Aarti Gupta
Wageningen University and Research Centre
Publications 71
#1Frank Biermann (UU: Utrecht University)H-Index: 41
#2Michele M. Betsill (CSU: Colorado State University)H-Index: 27
Last.Michelle Scobie (UWI: University of the West Indies)H-Index: 4
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The social sciences have engaged since the late 1980s in international collaborative programmes to study questions of sustainability and global change. This article offers an in-depth analysis of the largest long-standing social-science network in this field: the Earth System Governance Project. Originating as a core project of the former International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change, the Earth System Governance Project has matured into a global, self-sustaining researc...
#1Sikina JinnahH-Index: 10
#2Simon NicholsonH-Index: 5
Last.Netra ChhetriH-Index: 2
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Solar radiation management (SRM) technologies would reflect a small amount of incoming solar radiation back into space before the radiation can warm the planet. Although SRM may emerge as a useful component of a global response to climate change, there is also good reason for caution. In June 2017, the Academic Working Group on Climate Engineering Governance released a policy report, “Governing Solar Radiation Management”, which developed a set of objectives to govern SRM in the near-term future...
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#1Aarti Gupta (WUR: Wageningen University and Research Centre)H-Index: 20
#2Ina Möller (Lund University)H-Index: 3
ABSTRACTAnalyses of climate engineering (CE) governance have accelerated in the last decade. A key claim is that CE remains a largely ungoverned space, with shared norms, institutional arrangements, and formal rules to regulate CE not yet present. In contrast, here it is argued that de facto governance of CE is underway, discernible in an ordering of this nascent field of inquiry by unacknowledged sources of steering. One key source of de facto governance is analyzed: high-level ‘authoritative a...
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#1Gabrielle Kissinger (WUR: Wageningen University and Research Centre)H-Index: 1
#2Aarti Gupta (WUR: Wageningen University and Research Centre)H-Index: 20
Last.Natalie Unterstell (International Institute of Minnesota)
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This paper explores the potential of climate finance to support developing country efforts to shift away from unsustainable land use patterns in the context of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement. We pursue two research objectives here. Through a meta-analysis of 40 developing country Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), we provide, first, a comprehensive qualitative overview of developing country perspectives on climate financing needs for mitigation and adaptation activities in the land us...
#1Aarti Gupta (WUR: Wageningen University and Research Centre)H-Index: 20
#2Harro van Asselt (University of Eastern Finland)H-Index: 21
This article analyzes the interplay between transparency and accountability in multilateral climate politics. The 2015 Paris Agreement calls for a “pledge-and-review” approach to collective climate action with an “enhanced transparency framework” as a key pillar of the Agreement. By making visible who is doing what, transparency is widely assumed to be vital to holding countries to account and building trust. We explore whether transparency is generating such effects in this context, by developi...
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#1Sarah Burch (UW: University of Waterloo)H-Index: 16
#2Aarti Gupta (WUR: Wageningen University and Research Centre)H-Index: 20
Last.Ruben Zondervan (UU: Utrecht University)H-Index: 1
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The Earth System Governance project is a global research alliance that explores novel, effective governance mechanisms to cope with the current transitions in the biogeochemical systems of the planet. A decade after its inception, this article offers an overview of the project's new research framework (which is built upon a review of existing earth system governance research), the goal of which is to continue to stimulate a pluralistic, vibrant and relevant research community. This framework is ...
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The need to tackle international drivers of deforestation has long been acknowledged; but remains little addressed via policy measures. In the European Union (EU), a new policy debate is emerging around the concept of “embodied deforestation”, which targets EU agricultural commodity imports as drivers of deforestation. The notion views deforestation as an externality generated by EU imports associated with tropical deforestation. Our article examines whether this concept represents a shift in ta...
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#1Joost Vervoort (Environmental Change Institute)H-Index: 14
#2Aarti Gupta (WUR: Wageningen University and Research Centre)H-Index: 20
The Paris Agreement's aspirational 1.5 degree temperature target has given further impetus to efforts to imagine (and seek to govern) transformative and uncertain climate futures. This brings to the fore multiple challenges in the search for anticipatory governance and the role herein for climate foresight. Foresight entails processes to envision challenging futures and question limiting assumptions about what futures are possible, but these processes also impact upon present-day politics. While...
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#1Jane A. Flegal (University of California, Berkeley)H-Index: 3
#2Aarti Gupta (WUR: Wageningen University and Research Centre)H-Index: 20
This paper examines how notions of equity are being evoked by expert advocates of more research into solar geoengineering. We trace how specific understandings of equity figure centrally—although not always explicitly—in these expert visions. We find that understandings of equity in such “vanguard visions” are narrowly conceived as epistemic challenges, answerable by (more) scientific analysis. Major concerns about equity are treated as empirical matters, requiring scientific assessment of feasi...
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