18.10.2021

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Video: Recording: ICRLP 1st Annual Conference: Research Governance for Ocean-based CDR (Institute for Carbon Removal Law and Policy)

"Ocean-based carbon dioxide removal (CDR) [1] is gaining interest among scientists, policymakers, and entrepreneurs as a strategy for reducing atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations to lessen anthropogenic climate change. Nevertheless, key questions remain unanswered about ocean-based CDR technologies, including: what is their additional carbon sequestration potential? How can we measure and verify long-term carbon sequestration? How will implementation impact the human and marine environment, and are these costs worth any proven carbon sequestration benefit? We must answer these questions before we can decide whether ocean-based CDR should be implemented at the gigaton scale. Consequently, responsible research should seek to answer these questions. Nevertheless, an ad hoc and ungoverned research agenda may itself lead to adverse environmental impacts, inequitable outcomes, and undue risk to communities and the ocean, which may subsequently erode social license and generate significant public opposition to ocean-based CDR. [2] We therefore propose a governance framework for ocean-based CDR research. Our framework aims to ensure that research is conducted in a manner that advances promising methods while eliminating excessively risky or unverifiable methods; facilitates public, rightsholder, and stakeholder engagement; and requires investigation of and transparency about risks to the human and marine environment."

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29.07.2021

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IEA: Innovation needs in the Sustainable Development Scenario

"Innovation is central to the Sustainable Development Scenario. Almost 35% of the cumulative CO2 emissions reductions seen in the Sustainable Development Scenario by 2070 compared with the current trajectory come from technologies that are currently at the prototype or demonstration phase and that will not become available at scale without further R&D (including commercial demonstrators) and technical improvements."

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05.07.2021

# Political Papers

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Luthria, Neva; et al. (2021): Policy Memo: An Approach to Scientific and Legislative Governance of Solar Radiation Modification Research in the United States

Luthria, Neva; Farrell, Steven L.; Paredes, Ingrid Joylyn (2021): Policy Memo: An Approach to Scientific and Legislative Governance of Solar Radiation Modification Research in the United States. In JSPG 18 (02). DOI: 10.38126/JSPG180207.

"We recommend that the US (1) stop blocking the UN from pursuing research into the impacts of SRM to allow for equitable governance options to be explored and (2) establish a national advisory committee on solar geoengineering."

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24.06.2021

# New Publications

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Gilmore, Elisabeth A.; Buhaug, Halvard (2021): Climate mitigation policies and the potential pathways to conflict: Outlining a research agenda

Gilmore, Elisabeth A.; Buhaug, Halvard (2021): Climate mitigation policies and the potential pathways to conflict: Outlining a research agenda. In Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, e722. DOI: 10.1002/wcc.722.

"To contribute to efforts for aligning climate policy with broader societal goals, specifically those related to sustainable development, we identify the effects of climate mitigation policy on aspects of socioeconomic development that are known determinants of conflict and evaluate the plausibility and importance of potential pathways to armed conflict and political violence."

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17.05.2021

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nature Editorial: Give research into solar geoengineering a chance

"There is no substitute for aggressive cuts in greenhouse-gas emissions. But the risks and benefits of technologies that could mitigate global warming need to be evaluated."

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06.05.2021

# New Publications

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Beal, Colin M.; King, Carey W. (2021): The zero-emissions cost of energy: a policy concept

Beal, Colin M.; King, Carey W. (2021): The zero-emissions cost of energy: a policy concept. In Prog. Energy. DOI: 10.1088/2516-1083/abef1f.

"We present a new carbon tax policy concept in which energy users would be taxed an amount equal to the cost of cleaning up the emissions that they create, wherein the tax revenues would be used to operate negative emissions technologies."

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03.05.2021

# New Publications

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Hansson, Anders; et al. (2021): Boundary Work and Interpretations in the IPCC Review Process of the Role of Bioenergy With Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS) in Limiting Global Warming to 1.5°C

Hansson, Anders; Anshelm, Jonas; Fridahl, Mathias; Haikola, Simon (2021): Boundary Work and Interpretations in the IPCC Review Process of the Role of Bioenergy With Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS) in Limiting Global Warming to 1.5°C. In Front. Clim. 3. DOI: 10.3389/fclim.2021.643224.

"This paper contributes to recent debates about the role of the IPCC, and its framing of BECCS, at the science-policy interface."

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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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