10.11.2020

# New Publications

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Hubert, Anna‐Maria (2020): A Code of Conduct for Responsible Geoengineering Research

Hubert, Anna‐Maria (2020): A Code of Conduct for Responsible Geoengineering Research. In Glob Policy. DOI: 10.1111/1758-5899.12845.

"This article explores the potential contribution of the development of a code of conduct to serve as a near‐term governance instrument to guide the responsible conduct of geoengineering research."

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10.11.2020

# New Publications

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Kessler, Juliana (2019): Novel non-state sources of de facto governance in the solar geoengineering governance landscape: The case of SRMGI and C2G

Kessler, Juliana (2019): Novel non-state sources of de facto governance in the solar geoengineering governance landscape: The case of SRMGI and C2G. MSc Thesis Environmental Policy Group. Wageningen University & Research, Wageningen.

"Calls for anticipatory governance have been on the rise in discussions on solar geoengineering. Two influential governance initiatives, the Solar Radiation Management Governance Initiative (SRMGI) and the Carnegie Climate Governance Initiative (C2G), intervene in and steer the solar geoengineering governance landscape, thus de facto governing it. This research analyses the governance initiatives’ interventions and governance effects as it is argued that their steering has major implications, also for how (future) governance options are envisioned and constructed."

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09.11.2020

# Calls & events

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Call for Abstracts: Unravelling the “Net” in Climate and Biodiversity Policy Frameworks

Deadline: 14. November 2020

"In this session we would like to explore the emergent theoretical and empirical opportunities for comparisons across both frameworks which have until now remained relatively siloed in geographical scholarship. The year 2021 will see both the postponed UN’s Framework Convention on Climate Change CoP 26  and Convention for Biological Diversity CoP 15 where ‘net’ principles in climate, biodiversity and ecosystem governance frameworks will most likely be strengthened and renewed."

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01.11.2020

# Media

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Podcast: Reviewer 2 does geoengineering: China & SRM. Zhen Dai discusses Chinese research and policy development on Solar Radiation Management

"This article explains some of the work she has been part of at Harvard."

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27.10.2020

# Political Papers

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Bodansky, Daniel; Biniaz, Susan (2020): Climate Intervention: The Case for Research

Bodansky, Daniel; Biniaz, Susan (2020): Climate Intervention: The Case for Research. Center for Climate and Energy Solutions & SilverLining.

"This paper argues that there is an urgent need for research on climate intervention as a potential means of addressing abrupt change, and counters common objections. It argues that research would (1) improve our understanding of the likelihood of abrupt changes and our ability to respond safely and effectively; (2) supply governments, stakeholders, and the public with the information needed to assess and make evidence-based decisions about climate interventions; (3) help address the risks of climate change for future generations and for vulnerable countries, especially those without resources to adapt; and (4) reduce the risk of geopolitical tensions over climate interventions due to uncertainties and mistakes."

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22.09.2020

# New Publications

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Corbett, Charles R. (2020): "Extraordinary" and "Highly Controversial": Federal Research of Solar Geoengineering Under NEPA

Corbett, Charles R. (2020): "Extraordinary" and "Highly Controversial": Federal Research of Solar Geoengineering Under NEPA. (September 21, 2020). Northwestern University Law Review Online (forthcoming), Available at SSRN: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3696942.

"This Essay argues that NOAA should use its discretion to conduct a programmatic environmental assessment under the National Environmental Policy Act (“NEPA”) as an initial step in complying with Congress’s mandate. Federal research into solar geoengineering is an extraordinary and highly controversial policy. The agency should carefully consider the environmental, social, and political impacts that may come with this undertaking. Further, the public deserves an opportunity to weigh in on the matter and to be appraised of its risks."

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22.09.2020

# Media

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Maritime Executive: Who Governs Climate Intervention and Geoengineering on the High Seas?

"With a range of marine geoengineering field trials inching forward, attention is turning to how research and eventual deployment should be governed."

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16.09.2020

# Media

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Medium: Carbon180 endorses the Blue Carbon for Our Planet Act

"This bill takes key steps to strengthen federal research on blue carbon and improve efforts to protect and utilize ocean and coastal ecosystems."

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14.09.2020

# Media

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Energy.gov: Department of Energy Invests $72 Million in Carbon Capture Technologies

"Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the award of approximately $72 million in federal funding to support the development and advancement of carbon capture technologies under two funding opportunity announcements (FOAs)."

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07.09.2020

# Projects

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Energy.gov: FOA 2187 and FOA 2188 Project Selections

"The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy has selected 9 projects for cost-shared research and development under the funding opportunity announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0002187, Carbon Capture Research and Development (R&D): Engineering Scale Testing from Coal- and Natural Gas-Based Flue Gas and Initial Engineering Design for Industrial Sources."

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