The session discusses whether climate engineering (CE) may lead to security risks and conflicts or whether it will rather promote cooperation and governance. As an example we discuss in detail whether counter-geoengineering (the release of neutralizing particles or of potent greenhouse gases) poses additional risk or can help overcome the free-driver problem.
Jürgen Scheffran is professor in geography at Universität Hamburg und head of the Research Group Climate Change and Security in the CliSAP Excellence Cluster and the Center for Earth System Research and Sustainability (CEN). He held positions at the University of Marburg, at Technical University of Darmstadt, the University of Illnois and the Potsdam Institute of Climate Impact Research. Research fields include: security risks and conflicts of climate change and climate engineering; energy security and energy landscapes; water-food-land nexus, human migration and rural-urban relations; human-environment interaction and sustainability science; technology assessment and international security.