14.09.2020

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The Vatican: Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

"We must restore with justice in mind, ensuring that those who have lived on the land for generations can regain control over its usage."

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07.09.2020

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Puno, Railla Veronica D. (2020): A Rights-Based Approach to Governance of Climate Geoengineering

Puno, Railla Veronica D. (2020): A Rights-Based Approach to Governance of Climate Geoengineering. In ELR 10744.

"This Article explores a rights-based approach for the governance of geoengineering in international law, including the impetus, rationale, and options for implementation. The approach would take into account the need for participation, accountability, nondiscrimination, and equality in its development and deployment, while addressing the potential of such technologies in mitigating the impacts that climate change would have to the full enjoyment of human rights, including the right to a healthy environment."

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24.08.2020

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Morrow, David R.; et al. (2020): Principles for Thinking about Carbon Dioxide Removal in Just Climate Policy

Morrow, David R.; Thompson, Michael S.; Anderson, Angela; Batres, Maya; Buck, Holly J.; Dooley, Kate et al. (2020): Principles for Thinking about Carbon Dioxide Removal in Just Climate Policy. In One Earth 3 (2), pp. 150–153. DOI: 10.1016/j.oneear.2020.07.015.

"Carbon dioxide removal (CDR) is rising up the climate-policy agenda. Four principles for thinking about its role in climate policy can help ensure that CDR supports the kind of robust, abatement-focused long-term climate strategy that is essential to fair and effective implementation."

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17.08.2020

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Gardiner, Stephen M.; et al. (2020): The Ethics of “Geoengineering” the Global Climate. Justice, Legitimacy and Governance

Gardiner, Stephen M.; McKinnon, Catriona; Fragnière, Augustin (2020): The Ethics of “Geoengineering” the Global Climate. Justice, Legitimacy and Governance: Routledge.

"[...] this book gathers contributions from leading voices and rising stars in political philosophy to respond. It is essential reading for anyone puzzled about how geoengineering might promote or thwart the ends of justice in a dramatically changing world."

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18.05.2020

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DownToEarth: What do science-based targets to limit climate change really look like?

"Commitment to climate justice demands that rich countries make deeper cuts to their emissions than merely equalising per-capita emissions by 2030."

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20.01.2020

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Phys.org: Can solar geoengineering mitigate both climate change and income inequality?

"While de-carbonizing the world's emissions sources continues to pose a large challenge, solar geoengineering, which is process where incoming sunlight is intentionally reflected to cool rising temperatures, could help avoid the worst consequences of global warming. This analysis is the first to project the response of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to the specific pattern of cooling solar geoengineering produces."

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20.01.2020

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MIT Technology Review: Why geoengineering may narrow global economic inequality

"The researchers state that this is a simplified thought exercise to explore these questions. It leaves out of other factors like sea-level rise, glosses over uncertainties about environmental side effects, and assumes high levels of emissions and geoengineering. Moreover, even if things wound up better on average, it still wouldn’t mean that all poor nations would come out ahead."

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20.01.2020

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Inverse: Could solar geoengineering solve African poverty?

"While a new report say yes, others aren't convinced."

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20.01.2020

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Harding, Anthony R.; et al. (2020): Climate econometric models indicate solar geoengineering would reduce inter-country income inequality

Harding, Anthony R.; Ricke, Katharine; Heyen, Daniel; MacMartin, Douglas G.; Moreno-Cruz, Juan (2020): Climate econometric models indicate solar geoengineering would reduce inter-country income inequality. In Nat Commun 11 (1), pp. 1–9. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-13957-x.

"Combining historical evidence with climate simulations of mean annual temperature and precipitation, we project socio-economic outcomes under high anthropogenic emissions for stylized climate scenarios in which global temperatures are stabilized or over-cooled by blocking solar radiation. We find impacts of climate changes on global GDP-per-capita by the end of the century are temperature-driven, highly dispersed, and model dependent. "

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20.01.2020

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Mirage News: Reflecting sunlight away from earth could fight climate change and poverty

“We find hotter countries respond more to small changes in temperature,” said Moreno-Cruz, who is also Canada Research Chair in energy transitions. “Because poorer countries tend to be hotter, there is a disproportional impact of climate on those countries.

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