25.04.2017

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Business Standard: Time for geoengineering governance?

"The global mean surface temperature is now 1.1 degrees celsius above pre-industrial levels"

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25.04.2017

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MIT Technology Review: Rules for Geoengineering the Planet

By Janos Pasztor "We have to at least consider geoengineering. And that’s where the problems start."

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10.04.2017

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Bala, Govindasamy (2017): Why is a solution to climate change, environmental degradation and the sustainability crisis eluding us?

Bala, Govindasamy (2017): Why is a solution to climate change, environmental degradation and the sustainability crisis eluding us? In Current Science 112 (7), pp. 1307–1308.

"Can S&T solutionssolve environmental degradation? [...] The take-home message is that the problems of climate change, sustainability and environmental degradation do not have solution in natural sciences alone.
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10.04.2017

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Project: Emmett Institute Takes on Climate Engineering Project

"The potential and pitfalls of climate engineering technologies are the subjects of a new research project led by UCLA School of Law's Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment."

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01.04.2017

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Heyward, Clare; et al. (2017): Early Geoengineering Governance. The Oxford Principles

Heyward, Clare; Rayner, Steve; Savulescu, Julian (2017): Early Geoengineering Governance. The Oxford Principles. In David M. Kaplan (Ed.): Philosophy, technology, and the environment. Cambridge, Massachusetts, London, England: The MIT Press, pp. 103–120.

About the volume: "In this book, prominent scholars from both fields illuminate the intersections of environmental philosophy and philosophy of technology, offering the beginnings of a rich new hybrid discourse. All the contributors share the intuition that technology and the environment overlap in ways that are relevant in both philosophical and practical terms. They consider such issues as the limits of technological interventions in the natural world, whether a concern for the environment can be designed into things, how consumerism relates us to artifacts and environments, and how food and animal agriculture raise questions about both culture and nature."

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27.02.2017

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Low, Sean (2017): Engineering imaginaries: Anticipatory foresight for solar radiation management governance

Low, Sean (2017): Engineering imaginaries: Anticipatory foresight for solar radiation management governance. In The Science of the Total Environment 580, pp. 90–104. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.07.200.

"This paper reports on the project Solar Radiation Management: Foresight for Governance (SRM4G), which aimed to encourage an anticipatory mode of thinking about the future of an engineered climate. Leveraging the participation of 15 scholars and practitioners heavily engaged in early conversations on SRM governance, SRM4G applied scenario construction to generate a set of alternative futures leading to 2030, each exercising different influences on the need for – and challenges associated with – development of SRM technologies."

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04.01.2017

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Suarez, Pablo; van Aalst, Maarten K. (2016): Geoengineering. A humanitarian concern

Suarez, Pablo; van Aalst, Maarten K. (2016): Geoengineering. A humanitarian concern. In: Earth's Future. DOI: 10.1002/2016EF000464.

"This paper explores the humanitarian dimensions of geoengineering, specifically relating to solar radiation management (SRM). Drawing from the engagement of the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre in SRM discussions, we discuss how to improve linkages between science, policy and humanitarian practice. We further propose the creation of a geoengineering risk management framework to ensure that the interests of the most vulnerable are considered and addressed - including the voices of all stakeholders."

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02.01.2017

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Business Recorder: 'More research needed in Solar Radiation Management,' says Andy Parker, SRMGI

"Andy Parker is a research fellow at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies and the project director for the SRM Governance Initiative (SRMGI). He has a background in climate policy and has worked on solar geo-engineering for over eight years, including as a research fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School and a senior policy adviser at the Royal Society. He was also a member of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity's expert working group on geoengineering."

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25.10.2016

# New Publications

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Burns, William C. G. (2016): The Paris Agreement and Climate Geoengineering Governance. The Need for a Human Rights-Based Component

Burns, William C. G. (2016): The Paris Agreement and Climate Geoengineering Governance. The Need for a Human Rights-Based Component (CIGI Papers, 111).

"This paper suggests a framework for achieving the objective of protecting human rights in the context of climate change response measures. [...] The paper suggests that the parties to the Paris Agreement utilize a human rights-based approach as a framing mechanism to ensure that the potential human rights implications of climate geoengineering options are assessed in the policy-making process moving forward."

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27.09.2016

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Gool, V. J. van (2016): Engineered Dependency: The Threat of Forced Choice through Plutocratic Influence in Geoengineereing and Climate Change

Gool, V. J. van (2016): Engineered Dependency: The Threat of Forced Choice through Plutocratic Influence in Geoengineereing and Climate Change (master thesis)

"In the absence of clearly defined structures of regulation, the current, largely void, governance of geoengineering could well compound the dependency of individuals unable to exert influence over geoengineering. Alongside other players, wealthy individuals who finance the research and development of various geoengineering technologies, procure an ability to influence the commissioning of these, as well as the discussion surrounding climate change."

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