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The Economics and Politics of Climate Change$
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Dieter Helm and Cameron Hepburn

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199573288

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199573288.001.0001

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On the Regulation of Geoengineering

On the Regulation of Geoengineering

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(p.325) 16 On the Regulation of Geoengineering
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The Economics and Politics of Climate Change
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David G. Victor

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199573288.003.0016

This chapter examines the role of geoengineering in the mitigation of climate change. It begins with an overview of the state of geoengineering science before turning to the politics of geoengineering, with particular emphasis on scientific assessment and regulation and the need for regulatory treaties. It argues that norms to govern deployment of geoengineering systems are necessary, which might arise through intensive research organised by the academies of sciences in key countries.

Keywords:   geoengineering, climate change, geoengineering science, scientific assessment, regulatory treaties, geoengineering systems

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