29.09.2011

# Calls & events

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Geoengineering the Climate: An Issue for Peace and Security Studies?

Conference in Hamburg/Germany on climate engineering as an issue of peace and security studies. International and interdisciplinary scientists take part.


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28.09.2011

# Media

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Report on Regulation, Assessment and Public Discourse on Climate Engineering comissioned

The Office of Technology Assessment at the German Federal Parliament (TAB) has commissioned a report on the regulation and assessment of climate engineering.

http://www.adelphi.de/en/news/dok/43510.php?nid=145


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01.04.2011

# New Publications

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Carlin, A. (2011), ‘A Multidisciplinary, Science-Based Approach to the Economics of Climate Change’

Carlin, A. (2011), ‘A Multidisciplinary, Science-Based Approach to the Economics of Climate Change’, IJERPH, 8/4: 985–1031.

"Economic analyses of environmental mitigation and other interdisciplinary public policy issues can be much more useful if they critically examine what other disciplines have to say, insist on using the most relevant observational data and the scientific method, and examine lower cost alternatives to the change proposed. These general principles are illustrated by applying them to the case of climate change mitigation, one of the most interdisciplinary of public policy issues. [...] The risk of catastrophic anthropogenic global warming appears to be so low that it is not currently worth doing anything to try to control it, including geoengineering."


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01.04.2011

# New Publications

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Horton, J. B. (2011), ‘Geoengineering and the Myth of Unilateralism

Horton, J. B. (2011), ‘Geoengineering and the Myth of Unilateralism: Pressures and Prospects for International Cooperation’, Stanford Journal of Law, Science & Policy, IV: 56–69.

"In this article, I argue that fear of unilateralism is largely misplaced, grounded more in unexamined policy assumptions than in reasoned analysis of the strategic situation faced by states. I will present this argument in five parts. First, I will document the widespread notion that unilateral geoengineering poses a genuine threat to the international order. Second, I will closely examine the interests and constraints that are likely to confront states contemplating intervention in the climate system. Third, I will demonstrate that international dynamics are
more likely to create pressures leading to cooperation than to foster tendencies toward unilateralism. Fourth, I will consider different mechanisms for encouraging collaboration on climate intervention strategies. Finally, I will consider the implications of this argument for future discussions of geoengineering."


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01.04.2011

# Political Papers

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Lane, Lee (2011): U.S. National Interest, Climate Engineering, and International Law

Lane, Lee (2011): U.S. National Interest, Climate Engineering, and International Law. Hudson Institute. Washington, D.C. (Economic Policy / Briefing Paper).

Short report on the U.S. potential interest in CE.

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01.01.2011

# New Publications

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[Book Review] Mergen, B. (2011): Fixing the Sky: The Checkered History of Weather and Climate Control

Mergen, B. (2011): Fixing the Sky: The Checkered History of Weather and Climate Control. In: Journal of American History 98 (1), S. 169–170.

Book review on Flemings "Fixing the Sky".

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01.10.2010

# Political Papers

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The Asilomar Conference Recommendations on Principles for Research into Climate Engineering Techniques

Conference report with policy recommendations.

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01.08.2010

# Political Papers

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Experiment Earth? Report on a public dialogue on geoengineering

"NERC carried out a public dialogue on geoengineering to assess public opinion on how future research relating to the subject should be directed, conducted and communicated."

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