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Main Title If Geoengineering Is the First Best Step Towards Global Climate Change Control, How Could It Best Be Implemented.
Author Carlin, A. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. National Center for Environmental Economics.
Publisher Jan 2007
Year Published 2007
Report Number EPA/WP-07-04;
Stock Number PB2007-107546
Additional Subjects Global climate change control ; Geoengineering ; Implementation ; Organizational analysis ; Research ; Planning ; Maintenance phase ; Membership ; Representation ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2007-107546 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 10/08/2007
Collation 9p
If, as argued elsewhere, geoengineering represents the most efficient and effective first step towards a solution of the global climate change problem, it is important to analyze how such a geoengineering effort might best be organized. A number of possible organizations are discussed and criteria are proposed for judging between them. The paper concludes that since different phases of the program can be carried on by different organizations, involving one, or possibly only a few countries,would appear to offer advantages for the early and less politically sensitive research and plan development while international organizations would appear to offer important advantages for the later implementation and maintenance phases. An important question is whether the international organization should be very broadly representative of all nations, such as the United Nations, or have a narrower membership, say of developed countries willing to contribute resources towards actually implementing a plan once it has been agreed to.