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"Governing intentional climate intervention: What can we learn from the past and what is out there for the future?" - Judith Kreuter

Thursday 3rd March 2016

12:30-13:30 Lecture Theatre, Oxford Martin School. 34 Broad Street. OX1 3BD.
This talk by Judith Kreuter from the Institute of Political Science at the University of Muenster will explore the governance of proposed geoengineering techniques. The talk is open to the public.
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"Engineering a cooler planet: Could we? Should we?” by Professor Richard Darton and Professor Steve Rayner

Thursday 14th May 2015

5.00 – 6.30pm, Oxford Martin School
Mankind’s strategies of mitigation and adaptation may well turn out to be too weak and too late to avoid dangerous climate change later this century. So might we need to try a different route - geoengineering? We could for example reflect more solar radiation back into space by making more reflective clouds; or we could absorb carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and bury it underground, to diminish the “greenhouse” effect.

Would such technologies work, and would there be side effects? And who would decide whether to do this, and when, if ever, to stop. These are just some of the questions raised by the idea of engineering the climate – could we, and should we?
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"What should we do about fossil fuel CO2?"

Thursday 13th November 2014

2pm-3pm Lecture Theatre, Oxford Martin School, Old Indian Institute, 34 Broad Street, Oxford. OX1 3BD.

Renowned scientist, Professor Wally Broecker, will give a talk on what we may need to do to avoid dangerous climate change. He will discuss the need to remove CO2 from the air and proposals to reflect a proportion of the Sun's radiation back into space.
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"Emerging understandings and battle lines in the negotiations for the 2015 Climate Agreement” by Prof Lavanya Rajamani

Thursday 19th June 2014

Speaker: Professor Lavanya Rajamani, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi

Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change launched a process in Durban, 2011, to arrive at a ‘Protocol, another legal instrument or agreed outcome with legal force under the Convention applicable to all’ by 2015 to take effect from 2020. With a mere 18 months left to the Paris conference, 2015, slated as the deadline for these negotiations, key disagreements remain.

This seminar will explore the divisions over, prospects for and contours of a likely 2015 climate agreement. This seminar will discuss in particular the notion of “intended nationally determined contributions” - the centerpiece of the 2015 agreement - and other developments in the 2015 climate negotiations with a view to providing insights into the likely architecture and legal form of as well as treatment of differentiation and equity in the 2015 agreement.

Timing: 17:30-19:00
Venue: Oxford Martin School
All welcome
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Debate - "The Case For and Against Climate Engineering"

Monday 2nd December 2013

We are delighted to announce a debate between Professor David Keith (Harvard) and Professor Mike Hulme (King's College London) on the case for and against climate engineering.

The debate will focus on solar geoengineering - proposed techniques to reflect a proportion of the sun's radiation back into space to counteract some of the effects of climate change. The debate will take place between 17:00 and 18:30 on Monday 2 December at the Oxford Martin School, 34 Broad Street, Oxford. OX1 3BD which can be found here.

Professor Keith has recently published a book entitled "The Case for Climate Engineering", while Professor Hulme will be publishing a book on climate engineering with a contrasting viewpoint, in April next year.

The event is being organised by the Oxford Geoengineering Programme, an initiative of the Oxford Martin School, at the University of Oxford. Entry is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. We intend to webcast the debate and will provide further details about this in due course.

For more information, please contact Tim Kruger on
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