juin 03, 2021

Leading Climate Scientists, Climate Activists, Indigenous Peoples, and Youth Speak on the Risks of Solar Geoengineering

Panels to discuss the growing risks and unequal impact of dangerous technological fixes

Once relegated to the fringe of the climate debate, proposals to use  solar geoengineering to mask the impacts of planetary warming are receiving increasing attention from scientists, the government, and the media. While conversations often center around “silver bullet fixes” they too frequently downplay the real and profound risks that such technologies pose. These impacts would affect all of us but would fall most heavily on Indigenous Peoples and communities in the Global South. 

Event participants, including Greta Thunberg, Michael Mann, Naomi Klein, Åsa Larsson Blind, and Bill McKibben will offer both expert and frontline perspectives on the risks associated with solar geoengineering and geoengineering experiments, including the controversial ScOPeX project. 

The event is organized by The Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL), ETC Group, Henrich Böll Foundation, Indigenous Environmental Network, Saami Council, and WhatNext?, in collaboration with the Hands Off Mother Earth (HOME) Campaign, the Swedish Stop Scopex Network, and Researchers Desk. 

Title:    Solar Geoengineering: Warnings from Scientists, Indigenous Peoples, Youth, and Climate Activists

Scientists panel: Michael Mann, Raymond Pierrehumbert, and Jennie Stephens. 

Voices from the Movement panel: Tom Goldtooth, Naomi Klein, Åsa Larsson Blind, Bill McKibben, Vandana Shiva, and Greta Thunberg

June 9, 11:00 am
Scientists panel:
11:00am- 12:00 pm EDT / 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm CET
Voices from the Movement:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT / 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm CET

For press registration and further event details: please contact Cate Bonacini at the Center for International Environmental Law or Laura Dunn at ETC Group.   

The event will be recorded. Please email either Cate or Laura Dunn to receive a link to the recording.

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