March 2016

19.03.2016

# New Publications

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Somsen, Han (2016): Towards a Law of the Mammoth? Climate Engineering in Contemporary EU Environmental Law

Somsen, Han (2016): Towards a Law of the Mammoth? Climate Engineering in Contemporary EU Environmental Law. In European Journal of Risk Regulation 7 (1), pp. 109–119.

"The fact notwithstanding, the onus to show that the time has come for a Law of the Mammoth clealy is on those staking the claim. The purpose of this short article essentially is to prepare the ground for that argument, with particular but by no means exlusive reference to climate engineering."

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19.03.2016

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Sargoni, Janine (2016): The Best of Both Worlds: Maximising the Legitimacy of the EU’s Regulation of Geoengineering Research

Sargoni, Janine (2016): The Best of Both Worlds: Maximising the Legitimacy of the EU’s Regulation of Geoengineering Research. In European Journal of Risk Regulation 7 (1), pp. 87–108.

"This paper suggests how the regulation of Solar Radiation Management (SRM) field research in Europe could be designed to maximise the possibility of securing legitimacy. It argues that legitimacy is maximised when regulatory frameworks are legal, and also responsive, flexible, deliberative and inclusive."

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19.03.2016

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Gullberg, Anne Therese; Hovi, Jon (2016): Regulating Solar Radiation Management

Gullberg, Anne Therese; Hovi, Jon (2016): Regulating Solar Radiation Management. In European Journal of Risk Regulation 7 (1), pp. 75–86.

"We consider three such questions. First, can existing EU decision-making processes accommodate sufficient public engagement to ensure legitimate decisions on SRM? Second, does politics influence the choice of legislative procedure for SRM regulation? Third, does the choice of legislative procedure influence the likelihood of SRM implementation?"

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19.03.2016

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Fleurke, Floor (2016): Future Prospects for Climate Engineering within the EU Legal Order

Fleurke, Floor (2016): Future Prospects for Climate Engineering within the EU Legal Order. In European Journal of Risk Regulation 7 (1), pp. 60–74.

"This article explores the prospects for the EU to develop a coherent policy regarding climate engineering (CE). To this end, we explore the most significant legal paramenters derived from EU law from which such a future EU policy would have to arise."

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19.03.2016

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Reynolds, Jesse (2016): Opening Editorial. Special Issue on Regulating Climate Engineering in the European Union

Reynolds, Jesse (2016): Opening Editorial. Special Issue on Regulating Climate Engineering in the European Union. In European Journal of Risk Regulation 7 (1), pp. 58–59.

"Most attention ragarding the application of existing legal instruments, and the potential development of new ones, to regulate climate engineering has focused on the international area. International law will eventually be important, especially for the potential global implementation of solar radiation management."

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17.03.2016

# Media

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UCLA: Carbon Upcycling: Turning CO2 into a New, Sustainable CO2NCRETE

"Luskin researchers part of UCLA team that discovers technology to capture and repurpose carbon dioxide"

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16.03.2016

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Locatelli, Bruno; et al. (2015): Tropical reforestation and climate change. Beyond carbon

Locatelli, Bruno; Catterall, Carla P.; Imbach, Pablo; Kumar, Chetan; Lasco, Rodel; Marín-Spiotta, Erika et al. (2015): Tropical reforestation and climate change. Beyond carbon. In Restor Ecol 23 (4), pp. 337–343. DOI 10.1111/rec.12209.

"Management of increased forest cover must also incorporate measures for reducing the direct and indirect impacts of changing climate on reforestation itself. Here we advocate a focus on “climate-smart reforestation,” defined as reforesting for climate change mitigation and adaptation, while ensuring that the direct and indirect impacts of climate change on reforestation are anticipated and minimized."

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16.03.2016

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The Center for Carbon Removal: Socratic Dialogue on Direct Air Capture

"But from my recent conversations with industry and government carbon capture experts, much skepticism still remains about the role that direct air capture systems should play in our response to climate change today. Below is a Socratic dialogue about direct air capture between an open-minded skeptic and a reality-based proponent."

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16.03.2016

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Schlosberg, David (2015): Environmental Management in the Anthropocene

Schlosberg, David (2015): Environmental Management in the Anthropocene. In Teena Gabrielson, Cheryl Hall, John M. Meyer (Eds.): The Oxford handbook of environmental political theory. Corby: Oxford University Press.

"Four different normative approches to environmental management will be examined. I will note key limitations of two key approches - classic preservation and conservation ethics, and the limits and boundaries discourse. An I will explore two very different paths that are potentially superchared by the Anthropocene - the hubris of new generation of prometheans, and the potential of an ecological receptive embodied in a politics of sight."

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16.03.2016

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Nicholson, Simon; Jinnah, Sikina (Eds.) (2016): New Earth Politics: Essays from the Anthropocene

Nicholson, Simon; Jinnah, Sikina (Eds.) (2016): New Earth Politics: Essays from the Anthropocene (Earth System Governance): The MIT Press.

Book including chapters on CE. "We are in effect creating an Earth 2.0 on which the human signature is everywhere, a "new earth" in desperate need of humane and insightful guidance. In this volume, prominent scholars and practitioners in the field of global environmental politics consider the ecological and political realities of life on the new earth, and probe the field's deepest and most enduring questions at a time of increasing environmental stress."

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