Concepts for intentionally modifying our global climate — known as geoengineering — are rapidly emerging into the scientific policy and public discussions surrounding climate change. This public event, featuring a keynote address from Professor Steve Rayner (Oxford University) and a responding panel of leading international academics and practitioners, will introduce the scientific and technical ideas underlying geoengineering concepts, while exploring their broader ethical, social and geopolitical implications.

5:30pm    Welcome by David Dewitt (CIGI) and Conference Overview by Jason Blackstock (Conference Chair)
5:35pm - Keynote Presentation by Professor Steve Rayner (University of Oxford)
6:15pm - Panel Discussion Moderated by Peter Calamai (four panelists)
7:00pm - Public Q&A 
7:15pm - Adjourn

Co-Sponsor: Canadian International Council (

Convening Partners:

Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford ( Institute for Science, Innovation and Society and Oxford Geoengineering Programme
Consortium on Science Policy and Outcomes at Arizona State University (
Council on Energy, Environment and Water, India (
Institute for Science, Society and Policy (
Environmental Defense Fund (

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