05.06.2015

# New Publications

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Larson, Edward J. (2015): The Common Law of Geoengineering. Building an Effective Governance for Stratospheric Injections

Larson, Edward J. (2015): The Common Law of Geoengineering. Building an Effective Governance for Stratospheric Injections. In The Indonesian Journal of International & Comparative Law (329).

"After examining the roadblocks to such governance, this paper explores the statutory and common law frameworks that could provide some form of stop-gap approaches until the needed regulatory regime emerges."

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22.05.2015

# New Publications

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Hubert, Anna-Maria; Reichwein, David (2015): An Exploration of a Code of Conduct for Responsible Scientific Research involving Geoengineering

"A new study by IASS legal researchers Anna-Maria Hubert and David Reichwein provides a comprehensive examination of a possible international code of conduct for climate engineering research."

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18.05.2015

# New Publications

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Somsen, Han (2015): Towards a Law of the Mammoth? Climate Engineering in Contemporary EU Environmental Law

Somsen, Han (2015): Towards a Law of the Mammoth? Climate Engineering in Contemporary EU Environmental Law (SSRN).

"In an article that made waves when it was first published in 1996, judge Easterbrook scorned the idea that the technological reality of cyberspace justified talk about or a need for ‘Cyber Law’. Just as there is no need for a ‘Law of the Horse’ merely because horses give rise to legal claims, he argued, conventional legal principles and reasoning are sufficiently accommodating to absorb new legal challenges that arise in the wake of cyberspace. We may likewise doubt the need for a ‘Law of the Mammoth’, even though technologies emerge that harbour the prospect of bringing back the woolly mammoth from extinction, reversing climate change, and creating new life forms."

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02.05.2015

# New Publications

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Chavez, Anthony E. (2015): Using Legal Principles to Guide Geoengineering Deployment

Chavez, Anthony E. (2015): Using Legal Principles to Guide Geoengineering Deployment (SSRN).

"This article identifies and reviews legal concepts that can inform this decision. Then, it determines which legal principles should be used and which can be discarded. Next, it applies decision-making theories to determine the best approach to utilize these principles."

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13.04.2015

# New Publications

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Lin, Albert (2015): The Missing Pieces of Geoengineering Research Governance. (forthcoming)

Lin, Albert (2015): The Missing Pieces of Geoengineering Research Governance. (forthcoming). In Minn. L. Rev. (Minnesota Law Review).

"This Article proposes an ongoing programmatic technology assessment to analyze the physical and systemic risks associated with geoengineering research, prioritization of research into techniques involving lesser risks, and establishment of safeguards against such risks"

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26.03.2015

# New Publications

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Reynolds, Jesse (2015): The International Legal Framework for Climate Engineering

Reynolds, Jesse (2015): The International Legal Framework for Climate Engineering (Geoengineering Our Climate? Working Paper and Opinion Article Series).

"This chapter describes some international law which is applicable to climate engineering, with a focus on international environmental law. It closes with a brief synthesis and some recommendations for future developments."

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02.03.2015

# Media

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Law Street: Climate Engineering is Not a Solution to Climate Change

"There are many potential problems with this concept, and hopefully it never comes to full fruition."

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08.12.2014

# New Publications

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Cairns, Rose C. (2014): Will Solar Radiation Management enhance global security in a changing climate?

Cairns, Rose C. (2014): Will Solar Radiation Management enhance global security in a changing climate? (CGG Working Papers, 016).

"This discussion paper will examine the interlinkages between climate change, solar radiation management and notions of security, proceeding in three stages."

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16.11.2014

# Calls & events

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CfP: Towards Integration: Linking the Discourses on Climate Ethics and Climate Engineering

Deadline 14.12.2014

"This special session aims at relating the conference theme of action and reflection to the emerging discourse on the relation between climate ethics and climate engineering."

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26.08.2014

# Media

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B.I.T.S. in bits Blog: 5 Ways the World Doesn’t Need Climate Engineering Now

"[...] some reflections why the world should have less, NOT more, experimentation of our climate."

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