The Governance of Solar Geoengineering: A Book Talk with Jesse Reynolds, UCLA Law

November 12, 2019 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

Climate change is among the world’s most important problems, and the responses of emission cuts and adapting to new climates remain elusive. One set of proposals receiving increasing attention among scientists and policymakers is “solar geoengineering,” which would reflect a small portion of incoming sunlight to reduce climate change. Evidence indicates that this could be effective, inexpensive, and technologically feasible, but it poses serious environmental risks and social challenges. Governance will thus be crucial. 
At an Emmett Institute book talk on November 12, 2019, Jesse Reynolds, Emmett/Frankel Fellow in Environmental Law and Policy at UCLA School of Law, will discuss findings from his new book, The Governance of Solar Geoengineering: Managing Climate Change in the Anthropocene, as from more recent work. In the book, Reynolds draws on law, political science, and economics to show how solar geoengineering is, could, and should be governed. Ted Parson, Dan and Rae Emmett Professor of Environmental Law at UCLA School of Law, will moderate the conversation. Parson leads the Climate Engineering Governance Project at the Emmett institute, which examines governance challenges posed by climate engineering technologies and potential responses. 
This event is co-sponsored by the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP here by November 5, 2019

Lunch will be provided.  Please fill out the form here to register. 

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