03.07.2020

# New Publications

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Barben, Daniel; Matzner, Nils (2020): Anticipatory Governance of Climate Engineering

Barben, Daniel; Matzner, Nils (2020): Anticipatory Governance of Climate Engineering. In Oxford Research Encyclopedias: Geoengineering. DOI: 10.1093/acrefore/9780190228620.013.69.

"This article will discuss notions of anticipatory governance as developed in various institutional contexts concerned with assessing, funding, regulating, or conducting research and innovation. It will explore how notions of anticipatory governance have been transferred to the field of CE, in attempts at either shaping the course of CE-related research and innovation or at critically observing various CE-related governance endeavors by evaluating their capacities in anticipatorily governing research and technology development."

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29.06.2020

# Political Papers

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National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (2020): Solar Geoengineering Research Governance: Proceedings of a Workshop—in Brief

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (2020): Solar Geoengineering Research Governance: Proceedings of a Workshop—in Brief. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/25811

"In a workshop held in September 2019, the National Academies convened experts to inform a larger study on solar geoengineering. Workshop participants discussed the governance of research at international, national, and sub-national scales and explored research governance mechanisms that might be applied to climate intervention research. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions for the workshop."

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22.06.2020

# Political Papers

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Florin, Marie-Valentine; et al. (2020): lnternational governance issues on climate engineering Information for policymakers

Florin, Marie-Valentine; Rouse, Paul; Hubert, Anna-Maria; Honegger, Matthias; Reynolds, Jesse (2020): lnternational governance issues on climate engineering Information for policymakers. Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN). Bern.

"Driven by questions and needs from the international policymaking community to better understand the potential benefits as well as opportunities, risks, uncertainties and other challenges of CDR and SRM, at both technical and governance levels, this report reviews and compares technologies and their potential contributions, costs, risks, uncertainties, before surveying the current legal and institutional landscape of governance regarding climate engineering."

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22.06.2020

# Media

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Legal Planet: A New Report on Governing Climate Geoengineering

"A new report on the governance of climate geoengineering — that is, carbon dioxide removal (CDR) and solar geoengineering (or solar radiation modification, SRM) — has been released. International Governance Issues on Climate Engineering: Information for Policymakers was coordinated and issued by the International Risk Governance Center, edited by IRGC’s Marie-Valentine Florin, and commissioned by the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment."

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22.06.2020

# Media

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myScience: news › wire - news in brief news 2020 News 2019 A call for better governance of climate engineering technologies

"In a study for the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment EPFL’s International Risk Governance Center (IRGC) has brought together a group of global experts to point the way forward for international policymakers grappling with the risks and benefits posed by Carbon Dioxide Removal and Solar Radiation Modification."

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09.06.2020

# New Publications

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Möller, Ina. 2020: “Political Perspectives on Geoengineering: Navigating Problem Definition and Institutional Fit.”

Möller, Ina. 2020: “Political Perspectives on Geoengineering: Navigating Problem Definition and Institutional Fit.” Global Environmental Politics (20/2). 

‌"This study provides an in-depth, theoretically informed analysis of the obstacles that policymakers face when addressing geoengineering governance."

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01.06.2020

# Calls & events

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Call for Abstracts: Governing Carbon Dioxide Removal

Deadline: 21. July 2020

"The central questions for CDR governance no longer concern whether or not it should be pursued, but what CDR methods should be pursued, how much of them, when, where, and by whom. Despite this, the governance frameworks and democratic processes that will be needed to responsibly incentivize, develop and sustain CDR remain largely neglected by policymakers and understudied by researchers."

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31.05.2020

# Media

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C2G: Blog post: Ten opportunities for civil society to shape carbon dioxide removal governance

"Guest post by Holly Buck."

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14.05.2020

# New Publications

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Lin, Albert. 2020: “Geoengineering: Imperfect yet Perhaps Important Options for Addressing Climate Change.”

Lin, Albert. 2020: “Geoengineering: Imperfect yet Perhaps Important Options for Addressing Climate Change.” Handbook of U.S. Environmental Policy, ed. by David M. Konisky. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781788972840.

"‌Controversy surrounding geoengineering and worries about how the technologies might develop have led to calls for governance, whether through an international agreement, a research registry, or other means."

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30.04.2020

# Media

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Video: Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs: Prospects for Global Coordination in an Age of Pandemics and Emerging Climate Technologies

"At the same time, new technologies to alter the climate are emerging, posing their own challenges to multilateralism. What, if anything, can we learn from the global response to the pandemic that might aid us in governing new, climate-altering technologies?"

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