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

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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

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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

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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

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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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04.03.2015

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Moreno-Cruz, Juan B.; et al. (2015): The Economics of Climate Engineering

Moreno-Cruz, Juan B.; Ricke, Katharine L.; Wagner, Gernot (2015): The Economics of Climate Engineering (Geoengineering Our Climate? Working Paper and Opinion Article Series).

"In terms of policy interventions, this means that rather than pursuing individual actors to mitigate counter to their
immediate personal interest, the task becomes one of reining in those who want to pursue climate engineering of their own volition."

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02.03.2015

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Heyen, Daniel (2015): Strategic Conficts on the Horizon: R&D Incentives for Environmental Technologies

Heyen, Daniel (2015): Strategic Conficts on the Horizon: R&D Incentives for Environmental Technologies. University of Heidelberg (Discussion Paper Series, 584).

"This paper focuses on a specic mechanism for strategic distortions in this R&D game. In this mechanism, the outlook of future conicts surrounding technology deployment directly impacts on the willingness to undertake R&D."

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28.11.2014

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Sustainable Business: Carbon Farming Gaining Traction In US

"If you read our news, you know we keep writing about reversing climate change by re-building soil either through applying compost, moving to organic agriculture or bringing back herds of grazing animals. Could it be catching on? We've heard about three programs - one starting in the US, one in Kenya and another in Australia."

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