27.02.2017

# New Publications

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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

# New Publications

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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

# New Publications

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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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22.08.2016

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Mercury News: Commentary: Need portfolio approach to climate risk

"No one believes solar geoengineering is a climate change cure-all. And, like almost all innovations, it has known and unknown side effects. For one thing, it doesn't deal with ocean acidification. For another, we don't yet know enough about its effects on atmospheric ozone, for example, or on rainfall, or how it might help one region and hurt another."

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20.08.2016

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Jamaica Gleaner: New climate change programme raises concern - Mahlung

""The big concern for me, though, being from a small island which suffers greatly from the negative impact of climate change, is that it could also provide an incentive for countries not to reduce their greenhouse emissions. Instead, they would rely on this technology, which would be defeating the whole purpose to combating climate change. It could give people a false sense of hope," Mahlung told The Gleaner."

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15.08.2016

# New Publications

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Sugiyama, Masahiro; et al. (2016): Public attitudes to climate engineering research and field experiments. Preliminary results of a web survey on students' perception in six Asia-Pacific countries

Sugiyama, Masahiro; Kosugi, Takanobu; Ishii, Atsushi; Asayama, Shinichiro (2016): Public attitudes to climate engineering research and field experiments. Preliminary results of a web survey on students' perception in six Asia-Pacific countries. In Policy Alternatives Research Institute (24).

"Here we report a preliminary analysis of an international webbased survey conducted in March 2016, targeting university students in Japan, Korea, Australia (OECD countries), China, India, and the Philippines (non-OECD), a diverse set of six countries in the Asia-Pacific region. Our questionnaire builds on earlier studies by Mercer et al. (2011) and Merk et al. (2015) but digs deeper into the aspect of field experimentation."

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11.07.2016

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Jamaica Information Service: Workshop on Scientific Mechanism to Reduce Radiation

"The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, hosted a workshop on July 7, to introduce a scientific mechanism of reducing global solar radiation to local and regional scientists. Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, in remarks at the opening, commended the UWI for its participation in the initiative."

 

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03.06.2016

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FCEA: Draft climate engineering governance bibliography

"Below is a draft bibliography for governance of climate engineering, drawing from English language published volumes and peer reviewed literature.  Comments on missing works or the shape of this bibliography can be submitted at the bottom of this page."

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