18.03.2021

# Political Papers

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Webb, Romany M. (2021): The Law of Enhanced Weathering for Carbon Dioxide Removal. Volume 2 – Legal Issues Associated with Materials Sourcing

Webb, Romany M. (2021): The Law of Enhanced Weathering for Carbon Dioxide Removal. Volume 2 – Legal Issues Associated with Materials Sourcing. Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School. New York, NY.

"This paper examines key U.S. federal and state laws governing the mining and processing of silicate-rich minerals and rocks and the sourcing of silicate-based wastes for use in enhanced weathering."

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15.03.2021

# New Publications

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Corbett, Charles R. (2021): “Extraordinary” and “Highly Controversial”: Federal Research of Solar Geoengineering Under NEPA

Corbett, Charles R. (2021): “Extraordinary” and “Highly Controversial”: Federal Research of Solar Geoengineering Under NEPA. In Nw. U. L. Rev. Online 115 (240). Available online at https://scholarlycommons.law.northwestern.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1307&context=nulr_online&fbclid=IwAR0kQGReczRbpsuRrn1WgZnh5QI2QwEsULw5irDYt1fBz-cCKoN6vtMY-as.

"Congress recently instructed the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to investigate stratospheric aerosols, materials that could be injected in the atmosphere as a means of solar climate intervention. This action has been widely interpreted as the first-ever federal research project into solar geoengineering—proposals to slightly “dim the sun” to limit the harms of climate change. This Essay argues that NOAA should use its discretion to conduct a programmatic environmental assessment under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) as an initial step in governing this research program."

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08.03.2021

# Media

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China Dialogue: Tracking the laws of carbon dioxide removal

"A new database of legal materials can help this form of climate engineering fit within just systems of addressing climate change, explains Robert Habermann."

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26.02.2021

# New Publications

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Scott, Karen N. (2021): Not an Intractable Challenge

Scott, Karen N. (2021): Not an Intractable Challenge. In Myron H. Nordquist, John Norton Moore (Eds.): Marine biodiversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction. Leiden, The Netherlands: Koninklijke Brill NV (Center for oceans law and policy, volume 24), pp. 189–210.

"This chapter explores one such activity, geoengineering scientific research, and examines the recent and emerging regime at both the international and the regional levels designed to regulate this controversial use of the ocean commons."

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21.01.2021

# Media

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OpinioJuris: Geoengineering and the Use of Force

"It is now widely accepted that the climate change crisis is going to contribute to increasing levels of armed conflict among and within states in the coming decades. Less widely considered is the effect the crisis may have on the jus ad bellum regime."

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04.01.2021

# New Publications

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Hardin, Buzz (2020): Compulsory Licensing of Climate Engineering Patents: How Embracing Technology- and Research-Sharing Strategies Brings Us One Step Closer to Solving Climate Change

Hardin, Buzz (2020): Compulsory Licensing of Climate Engineering Patents: How Embracing Technology- and Research-Sharing Strategies Brings Us One Step Closer to Solving Climate Change. In Arkansas Law Review 73 (3), p. 611. Available online at https://scholarworks.uark.edu/alr/vol73/iss3/4.

"In response to the challenges presented by climate change, the number of inventions in the field of climate engineering, or “geoengineering,” has skyrocketed over the past several years, and the number of patent applications and grants for technologies in that field has similarly increased dramatically."

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22.12.2020

# New Publications

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Brent, Kerryn (2020): Marine geoengineering governance and the importance of compatibility with the law of the sea

Brent, Kerryn (2020): Marine geoengineering governance and the importance of compatibility with the law of the sea. In Jan McDonald, Jeffrey McGee, Richard Barnes (Eds.): Research Handbook on Climate Change, Oceans and Coasts. Cheltenham, Gloucestershire: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited (Research Handbooks in Climate Law Ser), pp. 442–461.

"This chapter considers the extent to which UNLCOS may influence the development of new international law rules for marine geoengineering."

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30.11.2020

# New Publications

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Sarnoff, Joshua D. (2020): Negative-Emission Technologies and Patent Rights after COVID-19

Sarnoff, Joshua D. (2020): Negative-Emission Technologies and Patent Rights after COVID-19. In Clim. Law 10 (3-4), pp. 225–265. DOI: 10.1163/18786561-10030001.

"Focusing on both US law and international developments, this article proposes various ex-ante measures that can be adopted by national governments and private funders to minimize the likely forthcoming worldwide conflicts that will arise over balancing innovation incentives for, and affordable access to, patented nets."

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09.11.2020

# Projects

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Project: Carbon Dioxide Removal Law

"An annotated bibliography of legal materials related to carbon dioxide removal and carbon sequestration and use."

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09.10.2020

# Projects

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Project: CDR Law

"An annotated bibliography of legal materials related to carbon dioxide removal and carbon sequestration and use."

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