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Retooling the Planet.final

Retooling the Planet.final

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Author:
Diana Bronson, Pat Mooney, Kathy Jo Wetter, with special thanksto Jim Thomas, Silvia Ribeiro, Elenita Daño and Niclas Hällström
Project Manager:
Niclas Hällström
Layout:
Anki Bergström, Naturskyddsföreningen
Photo:
www.sxc.hu
Print:
åtta.45, Stockholm
Order No:
9055
ISBN:
978-91-558-0172-4
Produced with economic support from Sida. Sida has not participated inthe production of the publication and has not evaluated the facts or opini-ons that are expressed.This report was prepared by members of the ETC Group (www.etcgroup.org) for the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation.
 
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Preface 4Introduction 5Box 1: What is geoengineering? 6
Part I
Technology, the UNFCCC and Geoengineering 7Box 2:
e Squeaky Clean Development Mechanism? 9How We Got Here: the mainstreaming of geoengineering 10Media Blitz: Increase in Publications and Policymakers Testing the Waters 12
e Lomborg Maneuver: Once Climate Change Denier, Now Geoengineering Devotee 15Technology, the UNFCCC and Agriculture 16
Part II
Geoengineering: the technologies 18Box 3: Proof of principle Is geoengineering feasible? 18Solar Radiation Management (SRM) 19Table 1: Geoengineering Technologies 19Carbon Dioxide Removal and Sequestration 21Weather modi
cation 22Box 4: Geoengineering a brief history 24Case Study 1: Ocean Fertilization 25Box 5: Ocean Fertilization –
e Planktos Story 26Case Study 2: Arti
cial Volcanoes Sulfates in the Stratosphere: 27Case Study 3: Cloud Whitening albedo enhancement below the stratosphere 28Geoengineering and Intellectual Property Claims 29Table 2: A Sampling of Geoengineering Patents 30BOX 6: Best Reasons to Say No to Geoengineering 34
Part III
Re
ections and Recommendations: What next for geongineering? 35Reserch and Development: Stop Real World Experimintation 37Assessment of New Technologies 38Governance and Regulation 39Box 7: An International Convention for the Evaluation of New Technologies (ICENT) 40
e Role of Civil Society 42
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