“Geoengineering: governance implications, technical options and risks”
28 August 2017, 10:00-12:30
Political Symposium breakout session, with:
Jennifer Morgan, Executive Director, Greenpeace International, Amsterdam
János Pásztor, Senior Fellow and Executive Director, Carnegie Climate Geoengineering Governance (C2G2) Initiative
Stefan Schäfer, Research Group Leader, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS), Potsdam
Gernot Wagner, Executive Director, Harvard’s Solar Geoengineering Research Program, Cambridge, MA.
Achieving the temperature goals set in the Paris agreement means cutting carbon dioxide emissions. One possible complement – not a substitute – is solar geoengineering. What are the benefits, opportunities, and risks of this technology? How can researchers help policy-makers make informed decisions about how and when they should seek to deploy solar geoengineering?