Geoengineering- the deliberate manipulation of the climate system aimed at ameliorating the effects of global warming- has rapidly emerged into scientific, policy and public discussions of climate change over the past few years. The ‘Geoengineering Our Climate?’ Working Paper and Opinion Article Series is the first series of papers dedicated to exploring the ethics, politics and governance of this provocative new issue. As major national and international science and policy institutions start to consider research into and governance of nascent geoengineering technologies, there is an important responsibility to inform the debate with a comprehensive but accessible introduction to the issues.
Relying upon the written contributions of a global network of scholars, policy-makers, and civic environmentalists, around forty Working Papers (~5000 words) and Opinion Articles (~1500 words) will be released over 2013-2014, accompanied by a short video interview with their authors. The collected works will then be published in 2015 by Earthscan from Routledge’s Science in Society series, titled Geoengineering Our Climate? Ethics, Politics and Governance (HB: 978-1-84971-373-3, PB: 978-1-84971-374-0).
The Series is supported by high-profile institutes from across the global north and south: the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (Germany); the Institute for Science, Innovation and Society, University of Oxford (UK); the Consortium on Science, Policy and Outcomes at Arizona State University (US); the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (India); the Research Centre for Sustainable Development at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (China); and the Brazilian Research Group on International Relations and Climate Change (Brazil).