Geoengineering, Political Legitimacy & Justice Conference 

Geoengineering, Political Legitimacy & Justice
Geoengineering, Political Legitimacy & Justice

An international & interdisciplinary conference exploring the ethical and political issues concerning geoengineering - the deliberate large-scale manipulation of the planetary environment to counteract anthropogenic climate change. The conference will be taking place in Room 145 in the Husky Union Building from the 2nd-3rd of November.

The conference will also be accompanied by a Climate Science on Tap event with an interdisciplinary panel discussing geoengineering and proposed field tests thereof. The event is open to the general public and will be held at Naked City Brewery in Greenwood at 7pm on the 2nd of November. Free tickets are available here to reserve the limited seats available.

The event is organized by Stephen Gardiner, Ben Rabinowitz Endowed Professor of Human Dimensions of the Environment, & Augustin Fragnière, Research Associate, University of Washington, SNSF Senior Researcher at the University of Lausanne.

Sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the Program on Values in Society.
For more details or questions please contact Alex Lenferna (lenferna@uw.edu).

Thursday

9:00

Coffee & Tea

9:15

Welcome

9:30

Tom Ackerman & Stephen Gardiner: Introducing the Science and Ethics of Geoengineering

10:30

15’ Coffee Break

10:45

KEYNOTE: Catriona McKinnon: Sleepwalking into Lock-In? Avoiding Wrongs to Future People in the Governance of Solar Radiation Management Research

12:15

Lunch Break (1 hour)

1:15

Daniel Callies: Geoengineering and Institutional Legitimacy

2:15

15’ Coffee Break

2:30

Sikina Jinnah: Governing Geoengineering Research: The Role of an Advisory Commission in Orchestrating Experimental Governance in California

3:30

15’ Coffee Break

3:45

Patrick Taylor Smith: Legitimacy and Non-Domination in SRM Research

4:45

End of Day 1

 

6:00

Dinner at Naked City Brewery

7:00- 8:30

Science on Tap, with S. Gardiner, T. Ackerman, S. Jinnah and Ch. Preston.

 

Friday

 

9:30

Coffee & Tea

9:45

Wil Burns: The Potential Role of Public Deliberations in Climate Geoengineering

10:45

15’ Coffee Break

11:00

Clement Loo: Informed Consent as a Foundation for Legitimacy

12:00

 

Lunch Break (1 hour)

1:00

Christopher Preston: Recognitional Justice, Political Legitimacy, and the Care Ethics Approach

2:00

15’ Coffee Break

2:15

Marion Hourdequin: Geoengineering, Multidimensional Climate Justice and Governance

3:15

15’ Coffee Break

3:30

KEYNOTE: Kyle Powys Whyte: On that "Little Matter" of Consent: Indigenous Peoples, Geoengineering and Justice

5:00

End of Day 2

5:00-5.30

Informal reception