14.07.2018

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German Bundestag (2018): Risk Assessment of Climate Engineering

Committee on Education, Research and Technology Assessment/Answer - 12. July 2018 (hib 515/2018)

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04.07.2018

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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

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28.05.2018

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Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (2018): The UK government’s view on geo-engineering. Geoengineering position update May 2018

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (2018): The UK government’s view on geo-engineering. Geoengineering position update May 2018. With assistance of Cathy Johnson. UK Government.

"The Government has no current policies to deploy specific GGR technologies beyond existing commitments to plant 11 million trees in England, to increase the amount of UK timber used in construction, and to restore peatland. [...] The UK Government is not commissioning further research into SRM, but the World Climate Research Programme’s (WCRP’s) Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project (GeoMIP), is investigating the effects which SRM would have on the climate."

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28.05.2018

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Kreuter, Judith (2018): Climate engineering & political decision-making. The polarity in academic debate

Kreuter, Judith (2018): Climate engineering & political decision-making. The polarity in academic debate. Innovations in Climate Governance (INOGROV Policy Brief, 4).

"This INOGOV policy brief analyses the importance of polarity in academic debate surrounding climate engineering. It discusses the fact that while climate engineering approaches cannot yet be considered ‘physically tangible technological objects’ because they have not been implemented on a large scale; there is currently a unique opportunity to actively and critically shape the way in which we consider these approaches in the political debate."

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26.05.2018

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Honegger, Matthias; et al. (2018): Carbon Removal and Solar Geoengineering: Potential implications for delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals

Honegger, Matthias; Derwent, Henry; Harrison, Nicholas; Michaelowa, Axel; Schäfer, Stefan (2018): Carbon Removal and Solar Geoengineering: Potential implications for delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals. Carnegie Climate Geoengineering Governance Initiative (C2G2). New York.

"C2G2, together with three partner organisations, worked with experts from over 20 countries to establish what we know, and what we don’t know, about how Carbon Removal and Solar Geoengineering technologies might affect the SDGs. Research indicates that at least three quarters of the SDGs would likely be affected in some way if large-scale Carbon Removal or Solar Geoengineering were to be deployed. Should they prove feasible, effective and desirable, these technologies might contribute to limiting the impact of climate change on the SDGs."

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24.05.2018

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UNEP: Briefing on CE - Post-meeting Resources

UNEP meeting on CE held 22 May.

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10.04.2018

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Lempert, Robert J.; et al. (2018): Is Climate Restoration an Appropriate Climate Policy Goal?

Lempert, Robert J.; Marangoni, Giacomo; Keller, Klaus; Duke, Jessica (2018): Is Climate Restoration an Appropriate Climate Policy Goal? RAND Corporation (RR-2442-RC).

"This report offers an initial exploration of the concept of climate restoration — that is, approaches that seek to return atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases to preindustrial levels within one to two generations. Using a simple integrated assessment model, the analysis examines climate restoration through the lens of risk management under conditions of deep uncertainty, exploring the technology, economic, and policy conditions under which it might be possible to achieve various climate restoration goals and the conditions under which society might be better off with (rather than without) a climate restoration goal. This report also explores near-term actions that might help manage the risks of climate restoration."

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09.04.2018

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National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (2018): Land Management Practices for Carbon Dioxide Removal and Reliable Sequestration - in Brief

National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (2018): Land Management Practices for Carbon Dioxide Removal and Reliable Sequestration - in Brief. Washington, D.C.: National Academies Press.

"Carbon dioxide removal (CDR) techniques, which aim to remove and sequester excess carbon from the atmosphere, have been identified as an important part of the portfolio of responses to climate change and have been garnering increased attention. Forests, grasslands, agricultural lands, and soils are significant reservoirs of carbon. As the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere has increased, there is growing interest in land management practices that can enhance the uptake and storage of carbon."

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09.04.2018

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Center for Carbon Removal (2018): Annual Report 2017

Center for Carbon Removal (2018): Annual Report 2017.

"Center for Carbon Removal is building a movement around carbon removal combining scientific rigor, real world acumen, and energetic innovation. Our dedicated staff flex their brain muscles every day to research and convene like the wind. We're thrilled to see the field growing to encompass so many voices: community leaders, entrepreneurs, bright-eyed researchers, and readers who care. With brand new opportunities for engagement and progress taking shape all the time, we want you to know where we've been and where we're going."

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09.04.2018

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C2G2 (2018): Our Approach

C2G2 (2018): Our Approach. Carnegie Climate Geoengineering Governance Initiative (C2G2). New York.

"Our approach is to hold a global, informed, consultative and transparent society-wide discussion on how to govern these emerging technologies. C2G2 encourages dialogues, convenes and provides a platform for government, intergovernmental and non-state actor policymakers to discuss these difficult issues."

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