11.07.2016

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Project: Carnegie Climate Geoengineering Governance Project

"The Project will build on the best available assessments of the science (physical, economic, and social) as well as of the policy options available for potential governance framework (such as those being considered by the Academic Working Group on International Governance of Solar Climate Engineering, aka AWG). [...] The preparatory phase of the Project is under way. The full-scale project will, however, be only announced toward the end of 2016. The Project is expected to last into the next decade."

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03.07.2016

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Project: Geoengineering Research Governance Project

"The Geoengineering Research Governance Project (GRGP) is a joint initiative of the University of Calgary, IASS-Potsdam and the University of Oxford. It seeks to enhance understanding about the complex issues posed by proposed geoengineering techniques, and to analyse the changes required in governance and legal frameworks necessary to enable effective oversight in this space in line with accepted principles."

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19.05.2016

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Climeworks company: Press release on UN Climate Change Conferenc

"To achieve climate targets, e.g. reducing global warming to 1.5°C, CO2 might have to be extracted from atmospheric air on a gigaton scale. There are only a few negative emission technologies with the potential to capture and store the
necessary amounts of CO2 until 2100: In combination with storage technology Climeworks’ Direct Air Capture technology (DAC) is one of these. The implementation of the COP21 Paris agreement will be discussed at the Bonn UNFCCC Climate Change Conference (May 16th to 26th) – the Swiss cleantech startup Climeworks will be able to inform the members of the conference about the need for negative emission technologies and its DAC technology at a trade show booth."

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07.05.2016

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Project: Carbon Removal Society

"Carbon Removal Society is our semi-private community for people interested in carbon removal as a strategy to fix climate change." (no further information without invitation)

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05.05.2016

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Technological Proposal: The ISA Procedure for Climate Cooling

"The following report is a contribution to climate protection and constitutes a procedure for climate protection that
will prevent a further increase of greenhouse gases. The procedure is based on specific chemical and biological
processes that reduce CO2 and methane. This is achieved by releasing a solid or gaseous iron compound into the atmosphere by means of combustion or carrier gases."

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02.05.2016

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Arab-German Young Academy: Arab and German Perspectives on Controversially Perceived Technologies and Subjects

New project on technological controversies including CE.

"Arab and German Perspectives on Controversially Perceived Technologies and Subjects. - The project aims at reflecting upon current controversies in the Arab world and Germany on the use of different technologies regarding Nature Conservation, Wastewater Treatment, Climate Engineering, Solar Energy and Biomass Usage."

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23.04.2016

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Project: Solar Radiation Management: Foresight for Governance (SRM4G)

About the foresight workshops by IASS and Foresight Inteligence. "SRM4G is the latest in a growing number of scenario development exercises on the topic of climate engineering (previous examples include Milkoreit et al. 2011; Banerjee et al. 2013; Bellamy & Healey 2014; Boettcher et al. 2015). One of the longest-running scenario projects of its kind in the field, it has arguably produced the most detailed results."

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13.04.2016

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ARPA-E: Rhizosphere Observations Optimizing Terrestrial Sequestration (ROOTS)

"Improving the ability for plants to store carbon in the soil has the potential to significantly reduce atmospheric CO2 levels. The ROOTS program is making up to $30 million in funding available to pursue technologies that develop new crop breeding approaches for improved root and soil function that will help plants to store more carbon in the ground and take up nutrients and water more efficiently."

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02.03.2016

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Project: Harvard grants for solar geoengineering

"The Keith Group is grateful to have been the lead recipient of three grants from internal Harvard programs over the past few months: The Star Family Challenge for Scientific Research, The Weatherhead Initiative Research Cluster in International Affairs, and The Harvard Climate Solutions Fund. We thank these generous programs for funding research on a variety of important topics related to solar geoengineering. Grants with a total value of 450 $k (without overhead) will enable researchers to address key scientific and governance questions surrounding solar geoengineering:"

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20.02.2016

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Project: Cool Planet (Biochar)

"Cool Planet is a technology company that is developing Engineered Biocarbon™ and hydrocarbon products to address three of the world’s largest markets: food, water, and energy, . Currently we are commercializing Cool Terra® an engineered biocarbon product that helps to improve soil health, as well as Cool Fauna™ for use in animal nutrition. Our Cool Terra® engineered biocarbon product sequesters carbon and creates value for the agriculture, water, and livestock industries."

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