16.01.2020

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World Ocean Initiative: Technofixing the climate: who’s in charge?

"Failure to reverse greenhouse-gas emissions could herald the re-emergence of ideas to carry out geoengineering in the oceans. A new report considers the governance implications."

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09.12.2019

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Climate Diplomacy: China’s geoengineering build-up poses geopolitical and security risks

"As China advances its geoengineering capabilities, the security and geopolitical risks associated with these techniques for South and Southeast Asia need to be addressed urgently—and climate diplomacy can help."

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05.12.2019

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Craik, N.; et al. (2019): Climate Engineering Under the Paris Agreement

Craik, Neil and William C.G. Burns (2019): Climate Engineering Under the Paris Agreement. In Environmental Law Reporter 49 (12), November 27, 2019. https://elr.info/news-analysis/49/11113/climate-engineering-under-paris-agreement.

‌"In light of the prominent, albeit contested, role that CE is likely to play in international climate policy, this Article analyzes the specific provisions of the Paris Agreement with a view to assessing the extent to which the Agreement can provide an institutional framework to effectively govern CE internationally, and how it may shape the development and implementation of CE options."

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03.12.2019

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Meyer-Ohlendorf, N. (2019): A European Climate Law – What Should It Look Like?

Meyer-Ohlendorf, Nils (2019): A European Climate Law – What Should It Look Like?. Ecologic Institute: Berlin.

"Ursula von der Leyen, the new President of the European Commission, took office today, on 1 December 2019. As one of her first proposals, she promised to propose a European Climate Law in the first 100 days of her term in office. This 'Law' is a critical step to make Europe climate neutral. It can close gaps in existing EU climate rules. These gaps will impede the EU from becoming climate neutral before 2050. A new paper by Ecologic Institute discusses what a European Climate Law should look like, and how it could close existing gaps."

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02.12.2019

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CIGI Special Report: Governance of Marine Geoengineering

"Marine geoengineering proposals show significant diversity in terms of their purpose, scale of application, likely effectiveness, requisite levels of international cooperation and intensity of environmental risks. This diversity of marine geoengineering activities will likely place significant new demands upon the international law system to govern potential risks and opportunities."

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28.11.2019

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UCalgary News: What's wrong with geoengineering climate change?

"Researchers have been coming up with some pretty interesting ideas on how to slow down climate change. From sucking carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases out of the air, to shooting particles in the stratosphere to reduce the amount of the sun’s heat from reaching Earth. But have you ever stopped to think about the potentially negative effects these ideas may have in our quest to abate climate change?"

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24.11.2019

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Morrow, D.R. (2019): A Mission-Driven Research Program on Solar Geoengineering Could Promote Justice and Legitimacy

Morrow, David R (2019): “A Mission-Driven Research Program on Solar Geoengineering Could Promote Justice and Legitimacy.” Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy. https://doi.org/10.1080/13698230.2020.1694220

"Building on the largely epistemic reasons offered by earlier commentators, this paper argues that a well-designed mission-driven research program that aims to evaluate solar geoengineering could promote justice and legitimacy, among other valuable ends."

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14.11.2019

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C2G: Technical Brief: Considering climate-altering technologies in the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report

"This brief aims to:

  1. Highlight opportunities to publish papers for consideration in AR6, before the June 2020 deadline for literature review, which can contribute to the governance of these technologies, and;
  2. Brief policymakers and their advisers on the knowledge of these technologies that is likely to emerge in international policy discussions when AR6 is published in 2021/22."

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08.11.2019

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Kaplan, Leah; et al. (2019): Cooling a Warming Planet? Public Forums on limate Intervention Research

Kaplan, Leah; Nelson, John; Tomblin, David; Farooque, Mahmud; Lloyd, Jason; Neff, Mark et al. (2019): "Cooling a Warming Planet? Public Forums on limate Intervention Research." ASU Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes. Washington, DC. Available online at https://cspo.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/SRM_book_EPUB.pdf.

"CSPO and its partners, including the Expert and Citizen Assessment of Science and Technology (ECAST) network and the ASU-based PlanetWorks initiative, used participatory technology assessment (pTA), a method of determining public values and opinions to help inform up-stream decision-making, as an instrument to elicit views on the governance of SRM research. After an iterative design process with both technical experts and members of the lay public, CSPO hosted two day-long public deliberations on the governance of SRM research in Boston and Phoenix in September 2018."

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06.11.2019

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UC Santa Cruz Newscenter: Climate engineering: International meeting reveals tensions

"At this point, the greatest danger of climate engineering may be how little is known about where countries stand on these potentially planet-altering technologies. Who is moving forward? Who is funding research? And who is being left out of the conversation?"

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