March 31, 2015 - April 2, 2015 | Zürich, Switzerland | Climate Change

Assessing Global Climate Engineering Governance

Invitation Only

The “Assessing Global Climate Engineering Governance” workshop will be held March 31-April 2, 2015, at the Swissotel Zurich in Zurich, Switzerland.  The retreat is organized by the Stanley Center and Perspectives Climate Change.

The workshop will bring together global climate engineering governance experts to discuss how to achieve the cooperation required for taking good decisions on climate engineering on a global scale-up to 2050.

Global climate engineering governance is not clearly defined; it could occur on multiple levels and within very different timeframes.  How should humanity react to severe expected or occurring climate change?  Under which conditions should the use of climate engineering technologies be considered?  How can adequate decisions be made in this context—through multilateral cooperation?  Governance should create conditions which enhance cooperation.  Together we explore what those conditions might be with respect to climate engineering decisions.

This workshop is the first step toward a global dialogue on international cooperation on climate engineering to:

1.Enhance the joint understanding of the term climate engineering governance.

2.Foster joint understanding of different tasks of climate engineering governance.

3.Formulate recommendations to decision makers and researchers to design governance of climate engineering.


Rei Tang

Program Officer
Climate Change