22.07.2021

# Media

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C2G: How can the idea of a planetary emergency help the world emerge from crisis?

"Understanding that we face a planetary emergency can help countries and citizens around the world overcome our many interlocking crises, says Sandrine Dixson-Decleve, co-president of the Club of Rome during aC2GTalk interview. Bringing international, national and local leaders into inclusive, people-focused governance processes can help our emergence into a new type of civilization. "

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22.07.2021

# New Publications

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Parson, Edward A.; Reynolds, Jesse L. (2021): Solar Geoengineering Governance: Insights from a Scenario Exercise

Parson, Edward A.; Reynolds, Jesse L. (2021): Solar Geoengineering Governance: Insights from a Scenario Exercise. In Futures. DOI: 10.1016/j.futures.2021.102805.

"This paper concludes the collection on an extended scenario exercise that examined governance challenges and potential responses for solar geoengineering."

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19.07.2021

# Political Papers

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Morton, Evvan (2021): Ensuring Good Governance of Carbon Dioxide Removal

Morton, Evvan (2021): Ensuring Good Governance of Carbon Dioxide Removal. Day One Project.

"The Department of Energy’s CDR task force should recommend a governance strategy for CDR implementation to responsibly, equitably, and effectively combat climate change by achieving net-negative CO2 emissions."

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19.07.2021

# New Publications

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Reynolds, Jesse L. (2021): Earth system interventions as technologies of the Anthropocene

Reynolds, Jesse L. (2021): Earth system interventions as technologies of the Anthropocene. In Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions 40, pp. 132–146. DOI: 10.1016/j.eist.2021.06.010.

"This paper identifies more than a dozen social, political, and ethical challenges that are common across many of the emerging technological ESIs. Governance could mitigate and manage these issues, and it would be made more effective and robust by understanding and treating new ESIs as such and as a potentially transformative set of innovations in human-Earth system relations."

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07.07.2021

# New Publications

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Florin, Marie-Valentine (2021): Combatting climate change through a portfolio of approaches

Florin, Marie-Valentine (2021): Combatting climate change through a portfolio of approaches. EPFL International Risk Governance Center (IRGC).

"This piece elaborates on IRGC’s report on governance issues related to climate engineering."

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07.06.2021

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C2G Talk: An interview with Marc Valheukelen: How might solar radiation modification be put on the international governance agenda?

"It is important to reflect internationally on climate-altering approaches such as Solar Radiation Modification, in case the world is not capable of meeting the mitigation challenge, says Marc Vanheukelenthe European External Action Service’s ambassador at large for climate diplomacy, during a C2GTalk interview. But these approaches should not become an “alibi for inaction.”"

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31.05.2021

# New Publications

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Healey, Peter; et al. (2021): Governing Net Zero Carbon Removals to Avoid Entrenching Inequities

Healey, Peter; Scholes, Robert; Lefale, Penehuro; Yanda, Pius (2021): Governing Net Zero Carbon Removals to Avoid Entrenching Inequities. In Front. Clim. 3. DOI: 10.3389/fclim.2021.672357.

"The use of CDR to contribute to robust progress toward Paris climate goals requires global agreement on simultaneously reducing emissions and enhancing removals, equity in burden sharing, and an interdisciplinary effort led by individual jurisdictions and focused on the co-development of technologies and governance to create CDR portfolios matched to local needs."

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31.05.2021

# Political Papers

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Grisé, Michelle; et al. (2021): Climate Control: International Legal Mechanisms for Managing the Geopolitical Risks of Geoengineering

Grisé, Michelle; Yonekura, Emmi; Blake, Jonathan S.; Desmet, David; Garg, Anusree; Preston, Benjamin Lee (2021): Climate Control: International Legal Mechanisms for Managing the Geopolitical Risks of Geoengineering. RAND Corporation.

"In this Perspective, the authors review the state of different geoengineering technologies, highlighting differences in technological development stage, price, time scales, and potential secondary effects. They discuss the geopolitical risks that may be introduced by geoengineering implementation. Given the many serious risks that geoengineering poses, they conclude by examining whether existing international governance mechanisms manage the geopolitical risks associated with geoengineering."

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26.05.2021

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C2G Talk: An interview with Youba Sokona: How do we include sustainable development when considering climate-altering approaches?

"Context matters and without clarity on the impacts that climate-altering approaches will have from different perspectives, it will be difficult to deal with the ethical and governance dimensions, said Youba Sokona during a C2GTalk interview. He highlights the need for research that not only considers the global level, but seeks to understand the national and local levels where people’s lives are impacted."

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26.05.2021

# New Publications

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Palmer, James; Carton, Wim (2021): Carbon Removal as Carbon Revival? Bioenergy, Negative Emissions, and the Politics of Alternative Energy Futures

Palmer, James; Carton, Wim (2021): Carbon Removal as Carbon Revival? Bioenergy, Negative Emissions, and the Politics of Alternative Energy Futures. In Front. Clim. 3, p. 60. DOI: 10.3389/fclim.2021.678031.

"This Perspective therefore calls for governance frameworks for carbon dioxide removal to adjudicate between conflicting approaches to achieving negative emissions not only on the basis of technical efficiency, or even ‘on-the-ground’ social and environmental impacts, but also according to compatibility with socially legitimate visions and understandings of what energy – and more specifically energy use – should ultimately be for in the post-fossil fuel era."

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