Geoengineering is the deliberate large-scale intervention in the Earth's natural systems to counteract climate change. There are a wide range of proposed techniques which aim to cool the planet by bouncing a fraction of the sun's light back into space or by removing CO2 from the atmosphere. Tim Kruger runs the Oxford Geoengineering Programme at the University of Oxford, which aims to assess the social, environmental and technical issues associated with all proposed geoengineering techniques to determine which, if any, of them could be employed without creating countervailing side-effects. In this talk Tim will describe potential techniques and the controversies associated with them.
This networking event from the Institution of Environmental Sciences, the ESKTN and the Society for the Environment will take place in the Earth Sciences Department of Oxford University.
The event is designed as a regional meeting to allow those people who are registered Chartered Environmentalists to meet similarly qualified people from different professional bodies.The event is free for Chartered Environmentalists, and their guests.