda and governance for research on climate interventions that increase the reflection of sunlight from the atmosphere to cool climate, or "solar climate intervention" (SCI)."

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13.04.2021

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Advanced Science News: Does responsible climate leadership include research into solar geoengineering?

"Very little is known about the effects of solar geoengineering interventions, and many researchers agree that research as well as deployment should be carefully governed."

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12.04.2021

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Grist: Why a landmark experiment into dimming the sun got canceled

"Who gets to decide if we research solar geoengineering?"

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08.04.2021

# New Publications

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Meckling, Jonas; Biber, Eric (2021): A policy roadmap for negative emissions using direct air capture

Meckling, Jonas; Biber, Eric (2021): A policy roadmap for negative emissions using direct air capture. In Nat Comms 12 (1), pp. 1–6. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-021-22347-1.

"We adopt a policy sequencing perspective that identifies policies that could create niche markets, building political support for later widespread deployment of direct air capture."

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08.04.2021

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Berkeley Rausser College of Natural Resources: Policy roadmaps for direct air capture of carbon

"new study out today, co-authored by associate professor of environmental science, policy, and management Jonas Meckling and published in Nature Communications, identifies and reviews strategies that could create markets and build political support for DAC deployment."

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05.04.2021

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The Conversation: Solar geoengineering is worth studying but not a substitute for cutting emissions, study finds

"Solar geoengineering strategies are very controversial within and beyond the climate science community. It is a major step forward to have 16 experts from different disciplines agree that now is the time to establish a research program on this topic."

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29.03.2021

# Political Papers

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National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (2021): Reflecting Sunlight: Recommendations for Solar Geoengineering Research and Research Governance

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (2021): Reflecting Sunlight: Recommendations for Solar Geoengineering Research and Research Governance. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/25762.

"While efforts to reduce emissions and adapt to climate impacts are the first line of defense, researchers are exploring other options to reduce warming. Solar geoengineering strategies are designed to cool Earth either by adding small reflective particles to the upper atmosphere, by increasing reflective cloud cover in the lower atmosphere, or by thinning high-altitude clouds that can absorb heat. While such strategies have the potential to reduce global temperatures, they could also introduce an array of unknown or negative consequences."

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23.03.2021

# Political Papers

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Larkin, Patricia; et al. (2021): Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage - Polarization, public confidence and decision-making

Larkin, Patricia; Bird, Stephen; Gattinger, Monica (2021): Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage - Polarization, public confidence and decision-making. University of Ottawa.

"The study consists of a review of academic, industry, and government publications, along with in-depth interviews with decision-makers from a variety of different sectors related to CCUS policy and implementation."

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23.03.2021

# New Publications

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McLaren, Duncan; Corry, Olaf (2021): The politics and governance of research into solar geoengineering

McLaren, Duncan; Corry, Olaf (2021): The politics and governance of research into solar geoengineering. In Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change. DOI: 10.1002/wcc.707.

"This review outlines ways in which research conditions or constructs solar geoengineering in diverse ways, including the forms of possible material technologies of solar geoengineering; the criteria and targets for their assessment; the scenarios in which they might be deployed; the publics which may support or oppose them; their political implications for other climate responses, and the international relationsgovernance mechanisms, and configurations of power that are presumed in order to regulate them."

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15.01.2021

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Issues in Science and Technology: How to Start Governing R&D to Mitigate Solar Radiation

"Solar radiation mitigation (SRM) is a geoengineering strategy that could reduce global average temperatures. Congress should appoint an oversight committee and begin to fund R&D."

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