07.09.2020

# Projects

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Energy.gov: FOA 2187 and FOA 2188 Project Selections

"The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy has selected 9 projects for cost-shared research and development under the funding opportunity announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0002187, Carbon Capture Research and Development (R&D): Engineering Scale Testing from Coal- and Natural Gas-Based Flue Gas and Initial Engineering Design for Industrial Sources."

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01.09.2020

# New Publications

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Horton, Joshua B.; Koremenos, Barbara (2020): Steering and Influence in Transnational Climate Governance: Nonstate Engagement in Solar Geoengineering Research

Horton, Joshua B.; Koremenos, Barbara (2020): Steering and Influence in Transnational Climate Governance: Nonstate Engagement in Solar Geoengineering Research. In Global Environmental Politics 20 (3), pp. 93–111. DOI: 10.1162/glep_a_00572.

"Theorists of transnational climate governance (TCG) seek to account for the increasing involvement of nonstate and substate actors in global climate policy. While transnational actors have been present in the emerging field of solar geoengineering—a novel technology intended to reflect a fraction of sunlight back to space to reduce climate impacts—many of their most significant activities, including knowledge dissemination, scientific capacity building, and conventional lobbying, are not captured by the TCG framework."

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17.08.2020

# New Publications

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Zelikova, Tamara Jane (2020): The future of carbon dioxide removal must be transdisciplinary

Zelikova, Tamara Jane (2020): The future of carbon dioxide removal must be transdisciplinary. In Interface Focus. 10 (5), p. 20200038. DOI: 10.1098/rsfs.2020.0038.

"This CDR-themed issue brings together diverse perspectives in order to identify opportunities to integrate across CDR disciplines, create a more holistic research agenda and inform how CDR is deployed. The individual papers within the issue discuss engineered and nature-based CDR approaches as well as the broader social and behavioural dimensions of CDR development and deployment."

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03.08.2020

# New Publications

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McKinnon, Catriona (2020): The Panglossian politics of the geoclique

McKinnon, Catriona (2020): The Panglossian politics of the geoclique. In Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 23 (5), pp. 584–599. DOI: 10.1080/13698230.2020.1694216.

"Two prominent geoengineering researchers have recently argued that the risk of termination shock could be minimised through the adoption of ‘relatively simple’ policies. This paper shows their arguments to be premised on heroically optimistic assumptions about the prospects for global cooperation and sustained trust in an SRM deployment scenario. The paper argues that worst-case scenarios are the right place to start in thinking about the governance of SRM."

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29.07.2020

# Calls & events

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Job: Research Associate (Fixed Term) at the Cambridge Judge Business School

Deadline: 06. September 2020

"The Research Associate will support a new pan-European, multi-institution consortium (NEGEM) focused on assessing carbon dioxide gas removal (CDR) options such as bioenergy with CCS (BECCS), direct air capture of CO2 with CO2 storage (DACCS), enhanced weathering, afforestation, soil carbon sequestration and other negative emissions technologies and practices (NETPs)."

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20.07.2020

# Media

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NHPR: Outside/In: Is Geoengineering Crazy Enough To Work, Or Just Plain Crazy?

"Ever since the threat of climate change was first made public, scientists have offered the possibility of a get-out-of-jail-free card: geoengineering. Reducing emissions is hard, so why not just engineer the Earth's atmosphere more to our liking?  Decades later, the science of geoengineering is still in its infancy, but a growing number of researchers are trying to change that. Should they?"

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20.07.2020

# Media

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EDF Press Release: House Appropriations Moves Much Needed Support for Clean Energy Industry

"Key provisions in the FY2021 Energy/Water Appropriations bill include [...] $1.25 billion to build demonstrations in negative emissions technologies and carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) technologies and improve infrastructure at national laboratories."

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29.06.2020

# Political Papers

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National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (2020): Solar Geoengineering Research Governance: Proceedings of a Workshop—in Brief

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (2020): Solar Geoengineering Research Governance: Proceedings of a Workshop—in Brief. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/25811

"In a workshop held in September 2019, the National Academies convened experts to inform a larger study on solar geoengineering. Workshop participants discussed the governance of research at international, national, and sub-national scales and explored research governance mechanisms that might be applied to climate intervention research. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions for the workshop."

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29.06.2020

# Political Papers

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National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (2020): Developing a Research Agenda for Solar Geoengineering Strategies: Proceedings of a Workshop—in Brief

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (2020): Developing a Research Agenda for Solar Geoengineering Strategies: Proceedings of a Workshop—in Brief. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/25815

"In a workshop held in August 2019, the National Academies convened experts to inform a larger study on solar geoengineering. Workshop participants discussed the current status of, and future directions for research on solar geoengineering strategies, including stratospheric aerosol injection, marine cloud brightening, and cirrus cloud thinning. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions for the workshop."

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29.06.2020

# Political Papers

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Union of Concerned Scientists: Issue Brief: Strengthening Public Input on Solar Geoengineering Research

"What’s needed for decisionmaking on atmospheric experiments."

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