Climate Geoengineering and the Role of Public Deliberation: A Comment on the U.S. National Academy of Sciences' Recommendations on Public Participation

5 Climate Law 252-294 (2015)

43 Pages Posted: 3 Jan 2016

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William C. G. Burns

Northwestern University, Environmental Policy & Culture Program

Jane Flegal

University of California, Berkeley - Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management

Date Written: November 16, 2015

Abstract

This article seeks to critique the discussion of the role of public deliberation in climate geoengineering governance, with a focus on the approach taken by the US National Academy of Sciences in its major reports on geoengineering, released in February of 2015. The article suggests that the NAS's dedication to public deliberation was insufficient. It also proffers some potential options to strengthen the role of public deliberation in climate geoengineering governance.

Keywords: Climate change, climate geoengineering, public deliberation

Suggested Citation

Burns, William C.G. and Flegal, Jane, Climate Geoengineering and the Role of Public Deliberation: A Comment on the U.S. National Academy of Sciences' Recommendations on Public Participation (November 16, 2015). 5 Climate Law 252-294 (2015), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2710088

William C.G. Burns (Contact Author)

Northwestern University, Environmental Policy & Culture Program ( email )

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Jane Flegal

University of California, Berkeley - Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management ( email )

United States

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