The Academic Working Group on International Governance of Climate Engineering (AWG) has been meeting across a series of workshops to take a fresh, authoritative look at international governance pathways for solar geoengineering. This will be the first public discussion of their preliminary findings and recommendations. Members of the AWG will present their draft report, followed by commentary from 3-4 report reviewers. Audience questions and feedback will be encouraged.
Simon Nicholson is Assistant Professor and Director of the Global Environmental Politics Program in the School of International Service at American University. He is also co-Executive Director of the Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment, a research and public policy group committed to ensuring that the conversation about climate engineering technologies is inclusive and robust, with a focus on the needs of the most vulnerable people and populations. Simon's research and public engagement center around global environmental governance, global food politics, and the environmental and political implications of emerging technologies. His most recent book (edited with Sikina Jinnah) is, "New Earth Politics: Essays from the Anthropocene" (MIT Press, 2016).