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.
Is CDR ‘geoengineering’? Guest Post- Noah Deich, MBA candidate, UC BerkeleyJuly 16, 2014
Climate Geoengineering Governance: Expanding the Conversation – Guest Post – Mihir Shah, Council on Energy, Environment & Water, IndiaJune 19, 2014
Advancing Interdisciplinary Discussions of Climate Engineering – Guest Post – Rachael Shwom, Rutgers UniversityJune 4, 2014
Contested Spaces: An Opening to Geoengineer the Planet? – Guest Post – Tina Sikka, Simon Fraser UniversityJune 2, 2014
Advancing Transnational Governance of Geoengineering Research – Guest Post – Alex Hanafi and Andy ParkerMay 14, 2014