C2G2 encourages a broad societal debate on geoengineering, and strives to include a diversity of views and approaches in its events. This may sometimes lead to interventions being contested. C2G2 does not necessarily endorse or support the opinions stated by its presenters, and welcomes an open discussion of their merits.
What are the technical fixes to address the climate crisis? Could they help fend off some of the worst impacts of climate change, or could they undermine efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions? Janos Pasztor speaks with Kathryn Ryan of Radio New Zealand on governing emerging climate technologies.
Janos Pasztor and Laur Hesse Fisher from MIT’s TILClimate podcast discuss the difficult decisions facing society on carbon dioxide removal and solar radiation modification.
C2G2 and Chatham House co-hosted an event on 21 February on “Rethinking the Governance of Solar Geoengineering”, featuring:
Ana Maria Kleymeyer, Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development Goals
Professor Douglas MacMartin, Cornell University
Janos Pasztor, Carnegie Climate Geoengineering Governance Initiative
Chair: Peter Betts, Chatham House
Cynthia Scharf speaks about the role that faith communities can play in education and advocacy about geoengineering governance. This video was originally produced for GreenFaith’s COP24 event entitled “Playing God? Multi-Faith Responses to the Prospect of Climate Engineering.”
Cynthia Scharf talks with Emma Katrine Phillips from the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) at the Understanding Risk Forum 2018.
A joint webinar with GreenFaith and C2G2, featuring:
· Drew Jones, Climate Interactive
· Dr. Mark Lawrence, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies
· Cynthia Scharf, Carnegie Climate Geoengineering Governance Initiative
· Dr. Forrest Clingerman, co-editor, Theological and Ethical Perspectives on Climate Engineering
With the world’s first known, outdoor experiment of solar geoengineering planned later this year, the head of the Carnegie Climate Geoengineering Governance Initiative (C2G2), Janos Pasztor, urged governments to create effective guardrails for these powerful, emerging technologies. Pasztor addressed Arizona State University on April 6, 2018.
Dr. Maarten van Aalst of the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre warns that the most vulnerable people will have the least voice when taking decisions about geoengineering.
Neth Daño of ETC Group argues that the proposed technology of bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (beccs) could worsen issues of conflict over land and water.
Prof. Paul Nightingale of the Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex, UK warns that geoengineering governance needs to take account of people blaming solar geoengineering for adverse weather.
Major-General Munir Muniruzzaman of the Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Security Studies says militaries need to advise politicians on the security dimensions of geoengineering.
Janos Pasztor, C2G2 Executive Director, sees increasing informal discussion of carbon removal technologies amongst participants at COP23.
Guest Clip / Panel Discussion on November 13, 2017 (COP23), featuring Janos Pasztor (C2G2), Hugh Hunt (University of Cambridge), Matthias Honegger (IASS-Potsdam & Perspectives), and hosted by Stuart Scott (United Planet Faith and Science Initiative)
Jane Flegal, Visiting Fellow, School for the Future of Innovation in Society at Arizona State University
C2G2 Webinar on Geoengineering and Biological Diversity, November 2, 2017 (Click for transcript.)
Peter Frumhoff, a lead author of the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007, talks about expanding the conversation around solar geoengineering to the general public, to establish informed consent.
Laura Hartman, who studies the intersection of religion and the environment at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, explains how religious people should have a voice in decisions about geoengineering.
Guest Clip / IASS Potsdam, October 27, 2017
C2G2 Clip / Panel discussion, February 16, 2017
Launch of Carnegie Climate Geoengineering Governance Initiative
C2G2 Clip / Ethics Matter, December 16, 2016
The Ethics and Governance of Geoengineering
C2G2 Clip / with Janos Pasztor, Recorded on September 30, 2016 in New York.