21.01.2019

# New Publications

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Heyward, C. (2018): Normative issues of geoengineering technologies

Heyward, C. (2018): Normative issues of geoengineering technologies. In: TREVOR M. LETCHER (Hg.): MANAGING GLOBAL WARMING. An interface of technology and human issues. [S.l.]: ELSEVIER ACADEMIC PRESS, S. 639–657.

"This chapter gives a brief overview of the emergence of the idea of negative emissions technologies and solar radiation management technologies in climate change policy and the normative issues—questions of values—that they might raise. Normative issues fall into four broad categories: (1) distributive justice, (2) procedural justice, (3) ethical issues, and (4) rectificatory justice."

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21.01.2019

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Hourdequin, M. (2019): Climate Change, Climate Engineering, and the ‘Global Poor’

Hourdequin, M. (2019): Climate Change, Climate Engineering, and the ‘Global Poor’. What Does Justice Require? In: Ethics, Policy & Environment 19 (6), S. 1–19. DOI: 10.1080/21550085.2018.1562525.

"In recent work, Joshua Horton and David Keith argue on distributive and consequentialist grounds that research into solar radiation management (SRM) geoengineering is justified because the resulting knowledge has the potential to benefit everyone, particularly the ‘global poor.’ I argue that this view overlooks procedural and recognitional justice, and thus relegates to the background questions of how SRM research should be governed."

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21.01.2019

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Sikka, T. (2019): Climate Technology, Gender, and Justice. The Standpoint of the Vulnerable

Sikka, T. (2019): Climate Technology, Gender, and Justice. The Standpoint of the Vulnerable. Cham, Cham: Springer International Publishing; Springer (SpringerBriefs in Sociology). pp. 15-44.

"This Chapter provides an overview of geoengineering research, including the status of current research and testing, the significance of modeling and simulation, the role of public participation, and the subject of governance. A discussion of geoengineering’s basic epistemology, values and background assumptions is also included with specific attention paid to the solar radiation management technique of atmospheric sulfate geoengineering."

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14.01.2019

# New Publications

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Preston, C.; et al. (2019): Recognitional Justice, Climate Engineering, and the Care Approach

Preston, C.; Carr, W. (2019): Recognitional Justice, Climate Engineering, and the Care Approach. In: Ethics, Policy & Environment 4 (7), S. 1–16. DOI: 10.1080/21550085.2018.1562527.

"Given the existing inequities in climate change, any proposed climate engineering strategy to solve the climate problem must meet a high threshold for justice. In contrast to an overly thin paradigm for justice that demands only a science-based assessment of potential temperature-related benefits and harms, we argue for the importance of attention to recognitional justice."

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20.09.2018

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Gardiner, S.; et al. (2018): The Tollgate Principles for the Governance of Geoengineering: Moving Beyond the Oxford Principles to an Ethically More Robust Approach

Gardiner, S.; Fragnière, A. (2018): The Tollgate Principles for the Governance of Geoengineering: Moving Beyond the Oxford Principles to an Ethically More Robust Approach. In: Ethics, Policy & Environment 21 (2), S. 143–174. DOI: 10.1080/21550085.2018.1509472.

"This article offers a constructive critique of the Oxford Principles for the governance of geoengineering and proposes an alternative set of principles, the Tollgate Principles, based on that critique. Our main concern is that, despite their many merits, the Oxford Principles remain largely instrumental and dominated by procedural considerations; therefore, they fail to lay the groundwork sufficiently for the more substantive ethical debate that is needed. The article aims to address this gap by making explicit many of the important ethical questions lurking in the background, especially around values such as justice, respect and legitimacy."

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23.12.2017

# Media

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IIED: Geoengineering and development – what price on equity and justice in the coming climate culture wars?

"Climate geoengineering is a divisive topic. What could be good – the promise of ways to either cool the planet through enhancing the reflection of sunlight, or to remove CO2 from the atmosphere thereby reducing global warming – could also be terrible. Particularly if banking on hypothetical solutions from unproven technology reduces the urgency of efforts to stop putting greenhouse gases into the atmosphere."

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24.08.2017

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Environmental Guru: Why Procedural Justice Matters for Climate Engineering

"It is fairly obvious that substantive justice matters for climate engineering policies. This is true of both solar radiation management and greenhouse gas removal varieties, because either could affect the distribution of burdens and benefits among persons. Because of this, we could evaluate whether some such policy is likely to secure the distribution required by substantive justice (whatever that might be). The result of this evaluation might give us ethical reasons to oppose or support the policy in question."

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31.07.2017

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FCEA Blog: The Developing World and Climate Engineering: Unevenly Affected and Underrepresented

"Asian monsoons have become a poignant parable in climate engineering discourse. Theoretically envisioning the effects of climate engineering on monsoons encapsulates the diffuse and complex implications embedded in these emerging technologies. However, the thought exercise reveals just as much about the discourse concerning the technologies as they do the technologies themselves. Specifically, they reveal the relative absence of developing countries from the discussion."

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19.03.2016

# New Publications

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Preston, Christopher J. (Ed.) (2016): Climate Justice and Geoengineering

Preston, Christopher J. (Ed.) (2016): Climate Justice and Geoengineering: Rowman & Littlefield International.

"A collection of original and innovative essays that compare the justice issues raised by climate engineering to the justice issues raised by competing approaches to solving the climate problem."

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16.09.2014

# Calls & events

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News Review of Week 38

The news review of calendar week 38 in 2014 is now available here.


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