Challenge scenarios for a Climate Engineering Governance World Café, Wednesday, 16:30 - 18:00

On Wednesday, October 11 from 16:30 - 18:00, a Climate Engineering Governance World Café session will be held in the Großer Saal at the Umweltforum. This plenary aims to stimulate creative exploration of governance challenges and potential responses, by posing a few provocative questions in the form of brief challenge scenarios. The World Café format aims to allow a more participatory and engaged discussion than normally possible in a plenary session.

The session will open with a very brief (10-minute) introduction by Ted Parson of five challenge scenarios to be discussed at separate table groups.  The scenarios will be distributed at the session, and are also available at the links below.  Participants will choose which scenario they wish to discuss, and join a corresponding table group, each led by a designated “issue team leader,” for a 30-minute discussion. Table representatives will then re-convene to be debriefed for the plenary by Oliver Morton, who will then facilitate a general plenary discussion. More information on the session can be found here.

Challenge Scenarios 

  1. Research Governance: Avoiding the Slippery Slope
  2. Good Enough Governance for Climate Engineering Proposals
  3. Interactions: CE Governance to Enhance (or at least Protect) Mitigation
  4. If the Cure is Worse than the Disease: Putting on the Brakes
  5. Catch-up Governance: Responding to a Deployment Challenge