July 2015

20.07.2015

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[press review] EuTRACE report

Media responses to the release of the EuTRACE report.


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20.07.2015

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PBS Newshour on a carbon tax and SRM

PBS Newshour segment on carbon tax and Solar Radiation Management.

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17.07.2015

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FCEA Blog: Solar Radiation Management: Foresight for Governance (SRM4G)

Miranda Boettcher & Sean Low. "SRM4G is a 3-workshop project being conducted over the course of 2015 that seeks to develop a process for structuring future-oriented deliberations on SRM governance. The project will apply foresight methods to assess alternative climate response futures in order to anticipate various contexts for mechanisms to govern the development and deployment of SRM technologies."


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17.07.2015

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Wil C. G. Burns (Ed.) (2015): Climate Change Geoengineering: Philosophical Perspectives, Legal Issues, and Governance Frameworks

Wil C. G. Burns (Ed.) (2015): Climate Change Geoengineering: Philosophical Perspectives, Legal Issues, and Governance Frameworks. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

"The book asks: When, if ever, are decisions to embark on potentially risky climate modification projects justified? If such decisions can be justified, in a world without a central governing authority, who should authorize such projects and by what moral and legal right? If states or private actors undertake geoengineering ventures absent the blessing of the international community, what recourse do the rest of us have?"

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17.07.2015

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FCEA Blog: Reflecting on the “Berlin Declaration”

Andy Parker (with Oliver Morton and George Collins). "The most prominent controversy at CEC14 was the introduction of a document – the “Berlin Declaration” –that those attending could choose to support. The document, drafted by representatives of the Oxford Geoengineering Programme, suggested some steps forward for governing solar geoengineering research."

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17.07.2015

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Project Syndicate: The Paris Climate-Change Spectacular

"There, the global public will be presented with a narrative premised on two unproven forms of “geoengineering,” proponents of which seek to manipulate the planetary system. The effort that will receive the greatest amount of attention is bio-energy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS)."

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17.07.2015

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PBS Newshour: A cheap but dangerous global warming fix

"Economics correspondent Paul Solman sat down with David Keith to better understand solar geoengineering and its potential geopolitical and economic effects. Tune in tonight to watch Making Sen$e’s segment on the economic consequences of climate change. The text of the following conversation has been edited and condensed for clarity and length."

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16.07.2015

# New Publications

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Reynolds, Jesse (2015): An Economic Analysis of Liability and Compensation for Harm from Large-Scale Solar Climate Engineering Field Research. (forthcoming)

Reynolds, Jesse (2015): An Economic Analysis of Liability and Compensation for Harm from Large-Scale Solar Climate Engineering Field Research. (forthcoming). In Climate Law.

"This article offers an economic analysis of the possible interrelated roles of rules, liability, and compensation in the future international regulation of large-scale solar climate engineering field research. Notably, the benefits, risks, and incentives of climate engineering research are unlike typical risky activities, including other development risks."

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16.07.2015

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Horton, Joshua B.; Reynolds, Jesse (2015): The International Politics of Climate Engineering: A Review and Prospectus for International. (forthcoming)

Horton, Joshua B.; Reynolds, Jesse (2015): The International Politics of Climate Engineering: A Review and Prospectus for International. (forthcoming). In International Studies Review.

"Thus we offer here an overview of the existing academic literature on the international politics of climate engineering, and a preliminary assessment of its strengths and lacunae. We trace several key themes in this corpus, including problem structure; the concern that climate engineering could undermine emissions cuts; the potentially ‘slippery slope’ of research and development; unilateral implementation; interstate conflict; militarization; rising tensions between industrialized and developing countries; and governance challenges and opportunities."

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16.07.2015

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The Center For Carbon Removal: What climate scientists talk about when they talk about carbon removal

"Last week, around 2,000 climate experts gathered at the Our Common Future Under Climate Change Conference hosted by a consortium of NGOs in advance of the upcoming UN COP21 climate negotiations. The idea of removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to create “negative emissions” was a hot topic of conversation at the Conference. Below, I’ve summarized my key takeaways about what scientists were saying about carbon removal at the Conference:"

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