13.05.2019

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Rhodium Group (2019): Capturing Leadership. Policies for the US to Advance Direct Air Capture Technology

Rhodium Group (2019): Capturing Leadership. Policies for the US to Advance Direct Air Capture Technology. With assistance of John Larsen, Whitney Herndon, Mikhail Grant, Peter Marsters. Carbon180.

"This report focuses on one of these emerging carbon removal technologies: Direct Air Capture (DAC). DAC safely removes CO2 from the air using chemical filters and produces a concentrated stream of CO2 for use in products like concrete and fuels or for permanent geologic storage. Carbon180, the Linden Trust for Conservation, and the ClimateWorks Foundation asked Rhodium Group to conduct an independent analysis of the role DAC can play in supporting a decarbonized US future, its cost, and the actions required to achieve deployment at a scale that can have a global impact on reducing GHGs in the near, medium and long term."

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29.04.2019

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Rep. Raskin, Jamie (2019): House Concurrent Resolution 35 on Climate Restoration

"Expressing the sense of Congress that the United States is committed to ensuring a safe and healthy climate for future generations, and to creating solutions for restoring the climate."

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21.04.2019

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C2G2: Recalibrating our work after the UNEA resolution

"It’s been an eventful start of 2019 for C2G2, and more broadly, for governing emerging approaches and technologies to tackle the climate crisis. Perhaps it’s time to check whether, or to what extent, recalibrating our work could be helpful to further facilitate raising awareness, increasing learning, and expanding the conversation among actors."

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15.04.2019

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C2G2: Five thoughts on governance

"For us, governance is an amalgam of multiple and often quite diverse processes, some formal, some less so, involving people from across society in all sorts of ways. Sometimes this leads to formal conclusions, like laws. Other times, the impact is harder to define – yet could be no less important."

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10.03.2019

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Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment: Geoengineering on the Agenda at the United Nations Environment Assembly

"The government of Switzerland with the support of 10 other countries has developed a resolution on “geoengineering and its governance.” The resolution is being considered at the 4th United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) in Nairobi, Kenya, in March 2019. UNEA is an intergovernmental forum created in 2012 to act as “the world’s highest-level decision-making body on the environment.”"

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10.03.2019

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IISD: Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB)

"On Tuesday, the fourth meeting of the  Open-ended Committee of Permanent Representatives (OECPR-4) continued its discussions in preparation for the fourth session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-4), in plenary sessions that ran in parallel with working group negotiations throughout the day. Delegates discussed the budget and programme performance of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), contributions to the 2019 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), and the Sixth Global Environment Outlook (GEO), while working groups deliberated on the text of draft resolutions and decisions to be forwarded to UNEA-4."

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06.03.2019

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SDG.IISD: Geoengineering at UNEA-4: Why the SDGs Require a Governance Debate Based on Precaution, Rights and Fairness

"Geoengineering – large-scale intentional manipulation of the Earth’s natural systems such as oceans, lands, atmosphere and carbon cycles – is increasingly being presented as a strategy to counteract, dilute or delay climate change and its effects. The UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) is expected to address the issue at its fourth session, convening in Nairobi, Kenya, from 11-15 March 2019, and should do so with caution."

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06.03.2019

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Climate Engineering: 'Climate Engineering and our climate targets – an overdue debate' (German)

"New brochure of the SPP 1689. German only"

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28.02.2019

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Centre for International Governance Innovation: Preparing for Climate Intervention Decision Making in the Global South. A Role for Canada and India

"Countries in the Global South are incentivized through funding schemes, such as the Solar Radiation Management Governance Initiative (SRMGI) Decimal Fund,1 to invest in pathways that could lead toward justification for deployment of climate intervention technologies, without adequate consideration of the social dimensions of engagement in climate intervention research."

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18.02.2019

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CEPS: Sinking to Zero: the role of carbon capture and negative emissions in EU climate policy

"The updated EU long-term climate strategy with its net-zero emissions objective and the IPCC's Special Report on the 1.5°C target prompt a renewed strategic look at negative emissions and carbon capture. Reaching net-zero greenhouse gas emissions requires more carbon sinks and other approaches to remove CO2 from the atmosphere."

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