November 2015

02.11.2015

# New Publications

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

Reynolds, Jesse (2015): An Economic Analysis of Liability and Compensation for Harm from Large-Scale Field Research in Solar Climate Engineering. In Climate Law 5 (2-4), pp. 182–209. DOI: 10.1163/18786561-00504004 

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

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02.11.2015

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Reichwein, David; et al. (2015): State Responsibility for Environmental Harm from Climate Engineering

Reichwein, David; Hubert, Anna-Maria; Irvine, Peter J.; Benduhn, François; Lawrence, Mark G. (2015): State Responsibility for Environmental Harm from Climate Engineering. In Climate Law 5 (2-4), pp. 142–181. DOI: 10.1163/18786561-00504003 

"This article examines the question of international accountability of states for an increased risk of environmental harm arising from a large-scale climate intervention using SAI, and the legal consequences that would follow. Examination of the applicability of customary rules on state responsibility to SAI are useful for understanding the limitations of the existing accountability framework for climate engineering, particularly in the context of global environmental problems involving risk-risk trade-offs and large uncertainties."

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02.11.2015

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Craik, Neil (2015): International EIA Law and Geoengineering: Do Emerging Technologies Require Special Rules?

Craik, Neil (2015): International EIA Law and Geoengineering: Do Emerging Technologies Require Special Rules? In Climate Law 5 (2-4), pp. 111–141. DOI: 10.1163/18786561-00504002

"This article explores the adequacy of the international rules on environmental impact assessment to contribute to geoengineering governance, with a focus on three fundamental challenges."

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02.11.2015

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Burns, William C. G.; Nicholson, Simon (2015): Introduction to the Special Issue: Climate Engineering Law

Burns, William C. G.; Nicholson, Simon (2015): Introduction to the Special Issue: Climate Engineering Law. In Climate Law 5 (2-4), pp. 105–110. DOI: 10.1163/18786561-00504001 

"Largely out of desparation and despair, climate engineering has moved from the realm of taboo to one more policy prescription. Yet, as all of the articles in this issue emphasize, it is a policy prescription not to be embraced lightly given the profound implications that it could pose for human institutions and natural ecosystems."

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02.11.2015

# Media

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International Biochar Initiative Newsletter

News and papers on different biochar issues.

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02.11.2015

# New Publications

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Lin, Jolene (2015): Geoengineering: An ASEAN Position

Lin, Jolene (2015): Geoengineering: An ASEAN Position. In Kheng Lian Koh, Ilan Kelman, Robert Kibugi, Rose-Liza Eisma-Osorio (Eds.): Adaptation to climate change. ASEAN and comparative experiences. New Jersey: World Scientific, pp. 191–212.

"This chapter focuses primarily on geoengineering research rather than deployment because the technical and policy debate about geoengineering is currently at the early stage at which the broad questions are whether research into geoengineering ought to be encouraged and how such research should be regulated."

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