30.05.2020

# Media

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Legal Planet: Nonstate Actors Could Help Govern Solar Geoengineering

"Although reductions in greenhouse gas emissions continue to be inadequate to prevent dangerous climate change, solar geoengineering appears able to substantially reduce climate risks. More research, including outdoor experiments, is needed to reduce critical uncertainties. This could pose some environmental risks and — arguably more importantly — will raise diverse social concerns, such as research “sliding” into undue deployment. For these reasons, some additional governance of solar geoengineering may be warranted."

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27.05.2020

# New Publications

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Michaelowa, Axel. 2020: "The governance of solar geoengineering by Jesse L. Reynolds, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2019."

Michaelowa, Axel. 2020: "The governance of solar geoengineering by Jesse L. Reynolds, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2019." Environmental Politics (29/4), 759-760. https://doi.org/10.1080/09644016.2020.1757582.

"While there is a rapidly growing number of research articles on geoengineering as well as several books discussing its challenges aiming at a general audience, Reynolds’s book is the first that achieves a complete overview of the governance questions linked to SRM. It is a ‘must read’ for any political scientist or economist trying to understand how to manage SRM on various levels and will remain a key reference for the foreseeable future."

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30.04.2020

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SRMGI: Interview with Dr. Izidine Pinto

"In January, global SRM research reached an important milestone: the publication of the world’s first African research paper on solar geoengineering. The paper’s lead author was Mozambican climatologist Dr Izidine Pinto, working with colleagues at the University of Cape Town and the American National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)."

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22.04.2020

# New Publications

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Lutsko, Nicholas J.; et al. 2020: “Estimating Impacts and Trade‐offs in Solar Geoengineering Scenarios With a Moist Energy Balance Model.”

Lutsko, Nicholas J., Jacob T. Seeley, and David W. Keith. 2020: “Estimating Impacts and Trade‐offs in Solar Geoengineering Scenarios With a Moist Energy Balance Model.” Geophysical Research Letters. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020gl087290.

‌"Here, a moist energy balance model (EBM) is used to evaluate several SRM proposals, providing fundamental insight into how the insolation reduction profile affects the climate response."

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02.03.2020

# New Publications

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Simon, Manon, and Jeffrey McGee (2020): The Governance of Solar Geoengineering: Managing Climate Change in the Anthropocene by Jesse L. Reynolds

Simon, Manon, and Jeffrey McGee (2020): The Governance of Solar Geoengineering: Managing Climate Change in the Anthropocene by Jesse L. Reynolds, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2019. Australian Journal of Maritime & Ocean Affairs. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/18366503.2020.1732274.

Book review.

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28.02.2020

# New Publications

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Reynolds, Jesse L.; Horton, Joshua B. (2020): An earth system governance perspective on solar geoengineering

Reynolds, Jesse L.; Horton, Joshua B. (2020): An earth system governance perspective on solar geoengineering. In Earth System Governance, p. 100043. DOI: 10.1016/j.esg.2020.100043.

"To stimulate its sustained uptake as a subject within the ESG research program, we identify significant contributions thus far by ESG scholars on the subject of solar geoengineering governance and survey the wider solar geoengineering governance literature from the perspective of the new ESG research framework. Based on this analysis, we also suggest specific potential lines of inquiry that we believe are ripe for research by ESG scholars: nonstate actors’ roles, polycentricity, public engagement and participation, and the Anthropocene."

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26.02.2020

# Media

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Legal Planet: Maxing Out NEPA: Environmental Review of Early Solar Geoengineering Field Research

"Done right, environmental review can reach what worries people most about climate engineering."

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30.01.2020

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Medium: The Scoop on Solar Geoengineering: Is it a Viable Solution?

"In a recent debate on Intelligence Squared, debaters explored the prospect of solar geoengineering to solve the looming environmental crisis of global warming. Speakers explored their different approaches to the legal, security, and policy implications that implementing geoengineering techniques could take."

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23.01.2020

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BBC News: Space mission to reveal 'Truths' about climate change

"The UK is going to lead a space mission to get an absolute measurement of the light reflected off Earth's surface."

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23.01.2020

# Calls & events

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Job: Fellowships at Harvard's Solar Geoengineering Research Program (SGRP)

Deadline: 28. February 2020

"We encourage applications from scholars in a range of disciplines, including the natural sciences, economics, law, government, public policy, public health, medicine, design, and the humanities. We also encourage applicants who are new to the field of solar geoengineering, and who have critical views."

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