23.09.2018

# New Publications

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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

# New Publications

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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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27.06.2018

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New Security Beat: Engineering the Climate—or Deploying Disaster? Applying Just War Theory to Geoengineering

"As the national security ramifications of climate change grow more pronounced, climate manipulation technologies, known as geoengineering, will become more attractive as a method of staving off climate-related security emergencies.  However, geoengineering technologies could disrupt the global ecological status quo, and could pose a potentially coercive (and very serious) threat to peace."

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18.06.2018

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Markus, Till; et al. (2018): An Assessment of Climate Engineering from a Buddhist Perspective

Markus, Till; Vivekānanda, Bhikkhu; Lawrence, Mark (2018): An Assessment of Climate Engineering from a Buddhist Perspective. In Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture. DOI: 10.1558/jsrnc.34831

"This article expounds a Buddhist perspective on the rapidly emerging topic of Climate Engineering, i.e. the deliberate, large-scale manipulation of the environment as a proposed means to counteract anthropogenic climate change or some of its specific aspects like global mean temperature increase. It sets the stage with two orthogonal aspects: an overview of the topic of Climate Engineering, and a broader analysis of the Buddhist perspective on mankind’s relationship with nature. Linking these together, we show that as one of the world’s major faiths, Buddhism can provide valuable insights and perspectives for the evolving global discourse on Climate Engineering methods, and that it advocates some basic requirements concerning their further development and possible future deployment."

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04.06.2018

# New Publications

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Attfield, Robin (2018): The Ethics of Geo-engineering

Attfield, Robin (2018): The Ethics of Geo-engineering. In : Proceedings of the XXIII World Congress of Philosophy: Philosophy Documentation Center, pp. 23–27.

"Some favor this measure as a quick and inexpensive replacement for mitigation; but its possible side-effects and lack of an exit-strategy mean that its deployment would be misguided, and that researching it might undermine determination to reach a mitigation agreement. Some forms of Carbon Dioxide Removal (seeding the oceans with iron filings to grow carbon-reducing algae) face similar objections, but others, like afforestation and Carbon Capture and Storage (itself not yet operative), comprise acceptable enhancements of current technology. Even if they do not buy time, these measures could beneficially supplement a global Climate Change agreement."

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