22.05.2015

# New Publications

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Hubert, Anna-Maria; Reichwein, David (2015): An Exploration of a Code of Conduct for Responsible Scientific Research involving Geoengineering

"A new study by IASS legal researchers Anna-Maria Hubert and David Reichwein provides a comprehensive examination of a possible international code of conduct for climate engineering research."

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12.05.2015

# New Publications

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Thorstensen, Erik (2015): Patent-holders on expert committees. Can there be a conflict of interest?

Thorstensen, Erik (2015): Patent-holders on expert committees. Can there be a conflict of interest? In Etikk i praksis - Nordic Journal of Applied Ethics 9 (1), pp. 55–72.

Also related to CE patents. "The presence of experts holding patents and simultaneously providing policy advice on areas where they hold patents pose several normative questions. Through a comparative study of several IPCC reports, this article documents the scope of this phenomenon and discusses it with respect to a theory of conflict of interest."

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07.03.2015

# Media

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Navigating Research Blog: (Geo)Engineering a Climate Change Solution

"While no one knows for sure which  geoengineering proposals offer the most promise, I would argue that they should at least be more openly debated and further researched as a possible climate solution (particularly for a crisis situation where the reduction in CO2 needs to be immediate)."

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19.02.2015

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Grist: “More research” into geoengineering is not such a hot idea

"Establishing a serious, large-scale research program into albedo modification would have substantial social and political effects, even if it never led to any actual modification. It’s time for the “more research” crowd to at least acknowledge that."

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03.12.2014

# New Publications

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Look ahead (2014). In Nature

Look ahead (2014). In Nature 516 (7529), p. 8–8. DOI 10.1038/516008a.

"The irony in discussions about climate engineering is that, while society considers its merits, the process itself is already in full swing. With vast amounts of heat-trapping molecules released each day into the atmosphere, humans are deliberately altering the planet’s climate in unpredictable ways."

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01.12.2014

# Media

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Der Spiegel: The Climate Engineer

German newspaper article on David Keith and latest ideas of testing CE.

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30.11.2014

# Political Papers

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Craik, Neil; Moore, Nigel (2014): Disclosure-based Governance for Climate Engineering Research

Craik, Neil; Moore, Nigel (2014): Disclosure-based Governance for Climate Engineering Research (CIGI Papers, 50).

"The objective of this paper is to focus attention on two distinct roles that disclosure-based governance is anticipated to play: minimization of the potential for environmental and social concerns associated with CE research; and to generate and maintain legitimacy in the research process itself."

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17.11.2014

# New Publications

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Schäfer, Stefan; Low, Sean (2014): Asilomar moments: formative framings in recombinant DNA and solar climate engineering research

Schäfer, Stefan; Low, Sean (2014): Asilomar moments: formative framings in recombinant DNA and solar climate engineering research. In Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society 372 (2031). DOI 10.1098/rsta.2014.0064.

"We examine the claim that in governance for solar climate engineering research, and especially field tests, there is no need for external governance beyond existing mechanisms such as peer review and environmental impact assessments that aim to assess technically defined risks to the physical environment. By drawing on the historical debate on recombinant DNA research, we show that defining risks is not a technical question but a complex process of narrative formation."

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13.10.2014

# Media

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RP-Energie-Lexikon: Climate Engineering (German)

German dictionary article on CE.

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22.09.2014

# Calls & events

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News Review of Week 39

The news review of calendar week 39 in 2014 is now available here.


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