Governing geoengineering sustainably: A scenario exercise to inform Australian geoengineering policy development

Free Public Lecture

Governing geoengineering sustainably: A scenario exercise to inform Australian geoengineering policy development

Australian-German Climate and Energy College
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Geoengineering is the technofix to climate change – a complex, contentious and high-stakes proposal that, in the absence of credible long-term global emissions reduction, cannot be overlooked. Anita's PhD project adopts a sustainability perspective within which scenarios are often used in the management of long-term, complex, and uncertain issues. It investigates how a scenario exercise can inform sustainable geoengineering governance in Australia.

This seminar provides an overview of the thesis and a detailed view of one chapter in which a meta-analysis of geoengineering scenarios is undertaken. The chapter finds that the treatment of geoengineering within existing scenario-based research does not align with sustainability concepts due to an emphasis on technological solutions, a focus on global effects and actions rather than local or regional issues, and portrayal of only a narrow range of perspectives.

Presenter

  • Ms Anita Talberg
    Ms Anita Talberg, Scientific Coordinator