CCIS 2020 Webinars

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

Comments: Please send us your input to the webinar series by taking this 5-minute survey. You may revisit the survey as needed.

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"

More information. Register here.

June 24, 2020: 9-11am (MDT) 

Communication, Education and Outreach

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

Observations, Lab and Field Studies

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

Impacts for Climate Intervention Strategies


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

Ethics and Governance

September XX, 2020: 9-11am (MDT)

Existing Frameworks and Integration





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