Boettcher et al. (2023): The formative phase of German carbon dioxide removal policy: Positioning between precaution, pragmatism and innovation

Miranda Boettcher, Felix Schenuit, Oliver Geden IN: Energy Research & Social Science 98, 103018,

Although still relatively scarce, empirical studies on the emergence of carbon dioxide removal (CDR) on the political agenda have shown that variations in the constellations and positions of policy-relevant actors play a key role in shaping patterns of CDR policymaking. The German and wider European Union (EU) CDR policy space is emergent, and political actors are just beginning to position themselves. Building on the author’s previous work which established a typology of CDR policy integration patterns and developed a discourse analytical framework for mapping CDR-policy-relevant speaker positions, the authors present the first fine-grained empirical reconstruction of CDR-policy-relevant actors and their positions in the German context.