06.07.2020

# Political Papers

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Union of Concerned Scientists (2020): Strengthening Public Input on Solar Geoengineering Research

Union of Concerned Scientists (2020): Strengthening Public Input on Solar Geoengineering Research. What’s needed for decisionmaking on atmospheric experiments. Report.

"Although solar geoengineering would have many uncertain impacts and comes with risks, given the growing severity of climate impacts, they merit closer consideration. And as researchers are beginning to design atmospheric experiments to assess how effective and risky these methods are, informed public debate is needed over whether and how such research should proceed."

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31.05.2020

# Media

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C2G: Blog post: Ten opportunities for civil society to shape carbon dioxide removal governance

"Guest post by Holly Buck."

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06.04.2020

# Media

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The Wire Science: Should Human Attempts to Modify the Climate Be Considered a Public Good?

"In a new study published in the journal Global Transitions, Robert Holahan, an associate professor at Binghamton University, New York, and I argue that the technical definition of public goods in economics detracts from the central question of stratospheric aerosol injection (SAI)."

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13.11.2019

# Media

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Ecologist: Getting geoengineering back-to-front

"A response to After Geoengineering by Holly Jean Buck."

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20.05.2019

# New Publications

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Conca, Ken (2019): Prospects for a multi-stakeholder dialogue on climate engineering

Conca, Ken (2019): Prospects for a multi-stakeholder dialogue on climate engineering. In Environmental Politics 28 (3), pp. 417–440. DOI: 10.1080/09644016.2018.1522065.

"Lessons from the literature on multi-stakeholder dialogue (MSD) that are relevant to the debate on climate engineering (CE) are examined. MSDs have been used to prod slow-to-develop intergovernmental regulatory processes on a range of transnational and global controversies. A CEMSD might push forward anticipatory governance of CE by promoting social learning, sharpening and legitimizing governance norms, and starting to arrange the political space for governance by states."

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08.04.2019

# Media

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Union of Concerned Scientists: Confronting Solar Geoengineering: What You Need to Know

"Some researchers are proposing to do experiments to also test the potential feasibility and effectiveness of geoengineering approaches to help limit climate change, while recognizing that mitigation and adaptation must remain our first-line solutions."

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11.05.2018

# New Publications

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Ott, Konrad; Pohlers, Julia (2018): Citizen's jury „Climate Engineering – a oppurtunity against climate change?“

Ott, Konrad; Pohlers, Julia (2018): Bürgergutachten zum Bürgerforum „Climate Engineering – eine Möglichkeit gegen den Klimawandel?“. Schwerin.

"The DFG project TOMACE organized a citizen’s jury to discuss issues of climate engineering. From January until March 2018 a citizen’s jury took place in Schwerin. The organizers invited twenty-five citizens of Germany to discuss during the course of three weekends different issues concerning the climate engineering technologies Stratospheric Aerosol Injection (SAI) and Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS). Within a citizen’s jury critical reflection and discussion as well as enabling people to argue for their own point of view is intended.

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11.05.2018

# Media

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C2G2: How a game prompted ‘the big talk’ about geoengineering governance

"Big yellow dice, hands miming umbrellas, and a noisy electric bread cutter – these are the ingredients for dialogue about climate geo-engineering governance, right? With the new game Decisions for the Decade, by Pablo Suarez of the Red Cross/Red Crescent, they definitely are."

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09.11.2017

# Projects

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Project: Engaging Citizens to Inform Governance of Controversial Research

New Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes (CSPO) project funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Fundation.

"The project goals are twofold. First, by engaging with diverse groups of lay citizens, the project team aims to understand whether and how reasoned deliberation among citizens can usefully inform geoengineering research governance. Second, our team will study how this public input influences the way scientists, funders, and other stakeholders approach geoengineering research. The result will be a rich exploration of democratic governance of geoengineering research through public and stakeholder engagement."

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28.09.2017

# New Publications

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Gannon, Kate Elizabeth; Hulme, Mike (2017): Geoengineering at the ‘Edge of the World’. Exploring Perceptions of Ocean Fertilization through the Haida Salmon Restoration Corporation

Gannon, Kate Elizabeth; Hulme, Mike (2017): Geoengineering at the ‘Edge of the World’. Exploring Perceptions of Ocean Fertilization through the Haida Salmon Restoration Corporation (Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy Working Paper, 316).

"This paper describes an opportunistic case study of the 2012 Haida Salmon Restoration Corporation’s ocean fertilization project. Anchored in notions of place and identity, the Haida Salmon Restoration Corporation marks a novel entry point into social research on geoengineering, which enables a more situated engagement with ocean fertilization, in keeping with geographical traditions."

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