Roundtable on Ocean Geoengineering on 5 February to Release the New Report and Discuss “Ocean Climate Geoengineering”
28 January 2019
The World Ocean Council (WOC) is working to support the implementation of the International Climate Agreement (Paris 2015) requirements for negative emission technologies (NETs) to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. With the growing evidence that the ocean is the dominant player in global carbon cycling and storage, ocean-based NETs must be given serious consideration for contributing to climate mitigation. The WOC is advancing this by developing a global “Ocean NET” platform to bring together science, policy, business and other stakeholders.
The Initiative for Sustainable Energy Policy at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies is hosting a roundtable on 5 February to launch a new report published by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), entitled “Ocean Climate Geoengineering: An Assessment of Potential Risks, Benefits and Governance”.
Roundtable participants will include the report’s authors, Wil BurnsWil Burns, Professor of Research and Co-Director of the Institute for Carbon Removal Law & Policy at American University, Jeffrey McGee, Senior Lecturer in Climate Change, Marine and Antarctic Law at the University of Tasmania’s Faculty of Law, and Kerryn Brent, a Lecturer in the Faculty of Law at the University of Tasmania.
The event will be moderated by Johannes Urpelainen, Director and Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Professor of Energy, Resources and Environment & Founding Director, Initiative for Sustainable Energy Policy (ISEP) at Johns Hopkins University.
Date/Time: 5 February, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm EST
Venue: Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies
Rome Building, Room 806
1619 Massachusetts Avenue NW