02.09.2019

# Political Papers

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EPA: EPA Proposes Updates to Air Regulations for Oil and Gas to Remove Redundant Requirements and Reduce Burden

"The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed updates to the prior administration’s national standards for the oil and natural gas industry. The proposal would remove regulatory duplication and save the industry millions of dollars in compliance costs each year – while maintaining health and environmental regulations on oil and gas sources that the agency considers appropriate."

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22.08.2019

# Media

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Project Syndicate: A Geoengineering Trojan Horse

"For fossil-fuel companies, the promise of geoengineering is the ideal excuse to continue with business as usual. Rather than allow the industry to continue to act in its own interest, the world must establish a strong, democratic regulatory mechanism, which includes the option to ban certain technologies outright."

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12.06.2019

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Interntional Bar Association: Climate change: Geoengineering solutions prompt debate over global regulation

"The urgent need to limit global warming means geoengineering technologies are likely to be developed and rolled out on a commercial scale, but experts disagree on the need for a global legal framework to regulate them."

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06.03.2019

# Media

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LifePR: Plastic waste and geoengineering: tackling problems at the root

German article on CE

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16.02.2019

# Media

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MIT Technology Review: This alarmingly simple hack could let anyone tinker with the climate

"Adapting balloons into geoengineering devices may simply require mixing helium with a few kilograms of sulfur dioxide, a compound that in the stratosphere is converted into sulfuric acid, which in turn casts away heat. Pressure will build inside each balloon as it ascends, until it bursts somewhere above 20 kilometers (12 miles), scattering its contents into the atmosphere."

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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

# New Publications

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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

# Media

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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

# New Publications

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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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