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Conference Report: Climate Geoengineering Governance
7 Nov 2014

The Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) and the Institute for Science, Innovation and Society (InSIS), University of Oxford, organised a two day conference on Climate Geoengineering Governance in India on 23-24 June, 2014. The conference aimed at examining the governance arrangements that may be needed to ensure that experimentation or deployment of any of the large range of geoengineering technologies being proposed are safe, fair, effective and economic. It saw participation of experts in multiple disciplines from across the world. The speakers included seasoned administrators and policy makers, social and political scientists, techno-economic experts and practitioners in international law. You can read the full conference report here.

The two day conference was split into six sessions with the following themes:

  • Issues and Research under CGG and EuTRACE
  • The Science of Geoengineering
  • Issues of Ethics, Economics and Environment posed by Geoengineering
  • Issues of International Law and Governance posed by Geoengineering
  • Possible Governance Structures and Processes
  • Future Collaborative Research - Some First Thoughts

List of Speakers

  • Vaibhav Chaturvedi (Research Fellow, Council on Energy, Environment and Water)
  • Nitin Desai (Former UN Under Secretary General for Economic and Social Affairs)
  • Arunabha Ghosh (CEO, Council on Energy, Environment & Water)
  • Bala Govindasamy (Professor, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore)
  • T. Jayaraman (Professor, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai)
  • J. M. Mauskar (Former Special Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forests)
  • Saroj Kanta Mishra (Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi)
  • Anand Patwardhan (Professor, University of Maryland)
  • Suresh Prabhu (Chairperson, Council on Energy, Environment and Water)
  • Anand B. Rao (Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay)
  • P. R. Shukla (Professor, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad)
  • Shawahiq Siddiqui (Managing Partner, Indian Environment Law Offices)
  • Steve Rayner (Director, Institute for Science, Innovation and Society)
  • Rose Cairns (Research Fellow SPRU - Science and Technology Policy Research, University of Sussex)
  • Peter Healey (Research Fellow, Institute for Science, Innovation and Society)
  • Tim Kruger (Programme Manager - Oxford Geoengineering Programme, University of Oxford)
  • Catherine Redgwell (Chichele Professor of International Law, University of Oxford )
  • Julian Savulescu (Director- Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, University of Oxford)
  • Harald Stelzer (Project Scientist, Sustainable Interactions with the Atmosphere Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies e.V.)

Read: Conference Report on Climate Geoengineering Governance

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