The Oxford Geoengineering Programme was founded
in 2010 as an initiative of the Oxford Martin School at
the University of Oxford.
natural systems to counteract climate change – is a contentious subject and
the issues associated with geoengineering and conduct research into some of
the proposed techniques. The programme does not advocate implementing
geoengineering, but it does advocate conducting research into the social,
ethical and technical aspects of geoengineering. This research must be
conducted in a transparent and socially informed manner.
The University of Oxford is involved in three major
projects on geoengineering funded by the UK
(IAGP) in partnership with The University of Leeds, Cardiff University,
Lancaster University, University of Bristol, University of East Anglia, The
Tyndall Centre and the UK Met Office;Stratospheric Particle Injection
for Climate Engineering (SPICE) in partnership with The University of
Bristol and Cambridge University; and Climate Geoengineering
Governance (CGG), a recently announced Oxford-led project in partnership
with The University of Sussex and University College London which will
examine the governance and ethics of geoengineering.
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on Vancouver Island, Canada that is untouched by human activity.
Ecosystems like this rely on delicate balances in climate variables which are
increasingly threatened by greenhouse gas-driven climate change. The
deployment of geoengineering technologies may present the only chance for
some especially vulnerable ecosystems to maintain their integrity in the face
of irreversible damage. It may also present significant risks to these natural
systems due to unintentional or unforeseeable side-effects. Image credit: Tim