28.04.2021

# New Publications

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Michaelowa, Axel (2021): Solar Radiation Modification ‐ A “Silver Bullet” Climate Policy for Populist and Authoritarian Regimes?

Michaelowa, Axel (2021): Solar Radiation Modification ‐ A “Silver Bullet” Climate Policy for Populist and Authoritarian Regimes? In Glob Policy 12 (S1), pp. 119–128. DOI: 10.1111/1758-5899.12872.

"We discuss the incentive structure and political economy that populist and authoritarian leaders may face regarding unilateral use of SRM and elaborate how the international community could try to prevent or at least ‘contain’ such unilateral uses of SRM. Unfortunately, such ‘containment’ is contingent on the most powerful states not being populist or authoritarian regimes."

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23.03.2021

# New Publications

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McLaren, Duncan; Corry, Olaf (2021): The politics and governance of research into solar geoengineering

McLaren, Duncan; Corry, Olaf (2021): The politics and governance of research into solar geoengineering. In Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change. DOI: 10.1002/wcc.707.

"This review outlines ways in which research conditions or constructs solar geoengineering in diverse ways, including the forms of possible material technologies of solar geoengineering; the criteria and targets for their assessment; the scenarios in which they might be deployed; the publics which may support or oppose them; their political implications for other climate responses, and the international relationsgovernance mechanisms, and configurations of power that are presumed in order to regulate them."

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18.03.2021

# New Publications

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Malm, Andreas; Carton, Wim (2021): Seize the Means of Carbon Removal: The Political Economy of Direct Air Capture

Malm, Andreas; Carton, Wim (2021): Seize the Means of Carbon Removal: The Political Economy of Direct Air Capture. In Hist. Mater., pp. 1–46. DOI: 10.1163/1569206X-29012021.

"The left must confront the politics of removing carbon from the atmosphere – a topic rapidly making its way to the top of the climate agenda. We here examine the technology of direct air capture, tracing its intellectual origins and laying bare the political economy of its current manifestations."

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05.10.2020

# Political Papers

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Meyer-Ohlendorf, Nils (2020): EU Framework for CO2 Removals – Targets and Commitments

Meyer-Ohlendorf, Nils 2020: EU Framework for CO2 Removals – Targets and Commitments. Berlin: Ecologic Institute.

"The new EU climate architecture should include a separate CDR target that builds primarily on restoring degraded ecosystems. This target should be legally binding and quantified – for the EU and Member States. It should not be a combined target which treats reductions and CDRs equally. This EU's CDR target should be enshrined in the European Climate Law."

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02.10.2020

# Media

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The Hill: Is Trump really planting a billion trees?

"Following President Trump’s comment surrounding the “billion tree project,” many wonder if the U.S. has undertaken the project."

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12.08.2020

# Media

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Progressive International: Holly Jean Buck: How to Decolonize the Atmosphere

"But discussion of carbon removal approaches must not be merely technical, but explicitly political. There are two reasons for this. First, the default approach to carbon removal under existing power structures both (a) risks further harm to frontline communities and ecosystems; and (b) probably won’t remove climate-significant amounts of carbon."

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29.06.2020

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Deutscher Bundestag: Press release about CE research (German)

Deutscher Bundestag, the German federal parliament, released a short press release in answer to a query about CE research. 

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09.06.2020

# New Publications

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Möller, Ina. 2020: “Political Perspectives on Geoengineering: Navigating Problem Definition and Institutional Fit.”

Möller, Ina. 2020: “Political Perspectives on Geoengineering: Navigating Problem Definition and Institutional Fit.” Global Environmental Politics (20/2). 

‌"This study provides an in-depth, theoretically informed analysis of the obstacles that policymakers face when addressing geoengineering governance."

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23.05.2020

# New Publications

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Waller, Laurie; et al. 2020: “Contested Framings of Greenhouse Gas Removal and Its Feasibility: Social and Political Dimensions.”

Waller, Laurie, Tim Rayner, Jason Chilvers, Clair Amanda Gough, Irene Lorenzoni, Andrew Jordan, and Naomi Vaughan. 2020: “Contested Framings of Greenhouse Gas Removal and Its Feasibility: Social and Political Dimensions.” WIREs Climate Change, May. https://doi.org/10.1002/wcc.649.

"‌We conduct one of the first reviews of the international peer‐reviewed literature pertaining to the social and political dimensions of large‐scale GGR, with a specific focus on two predominant approaches: Biomass energy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) and afforestation/reforestation (AR). "

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24.04.2020

# New Publications

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Lockley, Andrew John; et al. 2020: “Politically Relevant Geoengineering Scenarios.”

Lockley, Andrew John, Yangyang Xu, and Simone Tilmes. 2020: “Politically Relevant Geoengineering Scenarios.” Earth and Space Science Open Archive. https://www.essoar.org/doi/10.1002/essoar.10502864.1.

"This paper discusses various scenarios, which appear to be broadly plausible from both a political and Earth-system standpoint. "

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