06.04.2020

# New Publications

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Klaus Radunsky, and Tim Cadman. 2019: “Governing the Sun.”

Klaus Radunsky, and Tim Cadman. 2019: “Governing the Sun.” International Journal of Social Quality 9 (2): 19-34. 2019. https://philpapers.org/rec/RADGTS.

"This article outlines these emerging technologies focusing on bioenergy, carbon capture and storage, and stratospheric aerosol injection, and explores some of the challenges they pose. Prevention of emissions and their reliable, safe, and environmentally benign removal remain the best options. Robust governance systems and a careful, unbiased, and knowledge-driven assessment of the risks of these emerging technologies are required before they are implemented any further."

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16.03.2020

# Media

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Video: Assessing Carbon Removal webinar series: Governance of Marine Geoengineering

"In this webinar, Kerryn Brent, University of Adelaide; Wil Burns, Co-Director of the Institute for Carbon Removal Law & Policy; and Jeffrey McGee, University of Tasmania will discuss the potential role of marine climate geoengineering approaches such as ocean alkalinity enhancement and "blue carbon." Focusing on the governance of marine geoengineering research and deployment, along with potential risks of this approach, this webinar come on the heels of CIGI's Special Report on the topic authored by Brent, Burns, and McGee."

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02.03.2020

# New Publications

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Simon, Manon, and Jeffrey McGee (2020): The Governance of Solar Geoengineering: Managing Climate Change in the Anthropocene by Jesse L. Reynolds

Simon, Manon, and Jeffrey McGee (2020): The Governance of Solar Geoengineering: Managing Climate Change in the Anthropocene by Jesse L. Reynolds, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2019. Australian Journal of Maritime & Ocean Affairs. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/18366503.2020.1732274.

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28.02.2020

# New Publications

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Reynolds, Jesse L.; Horton, Joshua B. (2020): An earth system governance perspective on solar geoengineering

Reynolds, Jesse L.; Horton, Joshua B. (2020): An earth system governance perspective on solar geoengineering. In Earth System Governance, p. 100043. DOI: 10.1016/j.esg.2020.100043.

"To stimulate its sustained uptake as a subject within the ESG research program, we identify significant contributions thus far by ESG scholars on the subject of solar geoengineering governance and survey the wider solar geoengineering governance literature from the perspective of the new ESG research framework. Based on this analysis, we also suggest specific potential lines of inquiry that we believe are ripe for research by ESG scholars: nonstate actors’ roles, polycentricity, public engagement and participation, and the Anthropocene."

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05.02.2020

# Media

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C2G Guest Post: A better understanding of non-Western views is needed for inclusive SRM governance

"Yet public perception research on SRM has been so far limited largely to the countries of Europe and North America—the so-called WEIRD (Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich and Democratic) societies. To help fill this gap, we conducted an online survey of university students in six Asia-Pacific countries: Australia, China, India, Japan, the Philippines, and South Korea."

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05.02.2020

# Calls & events

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Job: Postdoctoral Researcher, Climate Change, Sustainable Development and Trade Law (University of Eastern Finland)

Deadline: 14. February 2020

"The main task will be to contribute to two international and multidisciplinary research projects at the interface of climate change, sustainable development and trade law, focusing on international law and the governance of fossil fuel subsidies."

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30.01.2020

# Political Papers

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C2G Technical Brief: Considering climate-altering technologies in the IPCC AR6 (2nd Edition)

C2G Technical Brief: Considering climate-altering technologies in the IPCC AR6. 12 November 2019 - 2nd Edition

"The Sixth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCCAR6), currently in preparation, will play a key role in the formation of future climate change policy. This includes the governance of potential climate-altering technologies, such as Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) and Solar Radiation Modification (SRM). "

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30.01.2020

# Political Papers

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C2G Policy Brief: Governing Large-Scale Carbon Dioxide Removal (2nd Edition)

C2G Policy Brief: Governing Large-Scale Carbon Dioxide Removal. 21 November 2019 - 2nd Edition.

"Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR), also known as negative emissions, aims to address the primary driver of climate change by removing carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere and ensuring its long-term storage. If deployed at a large-scale, CDR could slow the rate of global warming and help prevent ocean acidification. "

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30.01.2020

# Political Papers

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C2G Policy Brief: Governing Solar Radiation Modification (2nd Edition)

C2G Policy Brief: Governing Solar Radiation Modification. 26 November 2019 - 2nd Edition.

"Current commitments made under the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change are insufficient to keep global warming below 2°C, and according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), much greater ambition is necessary. In response, scientists and others are considering the viability of climate-altering technologies known as Solar Radiation Modification (SRM). These aim to reflect solar radiation (sunlight) back into space or allow more heat to escape Earth’s atmosphere in order to counter some of the effects of climate change by reducing the global temperature."

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30.01.2020

# Political Papers

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C2G: Evidence Brief (2020): Governing Solar Radiation Modification

C2G Evidence Brief (2020): Governing Solar Radiation Modification. 21 January 2020.

"This briefing summarises the latest evidence around Marine Cloud Brightening (MCB) and Stratospheric Aerosol Injection (SAI), two important types of Solar Radiation Modification climate-altering technologies. It describes the techniques, explores their technical readiness, current research, applicable governance frameworks, and other socio-political considerations. It provides an analysis of the types of geopolitical issues and concerns, including security, that the technologies may give rise to and how existing governance does or does not help address those. It also provides an overview of key existing governance instruments of relevance to their governance."

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