Schlagwort: governance

Southeast Asian expert perceptions of solar radiation management techniques and carbon dioxide removal approaches: caution, ambivalence, risk precaution, and research directions

Laurence L Delina IN: Environmental Research Communications

This paper describes the responses of seventeen climate and energy experts from southeast Asia on a purposively designed survey that collected expert opinions on SRM and CDR, their risks, impacts, and governance as they pertain to their countries and region. Respondents showed ambivalence towards these techniques, with many supporting ’natural‘ CDR research and deployment while being cautious about ‚technological‘ SRM and CDR research and deployment.

LINK COP26 – Key Outcomes From the UN Climate Talks in Glasgow

By Helen Mountford, David Waskow, Lorena Gonzalez, Chirag Gajjar, Nathan Cogswell, Mima Holt, Taryn Fransen, Molly Bergen and Rhys Gerholdt (World Resources Institute)

„Despite significant headway on several fronts, national climate and financing commitments still fell far short of what is needed to come to grips with the climate challenge. Here’s a summary of where things landed at COP26.“


CDRsynTra has started

Ten new collaborative projects on carbon dioxide removal (CDR) will be funded under the research call “Methods of Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR)” by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The Synthesis and Transfer project “CDRSynTra” started on November 1, 2021 and will conduct the overall scientific synthesis of land-based and marine CDR methods in a holistic way. Currently, 5 projects of the research call have already started. More detailed information on the BMBF funding program „Methods of Carbon Dioxide Removal“ can also be found at as well as in the BMBF press release (in German).


LINK BMBF press release

Dicussion paper: Carbon Dioxide Removal Strategy for the EU

Nils Meyer-Ohlendorf (International and European Governance Ecologic Institute Berlin)

The EU’s debate on carbon dioxide removals (CDRs) is gaining momentum, but in important parts it is still a mystery. Basics of an EU framework for CDR remain unclear. This paper discusses a CDR strategy for the EU. It examines why the EU should have a CDR strategy and explores the main elements.


Stoddard, Isak et al. (2021): Three decades of climate mitigation: Why haven’t we bent the global emissions curve?

Isak Stoddard, Kevin Anderson, Stuart Capstick, Wim Carton, Joanna Depledge, Keri Facer, Clair Gough, Frederic Hache, Claire Hoolohan, Martin Hultman, Niclas Hällström, Sivan Kartha, Sonja Klinsky, Magdalena Kuchler, Eva Lövbrand, Naghmeh Nasiritousi, Peter Newell, Glen P. Peters, Youba Sokona, Andy Stirling, Matthew Stilwell, Clive L. Spash, Mariama Williams IN: Annual Review of Environment and Resources Vol. 46: 653-689,

REVIEW: Despite three decades of political efforts and a wealth of research on the causes and catastrophic impacts of climate change, global carbon dioxide emissions have continued to rise and are 60% higher today than they were in 1990. Exploring this rise through nine thematic lenses—covering issues of climate governance, the fossil fuel industry, geopolitics, economics, mitigation modeling, energy systems, inequity, lifestyles, and social imaginaries—draws out multifaceted reasons for our collective failure to bend the global emissions curve.


DER SPIEGEL – Cover story: How do we stop it? The planet is collapsing (in German)

Nr. 44 / 29.10.2021

In this issue, the very well-known German weekly magazine DER SPIEGEL deals with various articles (three cover stories alone) on the subject of man-made climate change and the paradox of the climate policy of strong exploiting raw materials. For the cover stories, a team led by editor Alexander Jung talked to mine operators and car managers, geologists and ecologists around the world, looking for ways out of the dilemma.


Maher, Bryan and Symons, Jonathan (2021, accepted): The international politics of carbon dioxide removal: pathways to cooperative global governance

Bryan Maher, Jonathan Symons IN: Global Environmental Politics 22 (1)

Carbon dioxide removal (CDR) is not yet firmly on national or global policy agendas. Owing to uncertainty about both technical potential and social license, it is unclear whether CDR on the required scale will even be feasible. This article asks what scholarship about the provision of global public goods can tell us about governing CDR.


Carbon Brief: The UK government has published its long-awaited net-zero strategy setting out how it plans to meet the country’s legally binding climate goals out to 2050.

„The 368-page strategy was published alongside a raft of other documents, including a 202-page heat and buildings strategy, a 135-page Treasury review of the costs of reaching net-zero and numerous other documents. In total, Carbon Brief counted 21 documents covering 1,868 pages.“