30.01.2020

# Political Papers

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Statens offentliga utredningar (2020): Vägen till en klimatpositiv framtid. (Summary: The pathway to a climatepositive future – strategy and action)

Statens offentliga utredningar (SOU 2020:4) (2020): Vägen till en klimatpositiv framtid. (Summary: The pathway to a climatepositive future – strategy and action). Stockholm.

Swedish-language proposal for a negative emissions strategy, delivered to the Swedish Government by the Swedish Committee of Inquiry. English summary starting on page 69.

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30.01.2020

# New Publications

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Matzner, Nils; Barben, Daniel (2020): Climate Engineering as a Communication Challenge: Contested Notions of Responsibility Across Expert Arenas of Science and Policy

Matzner, Nils; Barben, Daniel (2020): Climate Engineering as a Communication Challenge: Contested Notions of Responsibility Across Expert Arenas of Science and Policy. SAGE Publications. Los Angeles, CA. Available online at https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1075547019899408, updated on 1/29/2020.

"This article starts out from a notion of responsibility regarding subjects, objects, norms, and authorities. It will identify and analyze discursive patterns of responsibility across six expert arenas and provide a comparative mapping of these patterns. Better understanding controversy may help in finding common ground for designing research and policy strategies around CE. Taking on the challenges of communicating CE-related responsibilities would support CE governance."

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26.01.2020

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Union of Concerned Scientists: A Small Provision in the FY20 Spending Package Deserves a Much Bigger Discussion

"Within that almost incomprehensible amount, there was a small, yet important $4 million earmark that merits scrutiny: the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) was given this money specifically to conduct solar geoengineering research, the first time in the United States that Congress has allocated money to a federal agency to do so."

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26.01.2020

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Scientific American: NOAA Gets Go-Ahead to Study Controversial Climate Plan B

"Government climate scientists will study two geoengineering proposals to counteract global warming."

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17.12.2019

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Nisbet, Matthew C. (2019): The Carbon Removal Debate. Asking Critical Questions About Climate Change Futures

Nisbet, Matthew C. (2019): The Carbon Removal Debate. Asking Critical Questions About Climate Change Futures. Institute for Carbon Removal Law and Policy. School of International Service, American University. Washington, D.C.

"In this report commissioned by the Institute for Carbon Removal Law and Policy, communication scholar Matthew Nisbet looks at how it is that carbon removal has suddenly appeared on the climate policy agenda, why the entire field needs additional scrutiny, and how to build a better carbon removal conversation."

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28.11.2019

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UCalgary News: What's wrong with geoengineering climate change?

"Researchers have been coming up with some pretty interesting ideas on how to slow down climate change. From sucking carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases out of the air, to shooting particles in the stratosphere to reduce the amount of the sun’s heat from reaching Earth. But have you ever stopped to think about the potentially negative effects these ideas may have in our quest to abate climate change?"

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24.11.2019

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Morrow, D.R. (2019): A Mission-Driven Research Program on Solar Geoengineering Could Promote Justice and Legitimacy

Morrow, David R (2019): “A Mission-Driven Research Program on Solar Geoengineering Could Promote Justice and Legitimacy.” Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy. https://doi.org/10.1080/13698230.2020.1694220

"Building on the largely epistemic reasons offered by earlier commentators, this paper argues that a well-designed mission-driven research program that aims to evaluate solar geoengineering could promote justice and legitimacy, among other valuable ends."

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08.11.2019

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Kaplan, Leah; et al. (2019): Cooling a Warming Planet? Public Forums on limate Intervention Research

Kaplan, Leah; Nelson, John; Tomblin, David; Farooque, Mahmud; Lloyd, Jason; Neff, Mark et al. (2019): "Cooling a Warming Planet? Public Forums on limate Intervention Research." ASU Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes. Washington, DC. Available online at https://cspo.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/SRM_book_EPUB.pdf.

"CSPO and its partners, including the Expert and Citizen Assessment of Science and Technology (ECAST) network and the ASU-based PlanetWorks initiative, used participatory technology assessment (pTA), a method of determining public values and opinions to help inform up-stream decision-making, as an instrument to elicit views on the governance of SRM research. After an iterative design process with both technical experts and members of the lay public, CSPO hosted two day-long public deliberations on the governance of SRM research in Boston and Phoenix in September 2018."

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01.11.2019

# Political Papers

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Energy Futures Initiative (2019): Clearing the Air: A Federal RD&D Initiative and Management Plan for Carbon Dioxide Removal Technologies

Energy Futures Initiative (2019): Clearing the Air: A Federal RD&D Initiative and Management Plan for Carbon Dioxide Removal Technologies. September 2019. https://energyfuturesinitiative.org/efi-reports.

"The report outlines a 10-year RD&D initiative to bring to commercial readiness innovative CDR technologies at gigaton scale, at technology-specific cost targets, with minimal ecological impacts."

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05.10.2019

# New Publications

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Boettcher, M. (2019): Cracking the code: how discursive structures shape climate engineering research governance

Boettcher, Miranda (2019): Cracking the code: how discursive structures shape climate engineering research governance. In: Environmental Politics 31 (2), S. 1–27. DOI: 10.1080/09644016.2019.1670987.

"I present a sociology-of-knowledge-based discourse analysis (SKAD) of a series of interviews with governance experts from the US, the UK and Germany about a proposed Code of Conduct for climate engineering research. I illustrate how – by shaping what is defined as the object(s) of governance, why governance is considered necessary, and who is assigned the authority to govern – the underlying discursive structure of a given governance debate can shape governance development."

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