Weil, Gabriel (2021): Global Climate Governance in 3D

Weil, Gabriel (2021): Global Climate Governance in 3D. In SSRN Journal 319 (7), p. 339. DOI: 10.2139/ssrn.3788661.

“The characteristics of climate interventions vary across three distinct dimensions, which the mitigation-geoengineering dichotomy fails to capture. First, interventions operate via different mechanisms, such as altering the atmospheric concentration of greenhouse gases or changing the fraction of incoming solar radiation absorbed by the earth. Second, the characteristic duration of interventions varies from days to millennia. Third, interventions differ in terms of leverage — the scale of climate impact achievable with a fixed investment of resources. This article argues that global climate governance would be best served by a unified approach that addresses all climate interventions based on these three dimensions.”