26.08.2012

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Integrated Assessment of Geoengineering Proposals (IAGP)

"Integrated Assessment of Geoengineering Proposals (IAGP) is a four year research project, (October 2010 to September 2014) and is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC).  IAGP brings together a broad range of expertise, from climate modelling to philosophy and engineering to public perceptions to conduct an objective, policy-relevant assessment of geoengineering proposals."

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15.08.2012

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European Commission: Scientists sound caution on geoengineering

"A European effort involving scientists from all over Europe investigated the precise impact that some suggested geoengineering projects would have, and the results may not be want we want."

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18.07.2012

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EU Biochar project started - Biochar as option for sustainable resource management

"This COST Action connects scattered European Biochar research to enable quick implementation of intelligent material flow management systems, to maintain or improve soil quality while efficiently sequestering carbon in the long-term."

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15.06.2012

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IASS Potsdam: European Trans-disciplinary Assessment of Climate Engineering

Trans-disciplinary project in the EU 7th Framework Programme. "The goal of EuTRACE is to assess the current knowledge from the trans-disciplinary perspective of the natural sciences, engineering, economics, ethics, politics, and law, and to communicate the findings to a wide audience."

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14.05.2012

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Heriot Watt University: Heriot-Watt researchers investigate a new carbon capture method

New biochar method. "The award of £105,056 from the Leverhume Trust will investigate the carbon capture potential of biochar, a by-product of photosynthesis."

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04.05.2012

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KIel Earth Institute: DFG Priority Programm on CE (German language)

The German Science Foundation (DFG) installed a priority programm on CE, entiteled „Climate Engineering: Risks, Challenges, Opportunities?“.  Prof. Andreas Oschlies together with 18 scientists from different German universities applied for it. 

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02.05.2012

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Talk/Lecture: Clive Hamilton - Geoengineering Science, Politics and Ethics

01.05.-07.06.2012, Oxford

Lecture Series with Clive Hamilton with six lectures.

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02.05.2012

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Oxford Geoengineering: Oxford to Lead £1.3m Research Project on Geoengineering Governance

"Oxford is to lead a £1.3m research project on Climate Geoengineering Governance funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).   The work will be led from the Institute for Science, Innovation and Society, (InSIS), University of Oxford, and will also involve the Institute for Science and Ethics at Oxford together with Science and Technology Policy Research (SPRU) at the University of Sussex and the Faculty of Laws at University College London (UCL)."

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02.05.2012

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German Research Foundation (DFG): New Priority Programm on Climate Engineering

The German Research Foundation (DFG) starts ten new Priority Programms, one is on Climate Engineering. (German language)

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24.04.2012

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Australia's Government invests $2m in biochar research

"Senator Ludwig has made the announcement in Clare in the mid-north of S[outh]A[ustralia] and says, in some cases, biochar can also improve soil quality and crop yield."

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