Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Program on Energy and Sustainable Development Stanford University


Events




Creating Global Norms to Regulate Climate Engineering  
CDDRL, PGJ, PESD Workshop

Date and Time
November 21, 2008
1:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Availability
Open to the public
No RSVP required


Participant
David G. Victor - Director, PESD at Stanford University


New evidence that the climate system may be especially sensitive to the build-up of green house gases and that humans are doing a poor job of controlling their effluent has animated discussions around the prospects of offsetting the human impact on climate through "geoengineering". Nearly all assessments of geoengineering have concluded that the option, while ridden with flaws and unknown side effects, is intreguing because of its low cost and the ability for one or a few nations to geoengineer the planet without cooperation from others.  I argue that norms to govern deployment of geoengineering sysytems  will be needed soon.

Location
Encina Ground Floor Conference Room
Encina Hall
616 Serra St., E008 (Ground floor)
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305
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FSI Contact
Kathleen Barcos