02.11.2015

# New Publications

0 Comments

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."

Link


Read more »

02.11.2015

# New Publications

0 Comments

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."

Link


Read more »

02.11.2015

# New Publications

0 Comments

Burns, William C. G.; Nicholson, Simon (2015): Introduction to the Special Issue: Climate Engineering Law

Burns, William C. G.; Nicholson, Simon (2015): Introduction to the Special Issue: Climate Engineering Law. In Climate Law 5 (2-4), pp. 105–110. DOI: 10.1163/18786561-00504001 

"Largely out of desparation and despair, climate engineering has moved from the realm of taboo to one more policy prescription. Yet, as all of the articles in this issue emphasize, it is a policy prescription not to be embraced lightly given the profound implications that it could pose for human institutions and natural ecosystems."

Link


Read more »

02.11.2015

# New Publications

0 Comments

Lin, Jolene (2015): Geoengineering: An ASEAN Position

Lin, Jolene (2015): Geoengineering: An ASEAN Position. In Kheng Lian Koh, Ilan Kelman, Robert Kibugi, Rose-Liza Eisma-Osorio (Eds.): Adaptation to climate change. ASEAN and comparative experiences. New Jersey: World Scientific, pp. 191–212.

"This chapter focuses primarily on geoengineering research rather than deployment because the technical and policy debate about geoengineering is currently at the early stage at which the broad questions are whether research into geoengineering ought to be encouraged and how such research should be regulated."

Link


Read more »

01.10.2015

# New Publications

0 Comments

Peel, Jacqueline (2015): The Practice of Shared Responsibility in relation to Climate Change

Peel, Jacqueline (2015): The Practice of Shared Responsibility in relation to Climate Change (SHARES Research Paper, 71).

Paper on shared responsibility and climate change including some comments on CE. "In the future, similar prospects of shared responsibility might be raised by geoengineering projects (or from another perspective, large-scale adaptation measures such as seawalls), which are jointly undertaken and/or funded by several states or international organisations. For example, failure of a solar radiation management project, such as deployment of a large array of reflective mirrors in space, could result in substantial physical and other damage, leading to responsibility claims against the states involved."

Link


Read more »

17.09.2015

# New Publications

0 Comments

Dotto, Lucas; Pelkey, Bryan (2015): Assessing Scientific Legitimacy. The Case of Marine Geoengineering

Dotto, Lucas; Pelkey, Bryan (2015): Assessing Scientific Legitimacy. The Case of Marine Geoengineering (CIGI Graduate Fellows Policy Brief, 10).

"Gaps in the governance of this scientific research still remain. To remedy these issues, this brief recommends that the International Maritime Organization and parties to the LC-LP develop memorandums of understanding to delineate framework implementation plans, adopt legally binding governance transparency mechanisms to ensure linkages between national and international governance institutions, and create independent assessment panels."

Link


Read more »

11.09.2015

# New Publications

0 Comments

Armeni, Chiara (2015): Global Experimentalist Governance, International Law and Climate Change Technologies

Armeni, Chiara (2015): Global Experimentalist Governance, International Law and Climate Change Technologies. In ICLQ, pp. 1–30. DOI: 10.1017/S0020589315000408 

Research related to the project Climate Geoengineering Governance (CGG). "This article investigates the opportunities and barriers to developing global experimentalist governance approaches in the international regulation of climate change technologies, focusing on the recent framework for marine geoengineering under the London Dumping Protocol. It argues that, in the face of the limits of international law in dealing with uncertainty, multilevel distribution of power and regulatory disconnection, global experimentalist governance is attractive to catalyse adaptability, iterative learning, participation and cooperation."

Link


Read more »

22.08.2015

# New Publications

0 Comments

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

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

"This article explores the adequacy of the international rules on environmental impact assessment (EIA) to contribute to geoengineering governance with a focus on three fundamental challenges. First, the near universal trigger for EIA is the likelihood of significant environmental impact, which may prove to be insufficiently precautionary in light of current risk preferences surrounding geoengineering. Second, the scope of EIA has traditionally focused narrowly on the assessment of direct physical impacts, however many of the concerns that geoengineering research raises relate to environmental and social risks associated with downstream technological implications."

Link


Read more »

16.07.2015

# New Publications

0 Comments

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

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

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

Link


Read more »

11.07.2015

# New Publications

0 Comments

Saxler, Barbara; et al. (2015): International liability for transboundary damage arising from stratospheric aerosol injections

Saxler, Barbara; Siegfried, Jule; Proelß, Alexander (2015): International liability for transboundary damage arising from stratospheric aerosol injections. In Law, Innovation and Technology 7 (1), pp. 112–147. DOI 10.1080/17579961.2015.1052645.

"This study assesses if and to what extent existing international rules on liability could be applicable to SAI damage. Apart from the assessment of the rules on State responsibility, the question whether States can generally be held internationally liable for damage arising from lawful activities is addressed."

Link


Read more »