19.03.2016

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Reynolds, Jesse (2016): Opening Editorial. Special Issue on Regulating Climate Engineering in the European Union

Reynolds, Jesse (2016): Opening Editorial. Special Issue on Regulating Climate Engineering in the European Union. In European Journal of Risk Regulation 7 (1), pp. 58–59.

"Most attention ragarding the application of existing legal instruments, and the potential development of new ones, to regulate climate engineering has focused on the international area. International law will eventually be important, especially for the potential global implementation of solar radiation management."

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19.02.2016

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Scholastica: The Legality of Climate Geoengineering and the Role of the Public in Decision Making

"I spoke with Dr. Wil Burns, Co-Executive Director of the Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment, to discuss his recent paper “Climate Geoengineering and the Role of Public Deliberation: A Comment on the US National Academy of Sciences’ Recommendations on Public Participation,” published in Climate Law. In the interview below, Burns explains the complicated nature of geoengineering and his thoughts on the importance of public involvement in deciding if, and how, to take steps to manipulate earth’s climate to curb global warming."

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01.02.2016

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Larson, Edward J. (2016): The Red Dawn of Geoengineering: First Step Toward an Effective Governance for Stratospheric Injections

Larson, Edward J. (2016): The Red Dawn of Geoengineering: First Step Toward an Effective Governance for Stratospheric Injections. In Duke Law & Technology Review 4 (1), pp. 157–191.

"Every study stresses the need for transparent international governance of stratospheric injections, especially given that the benefits of such interventions are certain to be unevenly distributed and the risks are not fully known. After examining the roadblocks to such governance, this paper explores the statutory and common law frameworks that could provide some stop-gap approaches until the needed regulatory regime emerges."

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02.11.2015

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Lawfare: Large-Scale Geoengineering and Threats to National Security

"Large-scale geoengineering has security implications as well.  An important national security concern—unaddressed in most of the discussions about the national security concerns associated with climate change—arises from the fact that some geoengineering options are relatively inexpensive to implement."

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02.11.2015

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Moore, Nigel; et al. (2015): Climate Engineering: Early Reflections on a Complex Conversation

Moore, Nigel; Benmazhar, Hajar; Brent, Kerryn; Du, Haomiao; Iese, Viliamu; Kone, Salif et al. (2015): Climate Engineering: Early Reflections on a Complex Conversation. In Climate Law 5 (2-4), pp. 295–301. DOI: 10.1163/18786561-00504007 

"This is a background account and formal statement prepared by participants in the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies’ Climate Engineering Summer Course, held between 2 and 17 August 2014 in Potsdam, Germany."

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02.11.2015

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Burns, William C. G.; Flegal, Jane A. (2015): Climate Geoengineering and the Role of Public Deliberation: A Comment on the US National Academy of Sciences’ Recommendations on Public Participation

Burns, William C. G.; Flegal, Jane A. (2015): Climate Geoengineering and the Role of Public Deliberation: A Comment on the US National Academy of Sciences’ Recommendations on Public Participation. In Climate Law 5 (2-4), pp. 252–294. DOI: 10.1163/18786561-00504006 

"In early 2015, the US National Academy of Sciences released two major reports on the topic. While it is notable that both reports recommended some form of public participation to inform research, this article argues that the vagueness of these recommendations could mean that their implementation might not comport with optimal approaches for public deliberation. We outline some options for public deliberation on climate geoengineering and important design considerations."

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02.11.2015

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Payne, Cymie R.; et al. (2015): Public Participation and Norm Formation for Risky Technology: Adaptive Governance of Solar-Radiation Management

Payne, Cymie R.; Shwom, Rachael; Heaton, Samantha (2015): Public Participation and Norm Formation for Risky Technology: Adaptive Governance of Solar-Radiation Management. In Climate Law 5 (2-4), pp. 210–251. DOI: 10.1163/18786561-00504005 

"We analyse the dimensions of public participation and norm-formation mechanisms of current SRM-related legal regimes and governance proposals. We find that there is a need for the social sciences, including legal and governance scholars, to engage with the theoretical and pragmatic challenges of engaging diverse and vulnerable publics fairly and efficiently."

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02.11.2015

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Reynolds, Jesse (2015): An Economic Analysis of Liability and Compensation for Harm from Large-Scale Field Research in Solar Climate Engineering

Reynolds, Jesse (2015): An Economic Analysis of Liability and Compensation for Harm from Large-Scale Field Research in Solar Climate Engineering. In Climate Law 5 (2-4), pp. 182–209. DOI: 10.1163/18786561-00504004 

"This article offers an economic analysis of the possible interrelated roles of rules, liability, and compensation in the future international regulation of large-scale field research in solar climate engineering. Notably, the benefits, risks, and incentives of climate-engineering research are unlike typical high-risk activities."

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02.11.2015

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Reichwein, David; et al. (2015): State Responsibility for Environmental Harm from Climate Engineering

Reichwein, David; Hubert, Anna-Maria; Irvine, Peter J.; Benduhn, François; Lawrence, Mark G. (2015): State Responsibility for Environmental Harm from Climate Engineering. In Climate Law 5 (2-4), pp. 142–181. DOI: 10.1163/18786561-00504003 

"This article examines the question of international accountability of states for an increased risk of environmental harm arising from a large-scale climate intervention using SAI, and the legal consequences that would follow. Examination of the applicability of customary rules on state responsibility to SAI are useful for understanding the limitations of the existing accountability framework for climate engineering, particularly in the context of global environmental problems involving risk-risk trade-offs and large uncertainties."

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02.11.2015

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Craik, Neil (2015): International EIA Law and Geoengineering: Do Emerging Technologies Require Special Rules?

Craik, Neil (2015): International EIA Law and Geoengineering: Do Emerging Technologies Require Special Rules? In Climate Law 5 (2-4), pp. 111–141. DOI: 10.1163/18786561-00504002

"This article explores the adequacy of the international rules on environmental impact assessment to contribute to geoengineering governance, with a focus on three fundamental challenges."

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