17.01.2017

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Transition Studies: Ethics of Climate Change and Climate Engineering

Lecture at the University of California given by Margaret Leinen.

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14.12.2016

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Carnegie Council: The Ethics and Governance of Geoengineering

"Now of course, the most important serious action is to redouble our efforts to reduce emissions. Absolutely that is what we all need to do, and there is a lot of potential. And theoretically, from a geophysical point of view, we can reach those targets—no problem. The question is: Can we also do that from a political standpoint and social acceptance point of view?"

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25.10.2016

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Baatz, Christian; Ott, Konrad (2016): Why Aggressive Mitigation Must Be Part of Any Pathway to Climate Justice

Baatz, Christian; Ott, Konrad (2016): Why Aggressive Mitigation Must Be Part of Any Pathway to Climate Justice. In Christopher J. Preston (Ed.): Climate Justice and Geoengineering: Rowman & Littlefield International.

Chapter in Preston, Christopher J. (Ed.) (2016) by two SPP researchers. "This contribution's aim is twofold: on the one hand, we argue that wealthy high-emitting countries are obligated to radically lower their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and if undertaken properly, this will very likely not overburden their respective citizen (section 2); on the other hand, we defend the primacy of mitigation duties arguing that possible obligations to adopt further supplementary strategies do not diminish these (section 3)."

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25.05.2016

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Lambini, Cosmas Kombat (2016): Internalising Solar Radiation Management Technological Externalities. An ethical review on the design of economic instruments

Lambini, Cosmas Kombat (2016): Internalising Solar Radiation Management Technological Externalities. An ethical review on the design of economic instruments. In Advances in Climate Change Research. DOI 10.1016/j.accre.2016.04.003.

"Technical and ethical challenges need to be assessed and addressed before any possible compensation system is designed and implemented. Further research need to be conducted and scenarious analysis on SRM possible effects and effective control policies to be tested and implemented."

 

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17.05.2016

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Kim, DaEun (2016): Geoengineering: Taking "Changing the World" to the Extreme

Kim, DaEun (2016): Geoengineering: Taking "Changing the World" to the Extreme. In Seana Moran (Ed.): Ethical ripples of creativity and innovation. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 37–44.

General ethical paper on CE.

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13.04.2016

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Katz, Eric; Hargrove, Eugene C. (2015): Geoengineering, Restoration, and the Construction of Nature

Katz, Eric; Hargrove, Eugene C. (2015): Geoengineering, Restoration, and the Construction of Nature. In Environmental Ethics 37 (4), pp. 485–498. DOI 10.5840/enviroethics201537444.

"My argument is based on my critique of the process of ecological restoration as the creation of an artifactual reality. When humanity intentionally interferes with the processes and entities of nature, we change the ontological reality of the natural world. The world becomes a garden, or a zoo, an environment that must be continually managed to meet the goals of human purposes."

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19.03.2016

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Preston, Christopher J. (Ed.) (2016): Climate Justice and Geoengineering

Preston, Christopher J. (Ed.) (2016): Climate Justice and Geoengineering: Rowman & Littlefield International.

"A collection of original and innovative essays that compare the justice issues raised by climate engineering to the justice issues raised by competing approaches to solving the climate problem."

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07.03.2016

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Good Magazine: Peter Singer on the COP21 Agreement and the Ethics of Climate Change

"Peter Singer is arguably one of the world’s best-known modern philosophers. Singer has been based out of Princeton University since 1999 and has a host of awards and honors to his name. [...] Singer: One possibility that’s been discussed is to engage in some form of geo-engineering to artificially cool the planet. Nobody has talked about what kind of international law foundation there would be for doing that. But [in that case] we would get more rapid discussion of geo-engineering and at least research into it to see what would work."

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02.03.2016

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Morrow, David R.; Svoboda, Toby (2016): Geoengineering and Non-Ideal Theory

Morrow, David R.; Svoboda, Toby (2016): Geoengineering and Non-Ideal Theory. In PAQ (Public Affairs Quarterly) 30 (1), pp. 83–102.

"Some acts are beyond the pale: they ought never to be done, except perhaps in the most dire emergencies. Other acts are wrong in a less stringent sense: they would never be done in an ideal world, but might be permissible in nonideal circumstances. Deliberate, large-scale modifications of earth systems to counteract or reduce the effects of climate change, known as geoengineering or climate engineering, arguably belong to one of these two types—but which one?"

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01.02.2016

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Preston, Christopher J. (2016): Climate Engineering and the Cessation Requirement. The Ethics of a Life-Cycle

Preston, Christopher J. (2016): Climate Engineering and the Cessation Requirement. The Ethics of a Life-Cycle. In environ values 25 (1), pp. 91–107. DOI 10.3197/096327115X14497392134964.

"While this work is clearly important, the current paper considers what insights can be gleaned from considering the tail-end, that is, by using the requirement for future cessation as a criterion for any acceptable climate engineering strategy. After showing that time-limited interventions are a key part of the rhetoric of leading climate engineering advocates, the paper examines the implications of imposing a ‘cessation requirement’ on solar radiation management and carbon dioxide removal strategies."

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