"Geoengineering – the problem of competing values in environmental and technological governance" by Prof Steve Rayner

Past Event

01 March 2013, 1:15pm - 2:45pm

Humanities Building Lecture Theatre
2nd Floor, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6GG

This seminar is held in collaboration with the Institute for Science and Ethics, an Oxford Martin School Institute

Summary: "Climate geoengineering" describes a broad range of potential, but as yet undeveloped, large-scale interventions in earth systems to counteract climate change. Even in the research stages, these technological “imaginaries” raise significant ethical issues, highlighting the problem of reconciling competing principles of trust, fairness and consent in the governance of large-scale technological and environmental risk.

Speaker: Professor Steve Rayner, Co-Director, Oxford Geoengineering Programme, Oxford Martin School; Director, Institute of Science, Innovation and Society, Oxford Martin School and James Martin Professor of Science and Civilization

Chair: Professor Julian Savulescu, Director, Institute for Science and Ethics; Director, Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics and Uehiro Chair in Practical Ethics, University of Oxford

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All the seminars are free and open to all; however booking is recommended. Sandwich lunch provided.