Call For Writing


Thursday, Jun. 22, 2017


The Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment is pleased to seek new writing, to be published on our website, which will be re-launching in August.

We seek writing in three formats:

Working Papers: see published examples [here] and [here]
Commentaries: see published examples [here] and [here]
Blog posts: see published examples [here] and [here]

Working Paper Series

The FCEA Working Paper Series is a platform for expeditious sharing of new and evolving knowledge in the emerging field of climate engineering. Working Paper Series papers disseminate the work of physical scientists, social scientists, legal scholars and policy makers. It is a space where the policy, legal, scientific, and academic worlds intersect on climate engineering issues.

Anyone may submit an original manuscript to be considered for publication in the Working Paper Series, provided that they hold the copyright to the work being submitted or is authorized by the copyright owner or owners to submit the article. Prospective authors should submit an abstract to Working Paper Series to

Detailed submission guidelines and examples of published papers can be found [here].


FCEA Commentaries are similar in tone and format to a letter in a peer-reviewed journal. They are often in response to an article or in response to an event. FCEA will consider Commentary proposals from academics of all levels, researchers, civil society actors, and environmental and climate thinkers.

Detailed submission guidelines can be found [here]. To submit a Commentary, or a question, write to

Blog Posts  

Blog posts are short pieces that a) make or re-examine an argument, b) submit a new or reworked idea or c) provide a response to an idea, event or argument pertaining to climate engineering research or potential deployment.  

For July and August 2017, FCEA will give priority to blog post proposals on the following topics:

The Politics of CDR– What is happening in the political conversation about carbon dioxide removal technologies? How have things shifted, if at all, post-Paris? Are there framing issues, interests, or institutions to which we should all be paying particular attention? Reading the tea leaves, how does the conversation look to be shaping up?

Whose Voice Matters?– In any future conversation about research and potential deployment of climate engineering technologies, whose voice matters?  Do some voices carry more weight than others?  Should some voices be privileged?

On a rolling basis, we accept blog proposals on the following topics: governance, public engagement, comparative assessment, teaching & communicating climate engineering, politics of climate engineering, and categorizing climate engineering technologies.

Detailed submission guidelines can be found [here]. To submit a blog post or idea, or to submit a question, write to

We look forward to sharing your ideas. Happy writing!