Governing Emerging Marine Climate-Altering Techniques – Kerryn Brent
On 7 December 2019, C2G convened an official UNFCCC COP25 side event on governing emerging marine climate-altering techniques. Kerryn Brent, Faculty of Law, University of Tasmania contributed to the event by video. In this video, Brent highlights key findings from the Center for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) Special Report on Governing Marine Geoengineering, which she co-authored with Wil Burns and Jeffrey McGee.
The research and potential use of marine climate-altering techniques are being discussed in the context of the Paris agreement and the ocean’s role in achieving it. None of these techniques is ready at scale. All pose significant technological and governance challenges, which need to be addressed and require the attention of stakeholders.