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Sustainability Events

The Ethics of Climate Engineering

Wil Burns

  • Co-Executive Director, Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment, School of International Service, American University

Christopher Cokinos

  • Associate Professor of English, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Affiliated Faculty, Institute of the Environment, University of Arizona (Co-Moderator)

Ryan Hanning

  • Assistant Vice President for Strategic Partnerships
  • Assistant Professor of Catholic & Theological Studies, University of Mary - Tempe

Elisabeth Graffy

  • Professor of Practice, School for the Future of Innovation in Society
  • Director, Spirituality and Sustainability Initiative, Arizona State University (Co-Moderator)

The 2015 Paris Agreement promotes low-carbon energy transitions and strategies that foster adaptation and resilience but assumes the likely implementation of "climate engineering" -- actions that aim to alter the amount of solar radiation reaching the Earth’s surface and/or remove CO2 from the atmosphere.

This panel of humanists and social scientists will explore the ethics of climate engineering through multiple lenses: legal, public policy, theological, and cultural.

Light refreshments will be served.

Thursday, April 5, 2018
4:30 - 5:45 p.m.