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08: Geoengineering: governance implications, technical options and risks

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Hauptschule
Breakout / Global challenges
english language

Achieving the temperature goals set in the Paris agreement means cutting carbon dioxide emissions. One possible complement – not a substitute – is solar geoengineering. What are the benefits, opportunities, and risks of this technology? How can researchers help policy-makers make informed decisions about how and when they should seek to deploy solar geoengineering?

Speakers

Executive Director, Greenpeace International, Amsterdam
Research Group Leader, IASS - Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Potsdam
Research associate, John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; Director, Harvard's Solar Geoengineering Program, Cambridge, MA Chair

Jennifer MORGAN

Executive Director, Greenpeace International, Amsterdam

1988 Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, German, French, Italian, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
1992 Master of Arts: International Affairs, American University, Washington, D.C
1994-1998 Coordinator, US Climate Action Network, Washington, D.C.
1998-2006 Director, Global Climate Campaign, WWF - Worldwide Fund for Nature, Washington D.C.; Berlin
2006-2009 Director, Global Climate Program, E3G - Third Generation Environmentalism, London
2009-2016 Global Director, Climate Program, World Resources Institute, Washington D.C.; Berlin
since 2016 Executive Director, Greenpeace International, Amsterdam

Dr. Stefan SCHÄFER

Research Group Leader, IASS - Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Potsdam

2009-2012 Guest Researcher, Transnational Conflicts and International Institutions, WZB - Berlin Social Science Center
2012-2013 Project Scientist, IASS - Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Potsdam
2013-2015 Academic Officer and Co-Leader, Interdisciplinary Research Microcosm on Climate Engineering, IASS
since 2015 Program Leader, Emerging Technologies and Social Transformations in the Anthropocene, IASS
2017 Oxford Martin Visiting Fellow, InSIS - Institute for Science, Innovation and Society, University of Oxford
since 2017 Research Group Leader, Climate Engineering in Science, Society and Politics, IASS

Dr. Gernot WAGNER

Research associate, John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; Director, Harvard's Solar Geoengineering Program, Cambridge, MA

2002 Joint BA in Environmental Science and Public Policy, and Economics Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
2003 MA in Economics, Stanford University, CA
2006 MA in Economy and Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
2007 PhD in Political Economy and Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
2007 Leader Writer Team, Peter Martin Fellow, Financial Times, London
2007-2008 Consultant, The Boston Consulting Group, New York
2011-2012 Adjunct Assistant Professor, Columbia University, New York
2012-2016 Adjunct Associate Professor, Columbia University, New York
2016 Adjunct Associate Professor, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University
2008-2013 Economist, Environmental Defense Fund New York, New York and Boston, MA
2013-2014 Senior Economist, Environmental Defense Fund New York, New York and Boston, MA
2014-2016 Lead Senior Economist, Environmental Defense Fund New York, New York and Boston, MA
since 2016 Research Associate and Lecturer, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Political Symposium

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26.08.2017

14:00 - 18:00Professional Programme "Our World's Future"Partner
15:00 - 18:00Generational perspectives on security policyPartner
15:00 - 18:00Professional Programme on Strategies of InfluencePartner

27.08.2017

09:00 - 12:00Devil's diplomacyPartner
09:00 - 12:00Professional Programme on Strategies of InfluencePartner
10:00 - 11:30Fireside Talk with Ruth Dreifuss: women and powerPartner
10:00 - 12:00The 2016 US election behind the scenesPlenary
14:00 - 16:30Opening: values and visions of a united EuropePlenary
17:00 - 18:30Acknowledging reality: coming to grips with the international systemPlenary
19:00 - 20:30The USA, the EU and Russia: what changes does the new US administration bring?Plenary

28.08.2017

08:30 - 09:30Breakfast Club 03: POLITICO morning briefingPlenary
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 01: War and democracy in Ukraine: what is the future?Breakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 02: From conflicts to collaborative governance: using open data and collective intelligence to achieve public-sector innovationBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 03: May I stay or should I go? The impact of climate change on migrationBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 04: Military cooperation as a means to overcome security challengesBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 05: How to reconcile interests in societies with declining social cohesionBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 06: Alternative facts, provocations and social division: how to deal with populismBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 07: The EU on trial: 60 years of conflict and cooperation in EuropeBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 08: Geoengineering: governance implications, technical options and risksBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 09: Genome editing: governing on the cusp of uncertaintyBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 11: Innovation in a contested environment: from the outside in and the inside outBreakout
12:30 - 13:30Fireside Talk with Talia SassonPartner
12:30 - 14:00Lunch receptionBreakout
14:00 - 16:30Breakout Session 12: Digital Security: Social MediaBreakout
14:00 - 16:30Breakout Session 13: New freedoms, old constraints? Challenges of integrating female refugees in AustriaBreakout
14:00 - 16:30Breakout Session 14: Science-based policy-making in times of post-truth?Breakout
14:00 - 16:30Breakout Session 15: Migration and the Arts: Europe's next narrativeBreakout
14:00 - 16:30Breakout Session 16: The Dublin dilemma and the way outBreakout
14:00 - 16:30Breakout Session 17: Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe: catching up or showing the way?Breakout
14:00 - 16:30Breakout Session 18: Mission-oriented innovation policy in practiceBreakout
14:00 - 16:30Breakout Session 19: An end to a costly war: alternatives to failed drug policiesBreakout
14:00 - 16:30Breakout Session 20: The Arctic: new narratives for a disputed territoryBreakout
14:00 - 16:30Breakout Session 21: Democracy reloaded: what can we learn from bottom-up democratic innovations?Breakout
17:30 - 19:00Security and liberty in the digital futurePlenary
19:30 - 21:00Green Innovation: urgent & important at oncePlenary

29.08.2017

09:00 - 12:30Transformative pathways to sustainability: from perception to changing behaviourPlenary