07.05.2017

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Honegger, Matthias; et al. (2017): Climate change, negative emissions and solar radiation management: It is time for an open societal conversation

Honegger, Matthias; Münch, Steffen; Hirsch, Annette; Beuttler, Christoph; Peter, Thomas; Burns, Wil et al. (2017): Climate change, negative emissions and solar radiation management: It is time for an open societal conversation. Risk-Dialogue Foundation St.Gallen; Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (White Paper).

"An open societal conversation needs to address the emerging topic of climate engineering. The possibility of novel approaches to limit climate risk is increasingly discussed among researchers and carries important social, environmental, and ethical implications and risks. Tough questions on governance, protection against misuse, costs, benefits and risks of both climate change and climate engineering demand an open conversation in order to build a robust basis for reasoned and democratic decisions in Switzerland and indeed the whole world."

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29.04.2017

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GDAE (2017): Hope Below Our Feet. Soil as a Climate Solution

GDAE (2017): Hope Below Our Feet. Soil as a Climate Solution. With assistance of Anne-Marie Codur, Seth Itzkan, William Moomaw, Karl Thidemann, Jonathan Harris. Global Development and Environment Institute (Climate Policy Briefing, 4).

"Soils hold about three times more carbon than the atmosphere, and an increase in soil carbon content worldwide could close the “emissions gap” between carbon dioxide reductions pledged at the Paris Agreement of 2015 and those deemed necessary to limit warming to 2oC or less by 2100. To meet this challenge, several international efforts to build soil carbon have been launched, with similar measures underway in the United States."

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10.04.2017

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Mead, Leila; et al. (2017): Summary of the 45th Session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: 28-31 March 2017

Mead, Leila; Davenport, Deborah; Kosolapova, Elena; Woods, Bryndis (2017): Summary of the 45th Session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: 28-31 March 2017. In Earth Negotiations Bulletin 12 (690), pp. 1–14.

IPCC meeting report including discussion on CE.

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01.04.2017

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German Meteorological Society (2017): Statement on Climate Engineering

Deutsche Meteorologische Gesellschaft (DMG) (2017): Stellungnahme zum Climate Engineering (Mitteilungen der DMG, 01/2017).

German Meteorological Society made a statement on Climate Engineering. (German language)

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15.02.2017

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Global Priorities Project (2017): Existential Risk. Diplomacy and Governance

Global Priorities Project (2017): Existential Risk. Diplomacy and Governance.

"Geoengineering technologies like Solar Radiation Management have the potential to mitigate risks from climate change, while at the same time posing risks of their own. The current lack of international norms on acceptable research practices may well be holding back safe exploration of climate engineering options."

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11.02.2017

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Bollen, Johannes; Aalbers, Rob (2017): Biomass-Energy with Carbon Capture and Storage Should Be Used Immediately

Bollen, Johannes; Aalbers, Rob (2017): Biomass-Energy with Carbon Capture and Storage Should Be Used Immediately. CPB Netherlands Beureau for Economic Policy Analysis (CPB Policy Brief, 2017/02).

"The European Union aims at reducing its greenhouse gas emissions in 2050 by 80-95% in order to prevent climate change. In this Policy Brief we analyse the potential role of negative-emissions technology in reducing these emissions."

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09.02.2017

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POST (2017): Greenhouse Gas Removal

POST (2017): Greenhouse Gas Removal. UK Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POSTnotes, 549).

"The 2015 Paris Agreement called for a balance between sources of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions and their removal by 2100 to halt global temperature rise. This POSTnote explains why Greenhouse Gas Removal (GGR) techniques may be required to achieve this goal, outlines the benefits of and concerns about them, and considers policy options."

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09.02.2017

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Fischer, Severin (2017): Climate Policy After Paris: Inconvenient Truths

Fischer, Severin (2017): Climate Policy After Paris: Inconvenient Truths. Edited by Christian Nünlist (CSS Analyses in Security Policy, 203).

"The Paris Agreement of December 2015 fundamentally realigned the structures of international climate policy. At the same time, global targets and national measures are diverging. One direct implication is the need to consider new technology options."

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03.02.2017

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Global Priorities Project (2017): Existential Risk Diplomacy and Governance

Global Priorities Project (2017): Existential Risk Diplomacy and Governance. Future of Humanity Institute; Ministry for Foreign Affairs Finland.

"Geoengineering technologies like Solar Radiation Management have the potential to mitigate risks from climate change, while at the same time posing risks of their own. The current lack of international norms on acceptable research practices may well be holding back safe exploration of climate engineering options."

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11.01.2017

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U.S. Global Change Research Program (2017): National Global Change Research Plan 2012–2021

U.S. Global Change Research Program (2017): National Global Change Research Plan 2012–2021: A Triennial Update. Washington, D.C.

Mentiones CE at page 37. "While climate intervention cannot substitute for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to the changes in climate that occur, some types of deliberative climate intervention may someday be one of a portfolio of tools used in managing climate change."

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