ICRLP Publications

This listing includes all working papers, articles, reports, book and book chapters from our staff at the Institute around topics of carbon dioxide removal.


  • Borth, Amanda C., and Simon Nicholson. “A Deliberative Orientation to Governing Carbon Dioxide Removal: Actionable Recommendations for National-Level Action.” Frontiers in Climate. 3 (2021): 1–9. 
  • Buck, Holly J., Jay Furhman, David R. Morrow, Daniel L. Sanchez, and Frances M. Wang. “Adaptation and Carbon Removal.” One Earth. 3, no. 4 (2020): 425–35. 
  • Burns, Wil. “Introduction: Climate Change Geoengineering.” Carbon & Climate Law Review. 7, no. 2 (2013): 87–89.
  • Burns, Wil and Charles R. Corbett. “Antacids for the Sea? Artificial Ocean Alkalinization and Climate Change.” One Earth. 3, no. 2 (2020): 154–56. 
  • Burns, Wil and Jane A. Flegal. "Climate Geoengineering and the Role ofPublic Deliberation: A Comment on the us National Academy of Sciences’ Recommendations on Public Participation", Climate Law. 5, 2-4 (2015): 252-294.
  • Burns, Wil and Simon Nicholson. “Bioenergy and Carbon Capture With Storage (BECCS): The Prospects and Challenges of an Emerging Climate Policy Response.” Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences. 7, no. 4 (2017): 527–34. 
  • Burns, Wil and Simon Nicholson. " Introduction to the Special Issue: Climate Engineering Law", Climate Law. 5, 2-4 (2015): 105-110.
  • Craik, Neil, and Wil Burns. “Geoengineering and the Paris Agreement.” Climate Law Governance. ENVIRONMENTAL LAW REPORTER. 11113-11129 , 2019. 
  • Honegger, Matthias, Wil Burns, and David R. Morrow. “Is Carbon Dioxide Removal ‘Mitigation of Climate Change’?” Review of European, Comparative & International Environmental Law. 2021. 
  • Jinnah, Sikina, David Morrow, and Simon Nicholson. “Splitting Climate Engineering Governance: How Problem Structure Shapes Institutional Design.” Global Policy. 12, no. S1 (2021): 8–19. 
  • Jinnah, Sikina, and Simon Nicholson. “The Hidden Politics of Climate Engineering.” Nature Geoscience. 12, no. 11 (2019): 876–79. 
  • Laura Pereira, David Morrow, Valentina Aquila, Brian Beckage, Sam Beckbesinger, Lauren Beukes, Holly Buck, Colin Carlson, Oliver Geden, Andrew Jones, David Keller, Katherine Mach, Mohale Mashigo, Juan Moreno-Cruz, Daniele Visioni, Simon Nicholson, and Christopher Trisos, "From fAIrplay to Climate Wars: Making Climate Change Scenarios more Dynamic, Creative and Integrative" (forthcoming) Ecology & Society.
  • McDonald, Jan, Jeffrey McGee, Kerryn Brent, and Wil Burns. “Governing Geoengineering Research for the Great Barrier Reef.” Climate Policy. 19, no. 7 (2019): 801–11. 
  • McGee, Jeffrey, Kerryn Brent, and Wil Burns. “Geoengineering the Oceans: An Emerging Frontier in International Climate Change Governance.” Australian Journal of Maritime & Ocean Affairs. 10, no. 1 (2017): 67–80. 
  • Morrow, David R. “Climate Sins of Our Fathers? Historical Accountability in Distributing Emissions Rights.” Ethics, Policy & Environment. 19, no. 3 (2016): 335–49. 
  • Morrow, David R. “Ethical Aspects of the Mitigation Obstruction Argument against Climate Engineering Research.” Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A:  Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences. 372, no. 2031 (2014). 
  • Morrow, David R. “Fairness in Allocating the Global Emissions Budget.” Environmental Values. 26, no. 6 (2017): 669–91. 
  • Morrow, David R., Michael S. Thompson, Angela Anderson, Maya Batres, Holly J. Buck, Kate Dooley, Oliver Geden, et al. “Principles for Thinking about Carbon Dioxide Removal in Just Climate Policy.” One Earth. 3, no. 2 (2020): 150–53. 
  • Morrow, David R. “Wants and Needs in Mitigation Policy.” Climatic Change. 130, no. 3 (2014): 335–45. 
  • Morrow, David R. “When Technologies Makes Good People Do Bad Things: Another Argument against the Value-Neutrality of Technologies.” Science and Engineering Ethics. 20, no. 2 (2013): 329–43. 
  • Nicholson, Simon. “Can Technology Save the Environment? Lessons from Iain M. Banks’ Culture Series.” Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene. 7, no. 1 (2019). 
  •  Nicholson, Simon, and Jesse L. Reynolds. “Taking Technology Seriously: Introduction to the Special Issue on New Technologies and Global Environmental Politics.” Global Environmental Politics. 20, no. 3 (2020): 1–8. 
  • Nicholson, Simon, Táíwò Olúfẹ́mi O., Talbot M. Andrews, Valentina Aquila, Brian Beckage, Mariia Belaia, Maggie Clifford, et al. “From Moral Hazard to Risk-Response Feedback.” Climate Risk Management. 33 (2021): 1–5. 


  • Morrow, David RValues in Climate Policy. London, U.K.: Rowman & Littlefield International, 2020. 
  • Nicholson, Simon, Wil Burns, and David Dana. Climate Geoengineering: Law and Governance. Springer International Publishing, 2021. 

Book Chapters and Essays

  • Burns, Wil, and Simon Nicholson. “Introduction: Climate Geoengineering Law and Governance.” Essay. In Climate Geoengineering Law and Governance, edited by David Dana, VI-252. Springer International Publishing, 2021. 
  • Morrow, David R. ed. Benjamin Hale and Andrew Light. “Moral Bases of Responses to Climate Change.” Essay. In Routledge Companion to Environmental Ethics. Routledge, 2019. 
  • Morrow, David R. ed. J. Britt Holbrook. “Geoengineering.” Essay. In Ethics, Science, Technology, and Engineering: A Global Resource. Farmington Hills, MI: Gale, Cengage Learning, 2015. 
  • Nicholson, Simon, ed. Judith Shapiro, and John-Andrew McNeish. “Carbon Removal and the Dangers of Extractivism.” Essay. In Our Hyperextractive Age: Violence and Resistance on a Shrinking Planet, 189–203. Routledge, 2021. 
  •  Nicholson, Simon and Michael Thompson ed. Jason J. Blackstock and Sean Low. “Strange Bedfellows: Climate Engineering Politics in the United States.” Essay. In Geoengineering Our Climate?: Ethics, Politics, and Governance, 164–69. Abingdon, Oxon: Taylor & Francis Group, 2019. 
  • Nicholson, Simon. “Intelligent Design? Unpacking Geoengineering’s Hidden Sacrifices.” The Environmental Politics of Sacrifice, 2010, 271–90. 
  • Nicholson, Simon. “The Promises and Perils of Geoengineering.” Worldwatch Institute: State of the World 2013, 2013, 317–31. 

Reports and Special Issues