Edward Parson, Dan and Rae Emmett Professor of Environmental Law and Faculty Co-Director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, wrote an article highlighting the opportunities and risks of climate engineering for the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Parson is leading a new UCLA Law initiative on the need for governance and regulation of climate engineering projects. “In view of climate engineering’s high stakes and complex implications…its use urgently needs serious, critical investigation,” said Parson.
Parson’s work was supported by a generous grant from the Open Philanthropy Project.
Focusing on the acute challenges that climate engineering will pose to international decision-making and institutions, Parson also wrote an article for the Centre for International Governance Innovation.