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Program of the workshop "Geoengineering the Climate - an Issue for Peace and Security Studies?"


Thursday, November 10, 2011

14:45 - 15:15   Registration (ZMAW building, room 022/23)


15:15 - 17:00   Public session 1 (ZMAW building, room 022/23)
A.        Geoengineering: an introduction
Moderator: Jürgen Scheffran (KlimaCampus, University of Hamburg) 

15:15    Welcome by Jürgen Scheffran (KlimaCampus, University of Hamburg)

15:30    Peter Liss (University of East Anglia, UK): 
             An overview of Geoengineering

Commentary: Paul Crutzen (Max-Planck-Institute for Chemistry)

Discussant: Gernot Klepper (Kiel Institute for the World Economcy)


17:00 – 17:30   Coffee break


17:30 – 19:00   Public round table (ZMAW building, room 022/23)
B.        Perspectives on Geoengineering
Moderator: Michael Brzoska (Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy, University of Hamburg)

1.         James R. Fleming (Colby College, Maine, USA):
            The history of geoengineering

2.         Timo Goeschl (University of Heidelberg): 
            The economics of geoengineering

3.         Jason Blackstock (Waterloo, ON, Canada & Vienna, Austria):
            Geoengineering and governance

4.         Konrad Ott (University of Greifswald):
            The ethics of geoengineering


19:30   Dinner



Friday, November 11, 2011

09:30 - 10:00   Arrival, welcome coffee (ZMAW building, room 022/23)


10:00   Introduction


10:15 – 12:30   Closed session 1 (ZMAW building, room 022/23)
C.        Geoengineering: a taxonomy
Moderator: Achim Maas (adelphi research Berlin)

1.         Ulrike Niemeier (Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology):
            Aerosol dispersion

2.         Andreas Oschlies (IFM-GEOMAR, Kiel): 
            Ocean fertilization

3.         Michael Köhl (University of Hamburg):

4.         Daniel Vallentin (Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy):
            Carbon sequestration

5.         Jens Hartmann (KlimaCampus Hamburg):
            Enhanced weathering


12:30   Lunch


13:30 – 15:30   Closed session 2 (ZMAW building, room 022/23)
D.        Geoengineering: Peace and security
Moderator: P. Michael Link (KlimaCampus, University of Hamburg)

1.         Alan Robock (Rutgers University, USA): 
            Potential threats and future challenges of geoengineering

2.         Jürgen Scheffran (KlimaCampus, University of Hamburg): 
            Conflict potentials of geoengineering

3.         Achim Maas (adelphi research Berlin): 
            Security dimensions of geoengineering

4.         Götz Neuneck (Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy, University of Hamburg): 
            From weather wars to climate engineering?

5.         Henning Hetzer (Bundeswehr Transformation Center): 
            Geoengineering - three scenarios for 2040


15:30   Coffee break 


16:00 – 17:45   Closed session 3 (ZMAW building, room 022/23)
E.        Geoengineering: a global governance issue?
Moderator: Mark Lawrence (Max-Planck-Institute for Chemistry)

1.         Ortwin Renn (University of Stuttgart): 
            Impacts of geoengineering: perspectives of stakeholders and the public 

2.         Sebastian Harnisch (Institute of Political Science, University of Heidelberg): 
            Geoengineering as a global governance issue?

3.         Alexander Proelß (Institute of International Law, University of Kiel): 
            International legal implications of climate engineering

4.         Hartmut Graßl (Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology): 
            Is global governance of climate engineering possible?


17:45 – 18:00   Summary of discussions (ZMAW building, room 022/23)
Moderator: Jürgen Scheffran (KlimaCampus, University of Hamburg) 


18:00   End of workshop 



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