C2G encourages a broad societal debate on emerging climate-altering technologies, and strives to include a diversity of views and approaches in its events. This may sometimes lead to interventions being contested. C2G does not necessarily endorse or support the opinions stated by its presenters, and welcomes an open discussion of their merits.
C2G Executive Director Janos Pasztor discusses what we mean by governance, who needs to be involved, and what governance currently exists for Carbon Dioxide Removal and Solar Radiation Modification.
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...
In this episode of Custodians of the Planet, C2G's Janos Pasztor delves into the intertwined issues of ethics, governance and public participation in the context of climate-altering technologies.
Janos Pasztor speaks to Alex Woodson for Global Ethics Weekly, a podcast produced by the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. In this podcast, Janos speaks about the role of the UN in his work and climate change more generally, governance challenges...
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...
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.
Janos Pasztor talks with Ross Kenyon of Nori on efforts in March 2019 to pass a resolution on geoengineering at the United Nations Environment Assembly.
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 GoalsProfessor Douglas MacMartin, Cornell UniversityJanos Pasztor,...
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...
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,...
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...
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 13 November 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)
Phil Williamson, School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom C2G2 Webinar on Geoengineering and Biological Diversity, 2 November 2017 (Click for transcript.)
Phil Renforth, School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Cardiff University, United Kingdom C2G2 Webinar on Geoengineering and Biological Diversity, 2 November 2017 (Click for transcript.)
Neth Daño, Co-Executive Director, ETC Group C2G2 Webinar on Geoengineering and Biological Diversity, 2 November 2017 (Click for transcript.)
Jane Flegal, Visiting Fellow, School for the Future of Innovation in Society at Arizona State University C2G2 Webinar on Geoengineering and Biological Diversity, 2 November 2017 (Click for transcript.)
Yolanda Teran, Indigenous International Forum on Biodiversity, Ecuador C2G2 Webinar on Geoengineering and Biological Diversity, 2 November 2017 (Click for transcript.)
Guest Clip / IASS Potsdam, 27 October 2017
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.
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...
C2G2 Clip / Webinar, 16 May 2017 A list of further reading recommended by the speakers Transcript of the briefing at carnegiecouncil.org
C2G2 Clip / Panel discussion, 16 February 2017
C2G2 Clip / Ethics Matter, 16 December 2016
C2G2 Clip / with Janos Pasztor, Recorded on 30 September 2016 in New York.