Environmental Values 29 (2):197-220 (2020)

This paper explores factors shaping perceptions of Greenhouse Gas Removal amongst a range of informed stakeholders, with a particular focus on their role in future social and political systems. We find considerable ambivalence regarding the role of climate targets and incumbent interests in relation to GGR. Our results suggest that GGR is symbolic of a fundamental debate - occurring not only between separate people, but sometimes within the minds of individuals themselves - over whether technological solutions represent a pragmatic or an unethical strategy. We present the idea of a 'Monsanto effect', whereby an entirely separate debate taps into deeper narratives and becomes so pervasive that it spills over into a new topic area. Our findings have significant implications for extant and emergent climate policy as they suggest that, in addition to the considerable practical challenges facing large-scale GGR deployment, there is a deeper psychological challenge in that actors are themselves conflicted about the fundamental desirability of GGR.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.3197/096327119x15678473650947
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 52,661
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

The Role of 'Complex' Empiricism in the Debates About Satellite Data and Climate Models.Elisabeth A. Lloyd - 2012 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 43 (2):390-401.
Harmful Stakeholder Strategies.Jeffrey S. Harrison & Andrew C. Wicks - forthcoming - Journal of Business Ethics:1-15.
Stakeholder Identities, Trust and Cooperation.Thomas Schneider - 2013 - Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society 24:214-225.
A Puzzle in SRI: Stakeholders in the Mist.Jos Leys & Wim Van Opstal - 2009 - Philosophy of Management 8 (3):81-96.
Stakeholder Identities, Trust and Cooperation: A Social Identity Perspective.Thomas Schneider - 2013 - Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society 24:214-225.


Added to PP index

Total views
6 ( #1,035,276 of 2,340,036 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
2 ( #334,980 of 2,340,036 )

How can I increase my downloads?


My notes