14.11.2019

# Political Papers

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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

# New Publications

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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

# Media

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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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01.11.2019

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Guest post on C2G: Maria Hammershøy: Faith, climate-altering technologies, and the Arctic

"People working in the science, business or politics of climate change might usually give little thought to what the Catholic Church or other faith communities think about the governance of climate-altering technologies. Yet the major world religions have accumulated thousands of years of reflection on our role as caretakers of Earth, as well as ethical and moral reflections on new technologies and large-scale risk."

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01.11.2019

# New Publications

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Bellamy, Rob, and Oliver Geden (2019): “Govern CO2 Removal from the Ground Up.”

Bellamy, Rob, and Oliver Geden. 2019. “Govern CO2 Removal from the Ground Up.” Nature Geoscience 12 (11): 874–76. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41561-019-0475-7.

‌"Scientists and policymakers must acknowledge that carbon dioxide removal can be small in scale and still be relevant for climate policy, that it will primarily emerge ‘bottom up’, and that different methods have different governance needs."

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01.11.2019

# Media

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Phys.org: Climate engineering: International meeting reveals tensions

"The "hidden politics" of  engineering were partially revealed earlier this year at the fourth United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-4), when Switzerland proposed a resolution on geoengineering governance."

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01.11.2019

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Blog post by Prakash Kashwan on the Forum for CE Assessment: Should geoengineering be considered a global public good?

"“Geoengineering to be regulated as a public good” – this is the first among the five key “Oxford Principles” for the governance of geoengineering. However, ‘public goods’ means very different things to different audiences. Climate scientists, social scientists, economists, the general public, policymakers: all may carry quite different understandings of what it means to look at something as a public good."

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25.10.2019

# Political Papers

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C2G: Policy Brief: Governing Marine Carbon Dioxide Removal

"Marine CDR techniques are for the most part theoretical, but if ever deployed, some could create large and potentially long-term risks and governance challenges. We do not yet know enough about the risks, costs and potential benefits, or governance requirements, to understand if marine CDR techniques could be viable, or – if so – whether, when or how to deploy them at scale."

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25.10.2019

# Calls & events

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Event: Law, Justice and Development Week 2019

04 - 07 November 2019, Washington, D.C. / USA

Featuring a panel on "Technology Innovation for Climate Action: Legal and Governance Aspects".

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LINK to register (Deadline: 27 October 2019)


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25.10.2019

# Media

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Video: C2G: Young People Tackle the Tough Decisions on Climate-Altering Technologies

"In support of the UN Youth Climate Summit, the Carnegie Climate Governance Initiative (C2G) hosted a series of interactive games for young climate leaders exploring how society might tackle difficult decisions about whether or not to deploy climate-altering technologies to tackle global heating. Sessions were run by Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre and Climate Interactive at the offices of Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, New York City, September 22, 2019."

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