11.09.2015

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Armeni, Chiara (2015): Global Experimentalist Governance, International Law and Climate Change Technologies

Armeni, Chiara (2015): Global Experimentalist Governance, International Law and Climate Change Technologies. In ICLQ, pp. 1–30. DOI: 10.1017/S0020589315000408 

Research related to the project Climate Geoengineering Governance (CGG). "This article investigates the opportunities and barriers to developing global experimentalist governance approaches in the international regulation of climate change technologies, focusing on the recent framework for marine geoengineering under the London Dumping Protocol. It argues that, in the face of the limits of international law in dealing with uncertainty, multilevel distribution of power and regulatory disconnection, global experimentalist governance is attractive to catalyse adaptability, iterative learning, participation and cooperation."

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08.06.2015

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Heyen, Daniel (2015): Five Essays in the Economics of Climate Engineering, Research, and Regulation under Uncertainty

Heyen, Daniel (2015): Five Essays in the Economics of Climate Engineering, Research, and Regulation under Uncertainty. Dissertation. Ruprecht-Karls-Universität, Heidelberg. Economy and Social Sciences.

"This thesis revolves around two of the most prominent strategies for tackling environmental problems. One is technological innovation with a focus on Climate Engineering technologies, mostly Solar Radiation Management (SRM) (Crutzen 2006; Keith 2013). The other is regulatory decision-making under fundamental uncertainty. Research and learning are intimately linked with both strategies, thus playing a connecting role in this dissertation."

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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

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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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30.04.2015

# New Publications

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Horton, Joshua B.; et al. (2015): Liability for Solar Geoengineering. Historical Precedents, Contemporary Innovations, and Governance Possibilities

Horton, Joshua B.; Parker, Andrew; Keith, David W. (2015): Liability for Solar Geoengineering. Historical Precedents, Contemporary Innovations, and Governance Possibilities. In NYU Environmental Law Journal (22), pp. 225–273.

"The absence of liability regimes is sometimes assumed to be a showstopper for solar geoengineering. We examine a set of international liability regimes mostly associated with environmental risks, and suggest that there is a broad legal and historical precedent that might serve as a basis to develop a regime for solar geoengineering."

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20.04.2015

# Media

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Global Policy Journal: Towards A Collaborative Geoengineering Regime

"As geoengineering is increasingly seen as a method of limiting global warming, Jasdeep Randhawa explores ways of regulating the conduct of geoengineering experiments."

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15.11.2014

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Discovery News: Could a Carbon-Scrubbing Rock Slow Climate Change?

"One such geoengineering solution, featured in a recent articles in the New York Times and the online publications Grist and Inhabitat, would utilize olivine minerals, a group of abundant green-tinted silicates that are formed from the cooling of magma after volcanic eruptions."

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10.11.2014

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thestar.com: Many experts say technology can't fix climate change

"There are several geoengineering schemes for fixing climate change, but so far none seems a sure bet."

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16.12.2013

# New Publications

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Szerszynski, Bronislaw; et al. (2013): Why solar radiation management geoengineering and democracy won’t mix

Szerszynski, Bronislaw; Kearnes, Matthew; Macnaghten, Phil; Owen, Richard; Stilgoe, Jack (2013): Why solar radiation management geoengineering and democracy won’t mix. In Environ. Plann. A 45 (12), pp. 2809–2816. DOI 10.1068/a45649.

"In this paper we argue that recent policy treatments of solar radiation management (SRM) have insufficiently addressed its potential implications for contemporary political systems."

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10.09.2013

# Media

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Salon: Naomi Klein: Green groups may be more damaging than climate change deniers

"The "No Logo" author explains how environmentalists may be more damaging to their cause than climate change deniers"

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