Monday, January 3, 2011
IPCC Expert Meeting on Geoengineering Set for June
The IPCC will hold an Expert Meeting in Peru in June to discuss the planned inclusion of geoengineering in the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5). The proposed agenda is expansive and goes well beyond the core scientific and technical issues. Of particular note, the meeting will consider the "suitability of existing governance mechanisms for managing geoengineering, including social, legal and political factors." This will be a coordinating meeting, so much will depend on which experts are invited, how the meeting is organized, and how Working Group assessments are structured going forward. Discussions on these items are ongoing.