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The precarious myth of geoengineering

Can we reach the sun with pseudo-fixes such as pumping carbon underground or aerosols over ground? Or are climate change solutions such as solar radiation management and CCS examples of pure hubris, posing an immense risk for humanity?

Investors reward CICERO Second Opinions

Investors in the green bond market have awarded CICERO Center for International Climate Research as the best provider of external reviews. This is the second international award for CICERO’s work on green bonds in a month’s time.

How talking to investors makes the world a greener place

Investors have rated CICERO as the best independent review provider in the Environmental Finance Green Bond Awards. This is the second international award for CICERO Climate Finance in a month’s time, rewarding a decade of work with green bonds. Time to look back at how it all began … and forward at the development of green investments.

Does the carbon budget mean the end of fossil fuels?

No, Carbon Capture and Storage and Carbon Dioxide Removal allow the continued use of fossil fuels. But for how long? And what are the risks?

Should climate policy aim to avoid 2°C or to exceed 2°C?

There are different ways to define carbon budgets, and a particularly important distinction is between the two concepts of avoiding a temperature target and exceeding a temperature target. Understanding the difference between these two concepts goes a long way to explaining different types of budgets.

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Recent publications

Swedish-Norwegian tradable green certificates: Scheme design flaws and perceived investment barriers

Kristin Linnerud, Morten Simonsen

Aircraft measurements of black carbon vertical profiles show upper tropospheric variability and stability

Joshua P. Schwarz, Bernadett Weinzierl, Bjørn Hallvard Samset, Maximilian Dollner, Katharina Heimerl, Milos Z. Markovic, Anne E Perring, Luke Ziemba

AerChemMIP: Quantifying the effects of chemistry and aerosols in CMIP6

William J. Collins, Jean-Francois Lamarque, M Schulz, Olivier Boucher, Veronika Eyring, Michaela I. Hegglin, Amanda Maycock, Gunnar Myhre, Michael Prather, Drew Shindell, Steven J. Smith

Emission effects of the Chinese-Russian gas deal

Anton Orlov, Andre Deppermann, Taoyuan Wei, Solveig Glomsrød

Impacts of extreme weather events on transport infrastructure in Norway

Regula Frauenfelder, Anders Solheim, Ketil Isaksen, Bård Romstad, Anita Verpe Dyrrdal, Kristine Ekseth, Reidunn Gangstø Skaland, Alf Harbitz, Carl Bonnevie Harbitz, Jan Erik Haugen, Hans Olav Hygen, Hilde Haakenstad, Christian Jaedicke, Árni Jónsson, Ronny Klæboe, Johanna Ludvigsen, Nele Kristin Meyer, Trude Rauken, Kjetil Sverdrup-Thygeson