16.07.2015

# New Publications

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Reynolds, Jesse (2015): An Economic Analysis of Liability and Compensation for Harm from Large-Scale Solar Climate Engineering Field Research. (forthcoming)

Reynolds, Jesse (2015): An Economic Analysis of Liability and Compensation for Harm from Large-Scale Solar Climate Engineering Field Research. (forthcoming). In Climate Law.

"This article offers an economic analysis of the possible interrelated roles of rules, liability, and compensation in the future international regulation of large-scale solar climate engineering field research. Notably, the benefits, risks, and incentives of climate engineering research are unlike typical risky activities, including other development risks."

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15.07.2015

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Factor, Simon (2015): The Experimental Economy of Geoengineering

Factor, Simon (2015): The Experimental Economy of Geoengineering. In Journal of Cultural Economy, pp. 1–16. DOI 10.1080/17530350.2015.1039459.

"To grasp what is at stake in such questions, this paper traces out the marginal history of ocean geoengineering, its correlative ‘green’ economy, and through the deployment of algae as an inventive world-remaking device, their co-formation of the earth as a site of unbounded experimentation – of what I call experiment earth. My argument here is that such methods of geoengineering inject disturbances into the algae-ocean-earth system that do not seek control, but to elicit surprise and explicate the mechanisms of the complex permutations of their unpredictability, where new forms of knowledge and value are created not through the application of preconceived ideas or a process of commensuration, but through the harnessing of anticipation and the generation of surprise."

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13.07.2015

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Heutel, Garth; et al. (2015): Solar Geoengineering, Uncertainty, and the Price of Carbon

Heutel, Garth; Cruz, Juan Moreno; Shayegh, Soheil (2015): Solar Geoengineering, Uncertainty, and the Price of Carbon. In National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper Series No. 21355. DOI 10.3386/w21355.

"We consider the socially optimal use of solar geoengineering to manage climate change. Solar geoengineering can reduce damages from atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations, potentially more cheaply than reducing emissions. If so, optimal policy includes less abatement than recommended by models that ignore solar geoengineering, and the price of carbon is lower."

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25.06.2015

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Moreno-Cruz, Juan B. (2015): Mitigation and the geoengineering threat

Moreno-Cruz, Juan B. (2015): Mitigation and the geoengineering threat. In Resource and Energy Economics 41, pp. 248–263. DOI 10.1016/j.reseneeco.2015.06.001.

"This paper examines the economic issues introduced when geoengineering becomes available in a standard model where strategic interaction leads to suboptimal mitigation. Geoengineering introduces the possibility of technical substitution away from mitigation, but it also affects the strategic interaction across countries: mitigation decisions directly affect geoengineering decisions."

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14.06.2015

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Aaheim, Asbjørn; et al. (2015): An economic evaluation of solar radiation management

Aaheim, Asbjørn; Romstad, Bård; Wei, Taoyuan; Kristjánsson, Jón Egill; Muri, Helene; Niemeier, Ulrike; Schmidt, Hauke (2015): An economic evaluation of solar radiation management. In The Science of the Total Environment 532, pp. 61–69. DOI 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.05.106.

"This paper addresses the economic impacts of implementing two SRM technologies; stratospheric sulfur injection and marine cloud brightening. By the use of a computable general equilibrium model, we estimate the economic impacts of climatic responses based on the results from two earth system models, MPI-ESM and NorESM."

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08.06.2015

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Heyen, Daniel (2015): Five Essays in the Economics of Climate Engineering, Research, and Regulation under Uncertainty

Heyen, Daniel (2015): Five Essays in the Economics of Climate Engineering, Research, and Regulation under Uncertainty. Dissertation. Ruprecht-Karls-Universität, Heidelberg. Economy and Social Sciences.

"This thesis revolves around two of the most prominent strategies for tackling environmental problems. One is technological innovation with a focus on Climate Engineering technologies, mostly Solar Radiation Management (SRM) (Crutzen 2006; Keith 2013). The other is regulatory decision-making under fundamental uncertainty. Research and learning are intimately linked with both strategies, thus playing a connecting role in this dissertation."

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12.05.2015

# New Publications

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Thorstensen, Erik (2015): Patent-holders on expert committees. Can there be a conflict of interest?

Thorstensen, Erik (2015): Patent-holders on expert committees. Can there be a conflict of interest? In Etikk i praksis - Nordic Journal of Applied Ethics 9 (1), pp. 55–72.

Also related to CE patents. "The presence of experts holding patents and simultaneously providing policy advice on areas where they hold patents pose several normative questions. Through a comparative study of several IPCC reports, this article documents the scope of this phenomenon and discusses it with respect to a theory of conflict of interest."

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08.04.2015

# New Publications

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Chavez, Anthony E. (2015): Exclusive Rights to Saving the Planet. The Patenting of Geoengineering Inventions

Chavez, Anthony E. (2015): Exclusive Rights to Saving the Planet. The Patenting of Geoengineering Inventions. In Northwestern Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property 13 (1).

"Because of the importance of these technologies to society’s future, the United States needs to ensure that these patents do not deter innovation or prevent these technologies from being available for implementation. Specifically, the United States should develop unique procedures to approve these applications and form a geoengineering patent pool that will facilitate both innovation and accessibility."

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05.04.2015

# Media

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Prospect: “Naomi Klein wants to stick it to the man. I want to stick it to CO2″

On climate economy including CE. "We know enough about geoengineering to know that it could in fact work, in the sense of helping to lower average temperatures. We don’t know the full costs. As an economist, looking at this, what I would say is that you ought, at the very least, come up with a proper cost-benefit analysis."

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30.03.2015

# New Publications

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Cunha, Daniel (2015): The Anthropocene as Fetishism

Cunha, Daniel (2015): The Anthropocene as Fetishism. In: Mediations 28 (2), S. 65–77.

"In fact, this means taking the promise of the Anthropocene very seriously, that is, Man should take conscious control of planetary material cycles, extend the terrain of the political hitherto left to the blind mechanics of nature and, in capitalism, to commodity fetishism.64 And this not only because the productive forces developed by capitalism allow it — although up to now we do it without conscious social control — but also because it might be necessary."

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