10.08.2018

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Nature: Glacier geoengineering needs lawyers too

"Proposals such as those of John Moore and colleagues (Nature 555, 303–305; 2018) for Antarctic glacier geoengineering understate the legal challenges presented by the Antarctic Treaty System (ATS). This system is crucial to Antarctic governance, but faces considerable geopolitical pressure (Nature 558, 161; 2018). It is essential that any activities affecting the Antarctic ecosystem properly engage with the ATS from the outset."

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01.06.2018

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Brent, Kerryn; et al. (2018): International law poses problems for negative emissions research

Brent, Kerryn; McGee, Jeffrey; McDonald, Jan; Rohling, Eelco J. (2018): International law poses problems for negative emissions research. In Nature Climate change 8 (6), pp. 451–453. DOI: 10.1038/s41558-018-0181-2.

"New international governance arrangements that manage environmental risk and potential conflicts of interests are needed to facilitate negative emissions research that is essential to achieving the large-scale CO2 removal implied by the Paris Agreement targets."

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10.04.2018

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Clean Technica: International Geoengineering Rules Are Urgently Needed, Researchers Argue

"As talk of geoengineering as a possible partial solution to anthropogenic climate change has grown over recent times, it has become an urgent need that there is a set of international rules put into place to govern such activities, some of those involved in the sector have begun arguing."

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10.04.2018

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Reuters: Rules to govern sun-dimming technology "urgently" needed - expert

"Large-scale use of sun-dimming technology could have a range of little-understood side effects, including potentially shifting Asian monsoons"

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30.03.2018

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Gerrard, Michael B.; Hester, Tracy (Eds.) (2018): Climate Engineering and the Law

Gerrard, Michael B.; Hester, Tracy (Eds.) (2018): Climate Engineering and the Law. Cambridge University Press.

"This is the first book to focus on the legal aspects of these technologies: what government approvals would be needed; how liability would be assessed and compensation provided if something goes wrong; and how a governance system could be structured and agreed internationally."

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21.03.2018

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Phys.org: We need laws on geoengineering, ASAP

"A new book coming out April 21 points out the major holes in national and international geoengineering regulation, and lays out a framework for improvement. The book, titled Climate Engineering and the Law, was co-edited by Michael Gerrard from Columbia's Sabin Center for Climate Change Law and Tracy Hester, a graduate of Columbia Law School who now teaches at the University of Houston Law Center. Gerrard is also chair of the faculty of the Earth Institute."

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09.03.2018

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Reynolds, Jesse L.; et al. (2018): Intellectual property policies for solar geoengineering

Reynolds, Jesse L.; Contreras, Jorge L.; Sarnoff, Joshua D. (2018): Intellectual property policies for solar geoengineering. In WIREs Clim Change 9 (2), e512. DOI: 10.1002/wcc.512.

"We consider some possible approaches, and recommend a bottom-up, primarily nonstate, voluntary “research commons” for patents and data that are related to solar geoengineering. This would facilitate information sharing and limit data fragmentation and trade secrecy. It would also provide an incentive for commons members to pledge to limit some forms of intellectual property acquisition and to assure access on reasonable terms, thereby limiting the need for enforcement. This should help reduce downstream barriers to innovation and to encourage the potential development of technologies at reasonable cost. Such a research commons might also catalyze the adoption of best practices in research and development."

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06.01.2018

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Financial Express: Geoengineering a solution: Why regulating climate change using technology is not a bad idea

"Two years ago, most nations across the world were being hailed by their people for signing the Paris accord. It had taken nearly 20 years for countries to agree on a common framework on tackling climate change."

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18.12.2017

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NPR: Researching How To Fight Climate Change With Geoengineering

"NPR's Lulu Garcia Navarro talks with Rep. Jerry McNerney, Democrat of California, about his new bill to research the effects and risks of "geoengineering" the planet as a way to fight climate change."

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04.07.2017

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Environmental Guru: Geoengineering Research Governance Project (GRGP) Oxford Workshop on a Code of Conduct for Responsible Geoengineering Research

"In this blog post, I will discuss recent developments in our Geoengineering Research Governance Project (GRGP), by providing an update on our GRGP Code of Conduct Workshop held at the Oxford Martin School at the University of Oxford on 21-23 June 2017. I will describe the objectives and format of the workshop, reflect on some of the insights gained from this meeting, and then outline next steps for the project."

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