27.01.2021

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DeGemeynt: Carbon Takeback Obligation: A Producers Responsibility Scheme on the Way to a Climate Neutral Energy System

"The Carbon Takeback Obligation (CTBO) is a new policy instrument that could ensure that CO2 from fossil energy no longer ends up in the atmosphere."

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28.12.2020

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Castree, Noel (2020): The Discourse and Reality of Carbon Dioxide Removal: Toward the Responsible Use of Metaphors in Post-normal Times

Castree, Noel (2020): The Discourse and Reality of Carbon Dioxide Removal: Toward the Responsible Use of Metaphors in Post-normal Times. In Front. Clim. 2, p. 33. DOI: 10.3389/fclim.2020.614014.

"There's little doubt that a variety of CDR techniques will be employed worldwide in the decades and centuries to come. Together, these techniques will alter the character and functioning of the biosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, pedosphere, and atmosphere. More locally, they will have immediate impacts on people and place, within diverse national state contexts. However, for the moment CDR exists more in the realm of discourse than reality."

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23.11.2020

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Bellamy, Rob; et al. (2021): Incentivising bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) responsibly: Comparing stakeholder policy preferences in the United Kingdom and Sweden

Bellamy, Rob; Fridahl, Mathias; Lezaun, Javier; Palmer, James; Rodriguez, Emily; Lefvert, Adrian et al. (2021): Incentivising bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) responsibly: Comparing stakeholder policy preferences in the United Kingdom and Sweden. In Environmental Science & Policy 116, pp. 47–55. DOI: 10.1016/j.envsci.2020.09.022.

"In this paper, we contend that BECCS must be incentivised responsibly, through policy-making processes which account for diverse and geographically varying societal values and interests. More specifically, we make the case for responsible incentivisation by undertaking a comparative analysis of stakeholder attitudes to four idealised policy scenarios for BECCS, including representatives of government, business, nongovernmental and academic communities, in the UK and Sweden."

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10.11.2020

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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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27.10.2020

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Converse, Benjamin A.; et al. (2020): If humans design the planet: A call for psychological scientists to engage with climate engineering

Converse, Benjamin A.; Hancock, Patrick I.; Klotz, Leidy E.; Clarens, Andres F.; Adams, Gabrielle S. (2020): If humans design the planet: A call for psychological scientists to engage with climate engineering. In The American psychologist. DOI: 10.1037/amp0000656.

"The field of psychological science should prepare to help society responsibly consider climate engineering alongside more conventional climate-change responses. This article lays out some initial questions and issues a call to action. It aims to provide common ground for a conversation between climatologists, policymakers, psychological scientists, and members of the public on the important behavioral touchpoints of climate engineering."

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05.08.2020

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Carbon Brief: Guest post: Who should be responsible for removing CO2 from the atmosphere?

"The need to remove CO2 from the atmosphere is, in many ways, a looming hot potato for climate policy."

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28.07.2020

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Fyson, Claire L.; et al. (2020): Fair-share carbon dioxide removal increases major emitter responsibility

Fyson, Claire L.; Baur, Susanne; Gidden, Matthew; Schleussner, Carl-Friedrich (2020): Fair-share carbon dioxide removal increases major emitter responsibility. In Nat. Clim. Chang. DOI: 10.1038/s41558-020-0857-2.

"Here we apply two common burden-sharing principles to show how CDR responsibility could be shared between regions in 1.5 °C and 2 °C mitigation pathways. We find that fair-share outcomes for the United States, the European Union and China could imply 2–3 times larger CDR responsibilities this century compared with a global least-cost approach."

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19.03.2020

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Low, Sean, and Holly Jean Buck. 2020: “The Practice of Responsible Research and Innovation in ‘Climate Engineering.’”

Low, Sean, and Holly Jean Buck. 2020. “The Practice of Responsible Research and Innovation in ‘Climate Engineering.’” Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, March, e644. https://doi.org/10.1002/wcc.644.

‌"In this review, we first survey how RRI thinking has already been applied to both carbon removal and sunlight reflection methods for climate intervention. We examine how RRI is employed in four types of activities: Assessment processes and reports, principles and protocols for research governance, critical mappings of research, and deliberative and futuring engagements."

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30.01.2020

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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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16.01.2020

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World Ocean Initiative: Technofixing the climate: who’s in charge?

"Failure to reverse greenhouse-gas emissions could herald the re-emergence of ideas to carry out geoengineering in the oceans. A new report considers the governance implications."

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