Forum on U.S. Solar Geoengineering Research

March 24, 2017

The Conference Center at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

1779 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036

Co-hosted by the Solar Geoengineering Research Program at Harvard University and the Emmett Center on Climate Change and the Environment at the University of California, Los Angeles. Funded through a generous grant by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Agenda

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8:45 – 9:00 a.m.

Setting the Stage

  • Lizzie Burns – Fellow, Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • Edward A. (Ted) Parson – Dan and Rae Emmett Professor of Environmental Law; Faculty Co-Director, Emmett Center on Climate Change and the Environment, UCLA School of Law
  • Gernot Wagner – Research Associate, Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; Lecturer, Environmental Science and Public Policy; Associate, Harvard University Center for the Environment

Part I: The Science

9:00 – 10:15 a.m

Social Science: What we know, and what we ought to know

  • Edward A. (Ted) Parson [Moderator] – Dan and Rae Emmett Professor of Environmental Law; Faculty Co-Director, Emmett Center on Climate Change and the Environment, UCLA School of Law
  • Scott Barrett – Lenfest-Earth Institute Professor of Natural Resource Economics, Columbia University
  • Holly Buck – Doctoral Candidate, Development Sociology, Cornell University; Faculty Fellow, Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment, American University
  • Rose Cairns – Research Fellow, SPRU – Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex
  • Kate Ricke – Assistant Professor, Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the School of Global Policy and Strategy at University of California San Diego

 

10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Natural Science: What we know, and what we ought to know

  • Doug MacMartin [Moderator] – Senior Research Associate, Cornell University
  • Thomas Ackerman – Professor of Atmospheric Sciences and Director of the Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO), University of Washington
  • David Keith – Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics, Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Joyce Penner – Ralph J. Cicerone Distinguished University Professor of Atmospheric Science, University of Michigan
  • Alan Robock – Distinguished Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences, Rutgers University
  • Daniel Schrag – Sturgis Hooper Professor of Geology, Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering, Harvard University; Director, Harvard University Center for the Environment; Director, Harvard Kennedy School Program on Science, Technology, and Public Policy

 

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m           Lunch

Part II: Policy and Politics

12:45 – 2:00 p.m.

State of Play

  • Jesse Reynolds [Moderator] – Postdoctoral Researcher, Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
  • Peter C. Frumhoff – Director of Science and Policy, Union of Concerned Scientists
  • Steven P. Hamburg – Chief Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund
  • Joseph Majkut – Director of Climate Science, Niskanen Center
  • Janos Pasztor – Senior Fellow, Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs; Executive Director, Carnegie Climate Geoengineering Governance Initiative (C2G2)
  • Janie Wise Thompson – Vice President, Cassidy & Associates

 

2:15 – 3:30 p.m.

The Path Forward

  • Oliver Morton [Moderator] – Senior Editor, Essays and Briefings, The Economist
  • Anna-Maria Hubert – Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Calgary; Associate Fellow, Institute for Science, Innovation and Society (InSIS), University of Oxford
  • Peter Kareiva – Director, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, UCLA; Former Chief Scientist and Vice President, The Nature Conservancy
  • Andrew Light – Distinguished Senior Fellow in the Climate Program, World Resources Institute; University Professor, George Mason University
  • Jane C. S. Long – Lawrence Livermore National Lab (ret)
  • Kelly Wanser – Principal Director, Marine Cloud Brightening Project

 

3:30 – 3:45 p.m.

Conclusion & Next Steps

  • Gernot Wagner – Research Associate, Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; Lecturer, Environmental Science and Public Policy; Associate, Harvard University Center for the Environment

 

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