23.02.2018

# New Publications

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Bellamy, Rob; Healey, Peter (2018): ‘Slippery slope’ or ‘uphill struggle’? Broadening out expert scenarios of climate engineering research and development

Bellamy, Rob; Healey, Peter (2018): ‘Slippery slope’ or ‘uphill struggle’? Broadening out expert scenarios of climate engineering research and development. In Environmental Science & Policy 83, pp. 1–10. DOI: 10.1016/j.envsci.2018.01.021.

"In this article we report on the findings of a scenarios method designed to interrogate how far these ‘climate engineering’ ideas may develop in the future and under what governance arrangements. Unlike previous studies in climate engineering foresight that have narrowly focussed on academic perspectives, a single climate engineering idea and a restricted range of issues, our approach sought to respond to theoretical imperatives for ‘broadening out’ and ‘opening up’ research methods applied to highly uncertain and ambiguous topics."

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14.02.2018

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Breakthrough: Geoengineering Justice. Who Gets to Decide Whether to Hack the Climate

"By 2020, rich countries must fulfill all pledges made in the Paris Agreement, including promises of $US 100 billion in annual assistance to the developing world. If they fail, the coalition will commence solar geoengineering. Through interventions that reflect a tiny proportion of the sun’s energy back into space, these developing states promise to artificially halt global warming."

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30.01.2018

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Heinrich Böll Stiftung: Governing the Big Bad Fix? What to do about geoengineering

"Geoengineering – large-scale manipulation of the Earth’s natural systems – is increasingly being presented as a strategy to counteract, dilute or delay climate change. Which international legal norms and agreements would contradict the different measures?"

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22.01.2018

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New Strait Times: Uncertainties and implications

"In the final analysis, there should be a global moratorium on large-scale geo-engineering intervention in the world’s climate until everything is in place: rules and regulations to be formulated must be accepted at the global level while sufficient research and pilot experiments must be carried out. A global research pool must also be formed. Recent findings regarding geo-engineering must be transparent and open."

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19.01.2018

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EOS: Revised AGU Position Statement Addresses Climate Intervention

"The American Geophysical Union urges further research and policy development with regard to climate intervention (previously called geoengineering) that considers impacts on society."

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19.01.2018

# Political Papers

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AGU (2018): Climate Intervention Requires Enhanced Research, Consideration of Societal and Environmental Impacts, and Policy Development

AGU (2018): Climate Intervention Requires Enhanced Research, Consideration of Societal and Environmental Impacts, and Policy Development. American Geophysical Union (AGU). Washington, D.C.

"Humans are responsible, through the release of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse pollutants, for most of the increase in global average temperatures over the past half century. Deep reductions in these emissions must be central to any policy response to the dangers of climate change. In tandem with those reductions, there may be a need for climate interventions to help reduce or offset some of the effects of climate change. AGU urges national funding agencies to create substantial research programs on climate intervention so that the risks and opportunities are much better understood. A proper and full evaluation of potential uses and impacts of climate intervention will require a broader dialogue that engages more societies and the public."

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12.01.2018

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Eurasia Review: Climate Geo-Engineering: Uncertainties And Implications – Analysis

"Geo-engineering, which involves artificial intervention in the global climate, is attracting growing attention. What is geo-engineering and what are its security implications? What kind of governance is required to manage its adverse effects?"

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12.01.2018

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C2G2: Optimism vs prudence in geo-governance

"Optimism is necessary – especially at times of challenges. Bombarded with messages of doom, most people switch off. When offered agency, opportunity and hope, many more are willing to engage. This is a lesson increasingly embraced by climate communicators, who have worked hard to create a more optimistic brand of messaging. “We can still beat this, as long as we cut emissions more quickly,” goes the refrain. But at what point does such optimism become counterproductive, if its assumptions are no longer true?"

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18.12.2017

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NPR: Researching How To Fight Climate Change With Geoengineering

"NPR's Lulu Garcia Navarro talks with Rep. Jerry McNerney, Democrat of California, about his new bill to research the effects and risks of "geoengineering" the planet as a way to fight climate change."

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17.12.2017

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Activist Post: The Carnegie Council Calls for Global Governance to Regulate Geoengineering

"As the Carnegie Council calls for global governance to regulate climate engineering, advocates and opponents of the controversial technology prepare for a looming policy debate. "

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