12.03.2018

# New Publications

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Svoboda, Toby; et al. (2018): Climate engineering and human rights

Svoboda, Toby; Buck, Holly Jean; Suarez, Pablo (2018): Climate engineering and human rights. In Environmental Politics 366 (1), pp. 1–20. DOI: 10.1080/09644016.2018.1448575.

"In this Forum, three scholars discuss how climate engineering will pose novel human rights challenges, and may well force reconsideration of how human rights are applied as a guide to action. Following a short introduction, the first section introduces three competing approaches to human rights, arguing views which emphasize fairness or attempt to maximize satisfaction are more promising than one viewing human rights as inviolable ‘side-constraints’. The second section draws lessons from climate migration that relevant for climate engineering in terms of incorporating a human rights approach to duties, rights, and participation."

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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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27.02.2015

# Media

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FCEA Blog: The Limitations of a Human Rights Framework – Patrick Taylor Smith

Response to FCEA article by Brian Citro. "Human rights discourse is much better at diagnosis than at prioritization. [...] Human rights is only the beginning of the normative conversation and there is big role, going forward, for moral and political philosophy."

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10.02.2015

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FCEA Blog: A Role for Human Rights in the Climate Engineering Debate? – Brian Citro

"As a framing tool, human rights provide a well-established and widely accepted conceptual framework with which to identify and evaluate deprivations that occur as a result of CE interventions."

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