27.08.2018

# New Publications

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Olsson, L.; et al. (2018): Social fields and natural systems. Integrating knowledge about society and nature

Olsson, L.; Jerneck, A. (2018): Social fields and natural systems. Integrating knowledge about society and nature. In: E&S 23 (3). DOI: 10.5751/ES-10333-230326.

"We make three contributions. First, we identify important reasons for the incommensurability between the social and natural sciences, and propose remedies for overcoming some of the difficulties in integrative research. Second, we show how sustainability science will benefit from drawing more deeply on—and thus more adequately incorporate—social science understandings of society and the social, including field theory. Third, we illustrate the suggested approach of social fields and natural systems in two examples that are highly relevant for both sustainability science and sustainability itself, one on climate change adaptation and one on geoengineering."

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08.08.2018

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C2G2: Breaking the Deadlock between Gaians and Prometheans

"While some people view geoengineering as a creative and responsible technological option that must be considered in the face of a climate emergency, critics see it as a hubristic attempt to gain full-scale mastery of the planet and play God."

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06.06.2018

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The Plastocene Blog: Climate Engineering and the Sustainable Development Goals: The Tangled Web of the Anthropocene

"A report released by C2G2 at the end of May is an interesting exercise in bringing two important global challenges into conversation.  Carbon Removal and Solar Geoengineering: Potential Implications for Delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals is a noble effort to tie what policy makers should do about climate change with what they should do about poverty and global development."

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26.05.2018

# Political Papers

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Honegger, Matthias; et al. (2018): Carbon Removal and Solar Geoengineering: Potential implications for delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals

Honegger, Matthias; Derwent, Henry; Harrison, Nicholas; Michaelowa, Axel; Schäfer, Stefan (2018): Carbon Removal and Solar Geoengineering: Potential implications for delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals. Carnegie Climate Geoengineering Governance Initiative (C2G2). New York.

"C2G2, together with three partner organisations, worked with experts from over 20 countries to establish what we know, and what we don’t know, about how Carbon Removal and Solar Geoengineering technologies might affect the SDGs. Research indicates that at least three quarters of the SDGs would likely be affected in some way if large-scale Carbon Removal or Solar Geoengineering were to be deployed. Should they prove feasible, effective and desirable, these technologies might contribute to limiting the impact of climate change on the SDGs."

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16.03.2018

# New Publications

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Thiele, Leslie Paul (2018): Geoengineering and sustainability

Thiele, Leslie Paul (2018): Geoengineering and sustainability. In Environmental Politics 2 (1), pp. 1–20. DOI: 10.1080/09644016.2018.1449602.

"Geoengineering is regarded by advocates as a creative and responsible technological option in the face of a climate emergency. Critics often see it as a hubristic attempt to play God, with disastrous consequences for the planet and humanity. These antipodal perspectives are represented by the ideal types of Prometheans and Gaians. Prometheans and Gaians typically talk past each other. The geoengineering debate can be made more fruitful by well articulating their respective positions and subsequently situating them in the discourse of sustainability."

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25.10.2016

# New Publications

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Thomson, Giles; Newman, Peter (2016): Geoengineering in the Anthropocene through Regenerative Urbanism

Thomson, Giles; Newman, Peter (2016): Geoengineering in the Anthropocene through Regenerative Urbanism. In Geosciences 6 (4), p. 46–46. DOI 10.3390/geosciences6040046.

"To better define urban sustainability performance, we describe three horizons of green urbanism: green design, that seeks to improve upon conventional development; sustainable development, that is the first step toward a net zero impact; and the emerging concept of regenerative urbanism, that enables biosphere repair. Examples of green urbanism exist that utilize technology and design to optimize urban metabolism and deliver net positive sustainability performance. If mainstreamed, regenerative approaches can make urban development a major urban geoengineering force, while simultaneously introducing life-affirming co-benefits to burgeoning cities."

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08.04.2015

# New Publications

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Schwarz-Herion, Odile (2015): Urgent Ecological Problems for the NSP

Schwarz-Herion, Odile (2015): Urgent Ecological Problems for the NSP. In Odile Schwarz-Herion, Abdelnaser Omran (Eds.): Strategies Towards the New Sustainability Paradigm. Cham: Springer International Publishing, pp. 121–140. DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-14699-7_11

"Another issue to be controversially discussed is climate engineering (CE) which can be used to the benefit of mankind by mitigating extreme weather patterns, but might also be abused for military purposes or by eco-terrorists to damage the climate, the natural environment, humankind, and wildlife."

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26.10.2012

# Media

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Foreign Policy: Playing God

About international dynamics of climate political options. "With efforts to halt climate change on life support, scientists are looking at some radical options to save our planet. But could the cure be worse than the disease?"

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25.10.2011

# New Publications

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Sterck, Olivier (2011): Geoengineering as an alternative to mitigation

Sterck, Olivier (2011): Geoengineering as an alternative to mitigation: specification and dynamic implications. Groupement de Rechere en Economie - Universités d'Aix-Marseille (Document de Travail, 48).

Basic article from an French university on CE vs. Abatement.

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