Solar geoengineering: The case for an international non-use agreement

Biermann, Frank, Oomen, Jeroen, Gupta, Aarti , Ali, Saleem, Conca, Ken, Hajer, Maarten, Kashwan, Prakash, Kotze, Louis, Leach, Melissa, Messner, Dirk, Okereke, Chukwumerije, Persson, Asa, Potocnik, Janez, Schlosberg, David, Scobie, Michelle and VanDeveer, Stacy (2022) Solar geoengineering: The case for an international non-use agreement. WIRES: Climate . pp. 1-8. ISSN 1757-7799

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Solar geoengineering is gaining prominence in climate change debates as an
issue worth studying; for some it is even a potential future policy option. We
argue here against this increasing normalization of solar geoengineering as a
speculative part of the climate policy portfolio. We contend, in particular, that
solar geoengineering at planetary scale is not governable in a globally inclusive
and just manner within the current international political system. We therefore
call upon governments and the United Nations to take immediate and effective
political control over the development of solar geoengineering technologies.Specifically, we advocate for an International Non-Use Agreement on Solar Geoengineering and outline the core elements of this proposal.

Keywords:solar geoengineering, climate change, solar radiation management, solar radiation modification
Subjects:L Social studies > L250 International Relations
L Social studies > L200 Politics
M Law > M130 Public International Law
Divisions:College of Social Science
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Deposited On:28 Mar 2022 13:41

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