26.01.2021

# New Publications

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Drake, Henri F.; et al. (2020): A Multi-control Climate Policy Process for a Designated Decision Maker

Drake, Henri F.; Rivest, Ronald L.; Edelman, Alan; Deutch, John (2020): A Multi-control Climate Policy Process for a Designated Decision Maker. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Cambridge, MA (MIT CEEPR Working Paper Series).

"We present an idealized model of optimally-controlled climate change, which is complementary to simpler analytical models and more comprehensive Integrated Assessment Models. We show that the four methods of controlling climate damage– mitigation, carbon dioxide removal, adaptation, and solar radiation modification– are not interchangeable, as they enter at different stages of the causal chain that connects GHG emissions to climate damages."

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21.12.2020

# Political Papers

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Keith, David W.; Deutch, John M. (2020): Climate Policy Enters Four Dimensions

Keith, David W.; Deutch, John M. (2020): Climate Policy Enters Four Dimensions. In Melissa S. Kearney, Amy Ganz (Eds.): Securing Our Economic Future. Washington, DC: The Aspen Institute, pp. 264–293.

"In this chapter, authors David Keith, the Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics at Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and John Deutch, emeritus Institute Professor in the Department of Chemistry at MIT, describe what needs to be done to craft a politically stable and economically sound climate policy that includes balanced reliance on the four mechanisms to manage climate risks, which they call the climate control mechanisms: emissions reduction, carbon dioxide removal (CDR), adaptation, and solar radiation modification (SRM)."

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26.10.2020

# New Publications

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Buck, Holly J.; et al. (2020): Adaptation and Carbon Removal

Buck, Holly J., Jay Furhman, David R. Morrow, Daniel L. Sanchez, and Frances M. Wang (2020): Adaptation and Carbon Removal. One Earth 3 (4): 425–35. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oneear.2020.09.008.

‌"We propose three simple principles for integrating carbon removal and adaptation: identify opportunities for adaptive carbon removal in planning, prioritize adaptive value of projects, and give credit for carbon removed."

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18.10.2019

# New Publications

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Bellamy, Rob (2019): Social readiness of adaptation technologies

Bellamy, Rob (2019): Social readiness of adaptation technologies. In Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change 10 (6). DOI: 10.1002/wcc.623.

"Despite growing recognition that Europe must adapt to climate variability and change, there is still limited evidence of adaptation implementation. At the same time, despite knowing that successful adaptation will be contingent on societal factors just as much as on technical ones, there has been very little research into social perceptions of adaptation technologies."

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11.02.2019

# Media

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Start Magazine: Come si dibatte tra Stati Uniti e Onu sulla minaccia del Climate Change alla Sicurezza Nazionale. La Geoingegneria (terza parte) (Italian)

Italien article on CE

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27.10.2015

# New Publications

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Chris, Robert (2015): Systems thinking for geoengineering policy

Chris, Robert (2015): Systems thinking for geoengineering policy. Balsingstoke: Routledge.

"Systems Thinking for Geoengineering Policy is the first book to theorise geoengineering in terms of complex adaptive systems theory and to argue for the theoretical imperative of adaptive management as the default methodology for an effective low risk means of confronting the inescapable uncertainty and surprise that characterise potential climate futures. The book illustrates how a shift from the conventional Enlightenment paradigm of linear reductionist thinking, in favour of systems thinking, would promote policies that are robust against the widest range of plausible futures rather than optimal only for the most likely, and also unlock the policy paralysis caused by making long term predictions of policy outcomes a prior condition for policy formulation."

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28.11.2014

# Media

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Herald Scotland: INSIDE TRACK: Climate change affects us all and we must all act

"But these technologies, some of them currently unproven, do not amount to a miraculous solution and now the scientists are telling it like it is. Studies of geo-engineering - trying to manipulate the climate artificially - have found that the knock-on effects are very complicated."

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31.05.2012

# Political Papers

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Borick, Christopher; Rabe, Barry (2012): Americans Cool on Geoengineering. Approaches to Addressing Climate Change

Borick, Christopher; Rabe, Barry (2012): Americans Cool on Geoengineering. Approaches to Addressing Climate Change. Brookings. Washington, D.C. (Governance Studies, 47).

"Given the political and economic challenge of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, there is growing interest in finding alternative methods of dealing with climate change. In a new paper, Christopher Borick and Barry Rabe look at the American public's attitude towards using geoengineering solutions as a means to combat global warming."

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03.04.2012

# Political Papers

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German Research Foundation (DFG): Climate Engineering: Great need for research on scientific issues

The German Research Foundation / Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft stated great research needs in Climate Engineering, especially in the fields of politics, law and ethics. (German language)

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23.01.2012

# Media

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NY Times: Complications of Hacking the Planet

Article on crop yield and SRM as well as other actual studies.

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