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  • Climate Geoengineering Government in Context

    Monday, 18 March 2013

    This first major event of the project will aim to put the project in its academic and policy context, by bringing together scholars and policymakers. Its aims will be to learn from other existing and planned research either on the assessment, regulation and governance of geoengineering specifically or from other emerging technologies. Special attention will be given to learning from attempts to tighten financial regulation in the light of the global financial crisis.

  • Workshop on Lock-in and Geoengineering

    Friday, 25 October 2013

    The Climate Geoengineering Governance project will host a workshop exploring the relevance to geoengineering governance of issues of socio-technical lock-in and path dependence. The workshop will take place on 25th October, 2013 (09:00-17:00), in the Moot Court of the Faculty of Laws, UCL.

    For more information, please email: r.cairns@sussex.ac.uk

  • Engineering the Climate?: Public Debate on Geoengineering Research

    Thursday, 7 November 2013

    Can we engineer our way out of climate change?

    As climate change intensifies some scientists have suggested that we might need to… But should we even be considering trying to control the climate in this way?

    Come and join leading scientists and campaigners as we debate the motion: ‘WE NEED TO DO MORE RESEARCH ON GEOENGINEERING

    SPEAKERS:
    Oliver Morton (The Economist)
    Helena Paul (EcoNexus)
    Dr. Matt Watson (University of Bristol)
    Prof. Andy Stirling (University of Sussex)

    For More Information, Email: r.cairns@Sussex.ac.uk

  • Beijing and New Delhi Workshops

    Tuesday, 13 May 2014

    As anthropogenic climate change is expected to impact particularly on the global south, and successful full-scale implementation of any climate geoengineering technology is bound to have cross-boundary effects, the CGG team has organised workshops in Beijing and New Delhi in collaboration with local hosts to learn what we can about local perspectives on climate policy and the possible contributions of geoengineering. Our Beijing workshop is on 13-14 May and that in New Delhi on 23-24 June.

    These workshops will allow us to present our main findings research to date and learn more about local work; they will allow us to understand better the range of framings of climate geoengineering in each country, the salient issues of governance that arise, and any special features of the local debate;
    and they will help us to formulate some of our concluding ideas about what framings of issues, and machinery of government, etc., show most promise.

    A discussion of possible future research forms part of the programme for each workshop and will be echoed later in the year at our stakeholders scenarios meeting. The hope is that these exchanges might form a basis for future collaborative/comparative research on technology governance post CGG.