CCIS 2020 Webinars

Mar. 18, 2022

9:58 am MDT

Main content

Main Goals of the CCIS Webinar Series 

Conceptualization of a research framework for assessing proposed climate intervention strategies: Establish shared understanding of ongoing research of climate intervention strategies in different research communities and main challenges. Reach a perspectival integration for completeness of knowledge/understanding. Identify elements of a research program, identify existing and new working groups of such a program.

Overarching questions for each webinar topic

  • Identify grand challenges and science questions for each of these topics
  • Identify different groups involved already and still needed
  • List projects that exist and are planned that can be built upon
  • Identify needed collaborations from other communities and explain why


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April 15, 2020: 9-11am (MDT)  

Introduction and Motivation of the CCIS Project

  • CCIS Committee (presented by Simone Tilmes): Overview of the project, motivation and goals of webinars and the workshop 
  • Will Steffen (Australian National University): "Climate Change 2020: Why are we in an emergency?"
  • Holly Buck (UCLA School of Law): "What a holistic approach to climate intervention is - and why we need it"

Recording and more information.

May 06, 2020: 9-11am (MDT) 

IAMs, Mitigation, and Scenario development for combined intervention strategies

Moderator: Doug MacMartin (Cornell University)

  • Dale Rothman (University of Denver): "General History of Futures Thinking and Scenarios"
  • Massimo Tavoni (Climate Change Economics at Politecnico di Milano): "Integrated modeling of SRM"
  • Edward (Ted) Parson (University of California): "Geoengineering scenarios in climate assessment and policy debates – experience, insights, and prospects"
  • Christopher Trisos  (African Climate and Development Initiative): "Choose your own scenarios"

Recording and more information

May 27, 2020: 9-11am (MDT) 

Solar Radiation Management

Moderator: Simone Tilmes (NCAR)

  • James Hurrell (Colorado State University): "An overview of SRM: approaches to cool a warming planet"
  • Jim Haywood (University of Exeter, UK): "What have we learned from a decade of coordinated GeoMIP and stand-alone SRM geoengineering simulations?"
  • Sarah Doherty (Marine Cloud Brightening Project): "An overview of research on using Marine Cloud Brightening to cool climate"
  • Jean-François Lamarque (NCAR): "Current understanding and challenges in stratospheric aerosol modeling for SRM"

Recording and more information.

June 10, 2020: 9-11am (MDT)

 Carbon Dioxide Removal

Moderator: Peter Lawrence (NCAR)

  • Mark Rounsevell (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology & University of Edinburgh): "Tradeoffs and cobenefits in land-based climate change mitigation"
  • Stephanie Roe (University of Virginia): How can terrestrial systems help deliver the Paris Agreement targets?"
  • André Faaij (TNO Energy Transition & University of Groningen): "The role of BECCS in achieving deep greenhouse gas emission reductions"
  • Alissa Park (Columbia University): "Negative carbon emissions and defossilization of chemicals and materials cycles"

Recording and more information. 

June 24, 2020: 9-11am (MDT) 

Communication, Education and Outreach

Moderators: Monica Morrison (NCAR) and Andrea Smith (UCAR)

  • Roger Aines (Lawrence Livermore National Lab): “Becoming a Champion for your Science: How to Talk with Policy and Decisionmakers”
  • Kelly Wanser (SilverLining and Marine Cloud Brightening Project): “Communicating about Climate Intervention with Non-academic Stakeholders and the Public”
  • Tim Barnes (NCAR): “Best Practices in Climate Change Education and Outreach”

Recording and more information.

July 08, 2020: 9-11am (MDT)

Observations to Inform Climate Intervention Strategies

Moderators: Simone Tilmes (NCAR) and Peter Lawrence (NCAR)

  • David Schimel (NASA JPL): “The global carbon observing (non) system: insights from the COVID experience”
  • Robert Wood (University of Washington): “Using observations to better understand aerosol-cloud-climate interactions”
  • Jean-Paul Vernier (NASA NIA): “Climate intervention with stratospheric aerosols: status of our current understanding of the real world” 

Recording and more information.

August 06, 2020: 9-11am (MDT)

Impacts for Climate Intervention Strategies

  • Roy Rasmussen: “Recent Improvements in the Simulation of High-Impact Events using Convective-Permitting Models”
  • Andy Parker: “Lessons from the DECIMALS Fund - the world’s first SRM modelling fund for developing countries”
  • Jessica Gurevitch: “Potential ecological risks and impacts of solar radiation modification and why you should pay attention to this”

Recording and more information.

August 26, 2020: 9-11am (MDT)

Ethics and Governance

  • David Morrow: “Ethical Issues in Carbon Dioxide Removal”
  • Marion Hourdequin: “Ethics, Justice, and Solar Geoengineering”
  • Jesse Reynolds: “The International Order, International Law, and Climate Intervention”
  • Joshua Horton: “Climate Intervention: Governance Issues and International Institutions”

Recording and more information.


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