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Date and Location

February 2, 2023
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM EST
T-520 Nye A, B, C (three Rooms)



The Ethics and Solar Geoengineering conference is motivated by the following question: how, if at all, should countries engage in solar geoengineering research and possible deployment? This increasingly divisive question is in part one for scientists and modelers: we need a clearer picture of the risks and benefits of various deployment regimes. But solar geoengineering also raises normative questions concerning justice, legitimacy, and governance of the technology and these questions are best answered with the help of political philosophers and ethicists. This conference aims to bring together philosophers, theorists, and public policymakers, and representatives from communities who are especially impacted by the climate crisis in order to explore the normative dimensions of disagreement concerning the development and possible deployment of solar geoengineering technologies.​

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