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Past Lecture Series

Geoengineering Seminar Series: “The science, governance and ethics of climate intervention techniques.”

This seminar series is hosted by the Oxford Geoengineering Programme

Geoengineering - the deliberate, large-scale intervention in the Earth's natural systems to counteract climate change - is a controversial subject. This series of seminars will explore the science behind proposed techniques and address their potential impacts and side-effects - both environmental and social. Each seminar will focus on a particular geoengineering technique and ask the questions:

  • how might it work?
  • what side-effects would be associated with it?
  • what potential does it have to counteract climate change?
  • and what are the policy implications?

The format of the seminars is four brief presentations given by experts in the field, followed by a question and answer session. The seminars are open to the public and will also be web-cast. Live debate via email and Twitter (#oxgeoeng) is actively encouraged.

Anyone unable to attend in person is encouraged to participate virtually via WebEx from anywhere in the world. At the time of the event simply visit, click on the event you would like to join, and use the password "oxgeoeng" to join the event live. Participants will be able to view presentation slides, hear the panel discussions, and see the presenters themselves through the WebEx interface. Participants are also encouraged to ask questions of the presenters through the Webex dialogue box. These questions will be monitored by OGP staff and may be posed to presenters during the event itself. No pre-registration or downloads are required, only access to the internet. Please note that all times are GMT.

Event Details

01 February 2012 15:00 - 08 February 2012 17:00

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Lecture Theatre, Oxford Martin School

34 Broad Street (corner of Holywell and Catte Streets)