11.12.2018

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FiveThirtyEight: We Have Ways To Stop Rogue Scientists. They Don’t Always Work.

"The same week that news of He’s experiments came out, the journal Nature ran a story about a team at Harvard that is planning the first real-world experiments in geoengineering — releasing particles of calcium carbonate into the high atmosphere over part of the southwestern United States. It’s part of a project to develop a way to block sunlight and hopefully reduce the global average temperature (but not by too much). The tests could start as early as next year."

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29.10.2018

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The Christian Science Monitor: Unintended consequences: Climate-hacking poses big ethical questions

"The idea of blotting out the sun, whether floated by Frédéric Bastiat or Montgomery Burns, has long stood as a metaphor for human arrogance."

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22.10.2018

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India Climate Dialogue: Geoengineering must be transparent to gain public trust

"The world remains on track for more than three degrees Celsius of average warming by 2100. That will trigger calls for drastic measures to combat a climate emergency, including carbon removal from the atmosphere or solar radiation management. Geoengineering in this form or any other urgently needs governance — and transparency lies at its heart."

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23.09.2018

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Blackstock, J.; et al. (2018): Geoengineering our climate? Ethics, politics and governance

Blackstock, J.; Low, S. (Hg.) (2019): Geoengineering our climate? Ethics, politics and governance. Abingdon, Oxon, New York, NY: Routledge (Science in society series). DOI: 9781849713733

"In this important book, a diverse collection of scholars, policymakers, and civil society representatives examine and reflect upon the global geoengineering debate they have helped shape. Opening with essays examining the historic origins of contemporary geoengineering ideas, the book goes on to explore the practical and ethical dilemmas geoengineering poses; the evolving geoengineering research agenda; the challenges geoengineering technologies present to current international legal and political frameworks; differing perceptions of geoengineering from around the world; and how geoengineering technologies might be governed if/as they begin to emerge from the lab into the real world."

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20.09.2018

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Nature: Don’t deploy negative emissions technologies without ethical analysis

"The IPCC report will confirm an open secret: in the light of growing emissions, targets for mitigating climate change increasingly depend on ‘negative emissions technologies’ that suck carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere. Staying within 2 °C could mean extracting billions of tonnes of CO2 this century."

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20.09.2018

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Gardiner, S.; et al. (2018): The Tollgate Principles for the Governance of Geoengineering: Moving Beyond the Oxford Principles to an Ethically More Robust Approach

Gardiner, S.; Fragnière, A. (2018): The Tollgate Principles for the Governance of Geoengineering: Moving Beyond the Oxford Principles to an Ethically More Robust Approach. In: Ethics, Policy & Environment 21 (2), S. 143–174. DOI: 10.1080/21550085.2018.1509472.

"This article offers a constructive critique of the Oxford Principles for the governance of geoengineering and proposes an alternative set of principles, the Tollgate Principles, based on that critique. Our main concern is that, despite their many merits, the Oxford Principles remain largely instrumental and dominated by procedural considerations; therefore, they fail to lay the groundwork sufficiently for the more substantive ethical debate that is needed. The article aims to address this gap by making explicit many of the important ethical questions lurking in the background, especially around values such as justice, respect and legitimacy."

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03.09.2018

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MyStatesman: Commentary: The climate crisis will not be solved by technology alone

"Optimism needs to be distinguished from hope. Much of the optimism surrounding climate change is dominated by technological imaginaries and proposals such as geoengineering the planet through solar radiation management."

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22.08.2018

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C2G2 (2018): Technical Briefing Paper: Knowledge gaps on climate-related geoengineering in relation to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

C2G2 (2018): Technical Briefing Paper: Knowledge gaps on climate-related geoengineering in relation to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). Carnegie Climate Geoengineering Governance Initiative (C2G2). Online verfügbar unter https://www.c2g2.net/wp-content/uploads/20180704-C2G2-CBD-ResGaps.pdf.

"This technical briefing presents an assessment of knowledge gaps on climate-related geoengineering relevant to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) based on a recent workshop with members of the Subsidiary Body on Science, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA) and validated by a review of relevant academic literature."

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16.07.2018

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Dékány, Anett (2018): Climate Justice and Geoengineering

Dékány, Anett (2018): Preston, C.J. (ed.). Climate Justice and Geoengineering: Ethics and Policy in the Atmospheric Anthropocene. In: HunGeoBull 67 (2), S. 191–193. DOI: 10.15201/hungeobull.67.2.7.

"The current edited volume is a remarkable initiative to provide a comprehensive and comparative overview of climatic technologies and ethical issues in their interrelations. It gives us the opportunity to evaluate technologies while taking into consideration key ethical challenges, and to gain a better understanding of alternative climate policies. Thanks to the fairness approach the list of contributors includes both advocates of climate intervention research and its sceptics."

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06.07.2018

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C2G2: Knowledge gaps on climate-related geoengineering in relation to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

"This technical briefing presents an assessment of knowledge gaps on climate-related geoengineering relevant to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) based on a recent workshop with members of the Subsidiary Body on Science, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA) and validated by a review of relevant academic literature."

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