09.11.2015

# New Publications

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Diakun, Aladdin Tingling (2015): Clearing the Air on 'Geoengineering' and Intellectual Property Rights

Diakun, Aladdin Tingling (2015): Clearing the Air on 'Geoengineering' and Intellectual Property Rights. Towards a framework approach. (Master Thesis)

"To untangle the issue, this paper focuses on patents and trade secrets as the most relevant categories of intellectual property, and develops a framework within which to situate IP-related concerns, specifically as related to direct air capture, ocean iron fertilization, and stratospheric aerosol spraying. The paper shows that there is no a priori 'yes or no' answer to the question of whether IPRs are desirable and appropriate for 'geoengineering.' Rather, the question of whether they ought to be encouraged or discouraged is highly conditional. "

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09.10.2015

# Media

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Bay Today: Calgary company unveils groundbreaking carbon capture project in Squamish, B.C.

"The mountain air in Squamish, B.C., could soon be even fresher with the launch of a groundbreaking carbon capture operation."

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12.05.2015

# New Publications

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Thorstensen, Erik (2015): Patent-holders on expert committees. Can there be a conflict of interest?

Thorstensen, Erik (2015): Patent-holders on expert committees. Can there be a conflict of interest? In Etikk i praksis - Nordic Journal of Applied Ethics 9 (1), pp. 55–72.

Also related to CE patents. "The presence of experts holding patents and simultaneously providing policy advice on areas where they hold patents pose several normative questions. Through a comparative study of several IPCC reports, this article documents the scope of this phenomenon and discusses it with respect to a theory of conflict of interest."

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08.04.2015

# New Publications

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Chavez, Anthony E. (2015): Exclusive Rights to Saving the Planet. The Patenting of Geoengineering Inventions

Chavez, Anthony E. (2015): Exclusive Rights to Saving the Planet. The Patenting of Geoengineering Inventions. In Northwestern Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property 13 (1).

"Because of the importance of these technologies to society’s future, the United States needs to ensure that these patents do not deter innovation or prevent these technologies from being available for implementation. Specifically, the United States should develop unique procedures to approve these applications and form a geoengineering patent pool that will facilitate both innovation and accessibility."

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12.11.2013

# New Publications

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Bronson, Diana; et al. (2012): Retooling the Planet. The False Promise of Geoengineering

Bronson, Diana; Mooney, Pat; Wetter, Kathy Jo (2012): Retooling the Planet. The False Promise of Geoengineering. In Tom Butler, George Wuerthner, Richard Heinberg (Eds.): Energy. Overdevelopment and the delusion of endless growth. [Sausalito, CA]: Post Carbon Institute; Watershed Media. ISBN 097095008X

"The notion of using geoengineering is moving from fringe idea to mainstream discussion."

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