WATERLOO, Canada — January 20, 2014 — David Keith, Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, will discuss climate geoengineering as a possible solution to environmental degradation, at the next Signature Lecture at The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI).

“The Case for Climate Geoengineering” will take place from 7–9 p.m. on Wednesday, January 22. Prof. Keith will examine the controversy, risks and potential benefits of climate geoengineering. In doing so, he will also explore the underlying question: is it conservation ecology or hubris?

CIGI invites media to cover this free public Signature Lecture. Members of the media can register in advance by emailing Declan Kelly, CIGI communications specialist, at [email protected]. Members of the public who want to attend in person can find more information, including how to register, by visiting: http://www.cigionline.org/events/case-climate-geoengineering.

Those who are not in Waterloo or who want to watch the lecture from home can view the live-webcast at no cost by visiting the same link for registration. 

Event: CIGI Signature Lecture — “The Case for Climate Geoengineering,” with David Keith, Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School

Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2013

Time: 7–9 p.m.

The CIGI Campus Auditorium
67 Erb St. West, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

David Keith is Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Professor of Public Policy in the Harvard Kennedy School. He was listed as one of TIME magazine's Heroes of the Environment 2009.

Declan Kelly, Communications Specialist, CIGI
Tel: 519.885.2444, ext. 7356, Email: [email protected]  

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