Environmental Science: Good governance for geoengineering
(23 November 2011)
This week Phil Macnaghten co-authored a comment piece in Nature reporting on his experience in chairing a panel convened by the EPSRC designed to govern the Stratospheric Particle Injection for Climate Engineering (SPICE) project.
On 26 September, the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) halted the country’s first field trial of technology designed to engineer the climate. In the piece Phil explains the council’s decision, and draws lessons for future geoengineering projects. The piece was also picked up by The Guardian.
It was also the subject of a discussion on the BBC Radio 4 programme Material World.