Resources

Organizations and web sites

Biofuelwatch has written many reports and articles, especially about Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS) and Biochar.

ETC’s geoengineering pages also have information available in Spanish and French.

The Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment has hosted discussions and published articles.

EcoNexus has done some work on the topic.

Integrated Assessment of Geoengineering Proposals

Kiel University’s Climate Engineering News Roundup

Reports & Briefings

ETC has a useful review of the latest research about the projected implications of Solar Radiation Management schemes for the global south: Africa, Asia, Latin America.

ETC Group: Geopiracy: The Case Against Geoengineering.

ETC briefing: IPCC Assessment Report and Geoengineering

Alan Robock: 20 reasons why geoengineering may be a bad idea

Wilson Centre: Considering Soft Geoengineering

Corporate Watch: Techno-fixes: A critical guide to climate change technologies (2008)

The Royal Society: Geoengineering the Climate: Science, Governance and Uncertainty (September 2009) (PDF)

The Royal Society: Solar Radiation Management Governance Initiative (SRMGI)

NERC: Public dialogue on geoengineering

The Geoengineering Model Intercomparison project (GeoMIP)

U.S. Government Accountability Office: Climate Change: A coordinated strategy could focus federal geoengineering research and inform governance efforts (2010)

Convention on Biological Diversity: Technical and regulatory matters on geoengineering in relation to the CBD

Convention on Biological Diversity: Decisions (X/33, a defacto moratorium) and other relevant documents

Biofuelwatch Reports and Briefings

Last-ditch climate solution, or wishful thinking? Bioenergy with carbon capture and storage. Report, December 2015

Biochar’s Unproven Claims – Factsheet, last updated July 2013

Geo-engineering: A new intervention in climate and earth systems?, Joint Briefing by Biofuelwatch and Econexus, 12th March 2013

Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage: Climate Savior or Dangerous Hype?, Report, 5th October 2012

Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS): Updated Biofuelwatch briefing for Rio+20 (June 2012)

Biochar Fund Trials in Cameroon: Hype and Unfulfilled Promises, report by researcher Benoit Anthony Ndameu and Biofuelwatch, 29th November 2011 [Note that we are listing this report on this page because biochar is being promoted for geoengineering and the report illustrates the real experiences of small farmers with a project aimed at demonstrating the feasibility of biochar, including for the carbon markets.  We are not implying that Biochar Fund’s project in itself  contsitutes geoengineering.]

A Critical Review of Biochar Science and Policy, Report, last updsted 27th November 2011

Biofuelwatch response to WorldStove’s critique of our report Biochar: A Critical Review of Science and Policy, 21st September 2011

First medium-term, peer-reviewed biochar field trial: What happened to all the carbon?, briefing, 1st June 2011

Biochar Land Grabbing: The Impacts on Africa, briefing by the African Biodiversity Network, Biofuelwatch and the Gaia Foundation, last updated 1st December 2010

Tar Sands With Biochar?, factsheet, 16th November 2010

Books

This Changes Everything, by Naomi Klein, Knopf, 2014.

Earthmasters: The Dawn of the Age of Climate Engineering, by Clive Hamilton, Yale University Press, 2013.

Fixing the Sky: The Checkered History of Weather and Climate Control, James Fleming, Columbia University Press, 2012

Climate Change Geoengineering: Philosophical Perspectives, Legal Issues, and Governance Frameworks – editors Wil C.G. Burns & Andrew Strauss, Cambridge University Press, 2013.

A Case for Climate Engineering – David Keith, M.I.T. Press, 2013.

Engineering the Climate: The Ethics of Solar Radiation Management – editor Christopher J. Preston, Lexington Books, 2012.

Hack the Planet: Science’s Best Hope – or Worst Nightmare – for Averting Climate Catastrophe – Eli Kintisch, Wiley Press, 2010.

 

How to Cool the Planet: Geoengineering and the Audacious Quest to Fix Earth’s Climate – Jeff Goodell, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010

Organizations and Initiatives

Geoengineering Climate: Technical Evaluation of Selected Approaches – National Academy of Sciences, United States, 2013-present.

European Transdisciplinary Assessment of Climate Engineering (EUTRACE) – Europe

Task Force on Geoengineering – Bipartisan Policy Center, United States.

Solar Radiation Management Governance Initiative (SRMGI) – convened by a partnership of the Environmental Defense Fund (United States), the Royal Society (United Kingdom), and TWAS, (the World Academy of Sciences)

Cooling the Earth Through Solar Radiation Management – International Risk Governance Council, Switzerland.

Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Potsdam, Germany.

Academic programs

Geoengineering: Science and Governance – Harvard University Center for the Environment and MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change Initiative:

The Oxford Martin School’s Geoengineering Programme

Blogs, discussion groups, resources

GeoPiracyInfo – information on geoengineering including significant meetings and reports, opportunities to influence multilateral discussions, relevant scientific articles, media coverage, experiments, actions and other significant developments.

Geoengineering Google group (archived version here)

Climate Ethics Blog – International Society for Environmental Ethics

Geoengineering Politics Blog

Geoengineering Our Climate –  A Working Paper Series on the Ethics, Politics and Governance of Climate Engineering.

Climate Engineering News – an initiative of the Kiel Earth Institute in cooperation with the Heidelberg Center for the Environment (HCE)

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