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Title (Primary) The politics of anticipation: the IPCC and the negative emissions technologies experience
Author Beck, S.; Mahony, M.;
Journal Global Sustainability
Year 2018
Department UPOL;
Volume 1
Language englisch;
POF III (all) T12; T16;
Keywords adaptation and mitigation; earth systems (land, water and atmospheric); land use; modelling and simulation; policies; politics and governance
Abstract In the post-Paris political landscape, the relationship between science and politics is changing. We discuss what this means for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), using recent controversies over negative emissions technologies (NETs) as a window into the fraught politics of producing policy-relevant pathways and scenarios. We suggest that pathways and scenarios have a ‘world-making’ power, potentially shaping the world in their own image and creating new political realities. Assessment bodies like the IPCC need to reflect on this power, and the implications of changing political contexts, in new ways.
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Persistent UFZ Identifier https://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=20769
Beck, S., Mahony, M. (2018):
The politics of anticipation: the IPCC and the negative emissions technologies experience
Global Sustainability 1 , e8