Governance

Governance

In thinking about the governance of climate engineering, it is crucial to recognize that “governance” is a broader term than “regulation.” Regulation typically involves formal laws and policies imposed by governments or international organizations, often backed by the threat of criminal penalties or other formal sanctions. Regulation is one type of governance but certainly not the only one. FCEA understands governance to include any system of formal or informal rules intended to control or influence research into or deployment of climate engineering, either internationally, transnationally, within a single country, or within nongovernmental organizations or civil society more broadly. Examples of non-regulatory governance mechanisms include non-binding resolutions by intergovernmental organizations; voluntary codes of conduct for researchers; rules and requirements imposed by funders, universities, or professional associations; memoranda of understandings between nongovernmental organizations, governments, or international organizations; and so on. 

 

Recent Blogs

 

Governance

New CIGI Report – The Paris Agreement and Climate Geoengineering Governance: The Need For a Human-rights Based Component

Governance, Politics, Public Deliberation, Public Perception, Solar Radiation Management

Forum Discussion- Rhode Island H 7578: The Climate Geoengineering Act of 2016

Governance, Politics

The international human right to science and its application to geoengineering research and innovation- Kristin Barham & Anna-Maria Hubert

Governance, Solar Radiation Management

Announcing a new Academic Working Group on International Governance of Solar Climate Engineering

Carbon Dioxide Removal, CDR vs SRM, Commentary, Governance, Solar Radiation Management, Understanding Negative Emissions Technologies

Why We Should Treat SRM and CDR Separately – Joshua B. Horton

Carbon Dioxide Removal, CDR vs SRM, Governance, Public Deliberation, Public Perception, Understanding Negative Emissions Technologies

Why we shouldn’t be in a hurry to redefine ‘climate engineering’ – Duncan McLaren

Civil Society, Governance, NGO and Policy Engagement, Politics, Public Deliberation, Public Perception, Solar Radiation Management

The ‘Lomborg gambit’ and why the allure of solar geoengineering must be resisted by the Paris negotiators – Prof John Shepherd CBE FRS and Andy Parker

Civil Society, Governance, NGO and Policy Engagement, Politics, Public Deliberation, Public Perception

phone chat: Dan Sarewitz and Jane Flegal

Civil Society, Governance, NGO and Policy Engagement

A talk by Holly J Buck – Why Climate Engineering and Sustainable Agriculture Need to Be Part of the Same Conversation

Civil Society, Governance, NGO and Policy Engagement, Politics, Public Deliberation, Solar Radiation Management

Reflecting on the “Berlin Declaration” – Andy Parker (with Oliver Morton and George Collins)