Conents of the report:
Chapter 1: Geoengineering: The Emperors’ New Climate
A New, Environmental Empire; Empire’s Techno-fixes
Does the Emperor have Clothes? Empirical Hubris in History
A “Climate of the Willing”?
The Emperors’ new hose?
Safe, fair and ecologically sustainable solutions to the climate crisis
Chapter 2 – Geoengineering: The Technologies
Box: Three categories of Geoengineering as proposed by geoengineers Land: Geoengineering technologies that target terrestrial ecosystems Oceans: Geoengineering technologies that target marine ecosystems Air: Geoengineering technologies that target the atmosphere
Chapter 3 – Case Studies
Case Study I: Case Study II: Case Study III: Case Study IV: Case Study V: Case Study VI: Case Study VII: Case Study VIII:
Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage
Fixing the climate with algae?
Ocean fertilization: LOHAFEX, Planktos-Haida-Oceaneos Ocean fertilization: Korea Polar Research Institute Artificial (Ocean) Upwelling in China
The SPICE experiment
SCoPEx: Stratospheric aerosol injection experiment Marine Cloud Brightening in Monterey Bay, California
Chapter 4 – The Case Against Geoengineering
Mega Scale; Unreliable and high-risk; Environmental hazards; Irreversibility; Exacerbate global power imbalances and inequity; Intergenerational injustice; Justification for climate inaction; Carbon profiteering;
Convergence of large-scale emerging technologies;
Global control; Weaponization; Treaty violation; Diversion of resources, funding and research efforts from real solutions
Chapter 5 – Who Is Behind Geoengineering?
Old fossils, new frames; The Geoclique
Cliques are not good for democracy or science
Literature and patents – who owns geoengineering?
Research on geoengineering; Multinational research projects National programs
The IPCC: normalizing geoengineering?
The Climate Merchants
War climate: military & geoengineering
Conservationists for the Earth... Manipulation
Defending Mother Earth: geoengineering and indigenous resistance
Chapter 6 – Geoengineering Governance
Is it possible to govern geoengineering? The Holy Grail of “negative emissions” A starting point; Geoengineering discussions at the UN
Transboundary nature; Research and governance – the chicken and the egg?
Is a global consensus possible? Broad societal deliberations must come first Box: A legitimate discussion on geoengineering governance must be...
Chapter 7 – The Way Forward
A radical realism; The norm is a rejection of geoengineering
Maintain and reinforce the moratoria; Stop open-air experiments
Work for a ban; Broad societal debates, broad frameworks; Hands Off Mother Earth!
Annex 1 – Geoengineering at the United Nations
Annex 2 – Non-governmental initiatives on geoengineering governance
Glossary of Geoengineering Technology Acronyms
About the authors - ETC group, Biofuelwatch and Heinrich Böll Foundation