European Forum Alpbach


Monday, August 28, 2017 (All day)


Alpbach, Austria

Geoengineering: governance implications, technical options and risks
(Political Symposium)

Hosted by the Forum Alpbach Network in cooperation with Harvard's Solar Geoengineering Research Program


Achieving the temperature goals set in the Paris agreement means cutting carbon dioxide emissions. One possible complement – not a substitute – is solar geoengineering. What are the benefits, opportunities, and risks of this technology? How can researchers help policy-makers make informed decisions about how and when they should seek to deploy solar geoengineering?


  • Jennifer Morgan - Executive Director, Greenpeace International, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Janos Pasztor - Senior Fellow and Executive Director, C2G2 (Carnegie Climate Geoengineering Governance Initiative), Rolle, Switzerland
  • Stefan Schafer - Research Group Leader, IASS (Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies), Potsdam, Germany
  • Gernot Wagner - Executive Director, Harvard's Solar Geoengineering Research Program, Cambridge, MA

European Forum Alpbach

From August 16 to September 1, 2017, hundreds of people from the worlds of science, politics, business, culture and civil society will gather at the European Forum Alpbach to debate “Conflict & Cooperation” and the zone of tension between these two poles. The Forum is hosted by the Forum Alpbach Network. Click here to learn more about the Forum. 

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