30.07.2018

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Beck, Silke; et al. (2018): The politics of anticipation. The IPCC and the negative emissions technologies experience

Beck, Silke; Mahony, Martin (2018): The politics of anticipation. The IPCC and the negative emissions technologies experience. In: Glob. Sustain. 1, S. 979. DOI: 10.1017/sus.2018.7.

"In the post-Paris political landscape, the relationship between science and politics is changing. We discuss what this means for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), using recent controversies over negative emissions technologies (NETs) as a window into the fraught politics of producing policy-relevant pathways and scenarios. We suggest that pathways and scenarios have a ‘world-making’ power, potentially shaping the world in their own image and creating new political realities. Assessment bodies like the IPCC need to reflect on this power, and the implications of changing political contexts, in new ways."

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26.05.2017

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Ying, Chen; Yuan, Xin (2017): Implications of geoengineering under the 1.5 °c target. Analysis and policy suggestions

Ying, Chen; Yuan, Xin (2017): Implications of geoengineering under the 1.5 °c target. Analysis and policy suggestions. In: Advances in Climate Change Research. DOI: 10.1016/j.accre.2017.05.003

"In this context, geoengineering is gaining interest in the international arena. The Paris Agreement includes afforestation, carbon capture, utilization and storage, and negative emission technologies such as bio-energy with carbon capture and store. All of these techniques are CO2 removal technologies that belong to geoengineering. Solar radiation management, which is highly controversial, has also attracted increased attention in recent years."

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10.04.2017

# Political Papers

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Mead, Leila; et al. (2017): Summary of the 45th Session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: 28-31 March 2017

Mead, Leila; Davenport, Deborah; Kosolapova, Elena; Woods, Bryndis (2017): Summary of the 45th Session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: 28-31 March 2017. In Earth Negotiations Bulletin 12 (690), pp. 1–14.

IPCC meeting report including discussion on CE.

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12.05.2016

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the guardian: UN climate science chief: it's not too late to avoid dangerous temperature rise

"Lee said the IPCC should also be looking at geoengineering, or climate intervention on a planetary scale. He said he would like to see the climate panel explore the governance of geoengineering, and not just its technical aspects. "

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11.02.2016

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Williamson, Phil (2016): Emissions reduction. Scrutinize CO2 removal methods

Williamson, Phil (2016): Emissions reduction. Scrutinize CO2 removal methods. In Nature 530 (7589), pp. 153–155. DOI 10.1038/530153a.

"The viability and environmental risks of removing carbon dioxide from the air must be assessed if we are to achieve the Paris goals, writes Phil Williamson."

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19.11.2015

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Energy Post: Interview Hoesung Lee, new Chairman IPCC: “There is enormous value in carbon capture and storage”

"The new chairman of the IPCC, Hoesung Lee, wants to interact more with the energy industry. [...] 'The Fifth Assessment Report found that limited evidence was available to assess solar radiation management and carbon dioxide removal and their impact on the climate system.'"

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12.05.2015

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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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06.12.2013

# New Publications

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KIM, Jung-Eun (2013): Implications of Current Developments in International Liability for the Practice of Marine Geo-engineering Activities

KIM, Jung-Eun (2013): Implications of Current Developments in International Liability for the Practice of Marine Geo-engineering Activities. In: AsianJIL, S. 1–26. DOI: 10.1017/S2044251313000283.

"One of the key purposes of the liability regime could be to make ocean users more cautious when exploring and exploiting the oceans through charging cleaning costs or imposing compensation for damage. This paper aims to identify such a preventative effect of the international liability regime, in particular, state liability."

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08.11.2013

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CEC 2014 Blog: International engagement and African perspectives on geoengineering

Workshop report. "October saw the release of a report on a series of workshops on geoengineering governance, held around Africa in 2012 and 2013."

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05.11.2013

# Media

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50 plus Northwest: Can geo-engineering stave off global warming?

"Dear EarthTalk: What is solar geo-engineering and how can it help stave off global warming?"

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