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The Who, What, and Wherefore of Geoengineering Governance


Daniel Bodansky


Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

September 9, 2012


Abstract:     
The potential of geoengineering to reverse global warming rapidly and cheaply makes it alluring to groups across the political spectrum. But geoengineering also poses significant risks and raises the specter of technology gone awry. This article analyzes the basic governance issues raised by geoengineering, including the possible functions, forms, objects and agents of governance. It then explores these issues by focusing on four scenarios of particular concern: inadequate research funding, premature rejection, unilateral individual action, and unilateral state action.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 18

Keywords: climate, global warming, geoengineering, international law, governance

JEL Classification: K32, K33

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Date posted: October 30, 2012 ; Last revised: February 3, 2013

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Bodansky, Daniel, The Who, What, and Wherefore of Geoengineering Governance (September 9, 2012). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2168850 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2168850

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Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law ( email )
Box 877906
Tempe, AZ 85287-7906
United States
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