About

Miranda Boettcher has a background in Global Environmental Politics and Linguistics. Her research examines how discursive communities and practices shape the emergence of technology governance, with a current focus on climate-relevant-technologies such as solar climate engineering and negative emissions technologies.

Miranda is a Research Associate at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies in Potsdam, Germany and a PhD candidate in the Environmental Governance Section of the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Utrecht University, the Netherlands.  Additionally, Miranda co-chairs the Steering Committee responsible for conceptualizing and facilitating the transdisciplinary Climate Engineering Conference series, and is a member of the UN GESAMP Working Group 41 on Ocean Interventions for Climate Mitigation. She was an Oxford Martin Visiting Fellow at the University of Oxford’s Institute for Science, Innovation and Society in 2018, and a Visiting Researcher at the Australian-German Climate and Energy College at the University of Melbourne in 2019.

Recent publications

Cox, E., Boettcher, M., Spence, E. & Bellamy, R. (2021): Casting a wider net on ocean NETs, Frontiers in Climate, https://doi.org/10.3389/fclim.2021.576294

Boettcher, M. (2020) Coming to GRIPs with NETs Discourse: Implications of discursive structures for emerging governance of Negative Emissions Technologies in the UK, Frontiers in Climate, 2 (20), https://doi.org/10.3389/fclim.2020.595685

Low, S. & Boettcher, M. (2020) Delaying decarbonization: Climate governmentalities and sociotechnical strategies from Copenhagen to Paris, Earth System Governance, 5, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.esg.2020.100073

Boettcher, M. (2019): Cracking the code. How discursive structures shape climate engineering research governance. Environmental Politics  http://doi.org/10.1080/09644016.2019.1670987

GESAMP (2019): High level review of a wide range of proposed marine geoengineering techniques. (Boyd, P.W. and Vivian, C.M.G., eds.) Contributors: Boettcher, M., Chai, F., Cullen, J.,  Goeschl, T., Lampitt, R.,  Lenton, A.,  Oschlies, A., Rau, G., Rickaby, Ricke, R., Wanninkhof,  R. IMO/FAO/UNESCO-IOC/UNIDO/WMO/IAEA/UN/UN Environment/ UNDP/ISA Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection. Rep. Stud. GESAMP No. 98.