november, 2019

wed13nov15h0015h45Geo-Engineering Climate: Shortcut to Cooling the Planet or Playing With Fire?15h00 - 15h45 Format:ConversationSession theme:Environment

Speakers for this event

  • Elizabeth BURNS

    Elizabeth BURNS

    Solar Geoengineering Research Program, Harvard University

    Solar Geoengineering Research Program, Harvard University

  • Hando KANG

    Hando KANG

    SkyPower Global

    SkyPower Global

  • Kai Uwe Barani SCHMIDT

    Kai Uwe Barani SCHMIDT

    Carnegie Climate Governance Initiative (C2G)

    Carnegie Climate Governance Initiative (C2G)

  • Stewart PATRICK

    Stewart PATRICK

    Council on Foreign Relations

    Council on Foreign Relations

Description

The climate crisis is real. More than 20 years after the signing of the Kyoto Protocol, states and private actors have failed to curb climate change – with devastating consequences. Greenhouse gas removal or solar radiation management are sometimes heralded as the long-awaited quick fixes. But geoengineering comes with many uncertainties regarding its effectiveness and unintended side effects. Should we interfere with natural systems at such large scale? Does geoengineering present a moral hazard? Or is it the miracle cure we have been waiting for?

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