11.12.2017

# New Publications

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Preston, Christopher J. (2017): Carbon Emissions, Stratospheric Aerosol Injection, and Unintended Harms

Preston, Christopher J. (2017): Carbon Emissions, Stratospheric Aerosol Injection, and Unintended Harms. In Ethics int. aff. 31 (04), pp. 479–493. DOI: 10.1017/S0892679417000466.

"Due to the importance of intention in assigning culpability for harms, one might expect that the moral responsibility for any harms created during an attempt to reconstruct the global climate using stratospheric aerosols would be considerable. This article investigates such an expectation by making a comparison between the culpability for any unintended harms resulting from stratospheric aerosol injection and culpability for the unintended harms already taking place due to carbon emissions."

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11.12.2017

# New Publications

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Pasztor, Janos (2017): The Need for Governance of Climate Geoengineering

Pasztor, Janos (2017): The Need for Governance of Climate Geoengineering. In Ethics int. aff. 31 (04), pp. 419–430. DOI: 10.1017/S0892679417000405.

"The Carnegie Climate Geoengineering Governance Initiative is a major new effort to catalyze this conversation, bringing together players from a wide range of social, geographical, and professional backgrounds. It argues that policymakers need to take an ethical risk management approach, informed by continued research. How should transborder and transgenerational ethical issues be addressed? How will governance frameworks withstand geopolitical change? "

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07.12.2017

# Media

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Policy Options: The case for a climate geoengineering strategy

"Canada needs to research and discuss the technologies that counteract climate change so we can assess their potential for addressing the problem."

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07.12.2017

# New Publications

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Nicholson, Simon; et al. (2017): Solar radiation management. A proposal for immediate polycentric governance

Nicholson, Simon; Jinnah, Sikina; Gillespie, Alexander (2017): Solar radiation management. A proposal for immediate polycentric governance. In Climate Policy 21 (1), pp. 1–13. DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2017.1400944.

"Specifically, we build from existing literature to argue that SRM governance must simultaneously: guard against the risks of uncontrolled SRM development; enable potentially valuable research; build legitimacy for research and any future policy through broad public engagement and ensure that SRM is only considered as one part of a broader mitigation agenda. We propose three interventions to work towards those objectives in the near term by: developing a transparency mechanism for research; creating a global forum for public engagement and including consideration of SRM in the global stocktake under the Paris Agreement."

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24.11.2017

# Media

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C2G2: Dear Mr Zakaria: for solar geoengineering, governance matters

"On the 22nd of November, Fareed Zakaria posted a timely interview with Harvard Professor David Keith on the potential of stratospheric aerosol injection (SAI) to help tackle climate change.  While much of what one hears during the programme is true, it requires a response, mainly because of what is not addressed."

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23.11.2017

# Media

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E&E News: Could a rogue nation alter clouds to combat warming?

"Gardiner fears what he calls a huge intergenerational problem. There is an older generation that might be lulled into thinking it should wait for a perfect climate solution. Gardiner believes it resembles the British in their hopes for appeasement in the years before Nazi Germany ignited World War II."

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23.11.2017

# Media

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Nature: We can and must govern climate engineering

"Use the Montreal Protocol to manage controversial work intended to limit global warming, urges Stephen O. Andersen. "

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22.11.2017

# Political Papers

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Nassiry, Darius; et al. (2017): Implications of geoengineering for developing countries

"This working paper finds that so far engagement by developing countries in discussion about geoengineering has been limited. More support is needed to enable developing countries to assess the costs and benefits of geoengineering, including the potential for unintended consequences. Longer term, any geoengineering research and governance arrangements that are agreed and put into practice may have important implications for climate governance and broader interventions to manage risks associated with other planetary boundaries."

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14.11.2017

# Media

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C2G2: Geoengineering Governance in the News

CE governance news review.

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09.11.2017

# Projects

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Project: Engaging Citizens to Inform Governance of Controversial Research

New Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes (CSPO) project funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Fundation.

"The project goals are twofold. First, by engaging with diverse groups of lay citizens, the project team aims to understand whether and how reasoned deliberation among citizens can usefully inform geoengineering research governance. Second, our team will study how this public input influences the way scientists, funders, and other stakeholders approach geoengineering research. The result will be a rich exploration of democratic governance of geoengineering research through public and stakeholder engagement."

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