31.12.2016

# New Publications

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Grunwald, Armin (2016): Technology to Combat Climate Change: the Hermeneutic Dimension of Climate Engineering

Grunwald, Armin (2016): Technology to Combat Climate Change: the Hermeneutic Dimension of Climate Engineering; In: The hermeneutic side of responsible research and innovation. London: ISTE, Ltd.; Wiley. (chapter 8)

"The example of climate engineering, which has been an object of discussion for several years, refers to how we handle climate change and is therefore very different in character from the other fields of RRI presented in this book. Nonetheless, climate engineering exhibits similar challenges for the RRI debate because of the relevance of temporally far-reaching and thus extremely uncertain technology futures. If the debate over responsibility is conducted in a consequentialist manner with reference to the presumable consequences of climate engineering, it too is threatened by epistemological nirvana (Chapter 3). Consideration of the technology futures of climate engineering from a hermeneutic perspective leads to a corresponding result."

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18.04.2016

# New Publications

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Barben, Daniel (2015): Climate Engineering gegen den globalen Klimawandel? Perspektiven verantwortlicher Forschung und Governance

Barben, Daniel (2015): Climate Engineering gegen den globalen Klimawandel? Perspektiven verantwortlicher Forschung und Governance. In Alexander Bogner, Michael Decker, Mahshid Sotoudeh (Eds.): Responsible Innovation. Neue Impulse für die Technikfolgenabschätzung? 1st ed. Baden-Baden: edition sigma, pp. 205–212.

German handbook article on Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in CE research and governance.

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05.12.2015

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The Conversation: Can solar geoengineering be part of responsible climate policy?

"There are a number of ideas for how people might intentionally alter the planet’s climate system – an approach called geoengineering. One of the most frequently discussed ideas is solar geoengineering, blocking some of sun’s energy by, for example, injecting tiny particles called sulfate aerosols into the atmosphere. But solar geoengineeering remains a controversial method of addressing climate change."

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01.10.2015

# New Publications

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Peel, Jacqueline (2015): The Practice of Shared Responsibility in relation to Climate Change

Peel, Jacqueline (2015): The Practice of Shared Responsibility in relation to Climate Change (SHARES Research Paper, 71).

Paper on shared responsibility and climate change including some comments on CE. "In the future, similar prospects of shared responsibility might be raised by geoengineering projects (or from another perspective, large-scale adaptation measures such as seawalls), which are jointly undertaken and/or funded by several states or international organisations. For example, failure of a solar radiation management project, such as deployment of a large array of reflective mirrors in space, could result in substantial physical and other damage, leading to responsibility claims against the states involved."

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25.06.2014

# New Publications

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Barrett, Scott; et al. (2014): Climate engineering reconsidered

Barrett, Scott; Lenton, Timothy M.; Millner, Antony; Tavoni, Alessandro; Carpenter, Stephen; Anderies, John M. et al. (2014): Climate engineering reconsidered. In Nature Climate change 4 (7), pp. 527–529. DOI: 10.1038/nclimate2278.

"Stratospheric injection of sulphate aerosols has been advocated as an emergency geoengineering measure to tackle dangerous climate change, or as a stop-gap until atmospheric carbon dioxide levels are reduced. But it may not prove to be the game-changer that some imagine."

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24.06.2014

# Calls & events

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News Review of Week 26

The news review of calendar week 26 in 2014 is now available here.


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08.08.2013

# New Publications

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Hiller, Sylvia; Renn, Ortwin (2013): Climate Engineering. Potentials for conflict and public participation (German)

Hiller, Sylvia; Renn, Ortwin (2013): Climate Engineering. Gesellschaftliches Konfliktpotenzial und öffentliche Partizipationsmöglichkeiten. In Zeitschrift für Zukunftsforschung 2 (1), pp. 34–51.

German article. "Based on a review of the social science literature and media analysis about impacts of climate engineering, the authors conducted a Group Delphi study in order to obtain calibrated expert assessments and judgements about the potential social and cultural consequences of climate engineering."

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