Durban: Geoengineering as a response to cultural lock-in

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Abstract

Recent developments in the UN process intended to address anthropogenic climate change, including the conference of the parties in Durban, South Africa, have increased concerns about how successful current policy initiatives are liable to be. Change in the existing policy structure is, however, unlikely because of cultural lock-in, including the institutional and psychological commitments of many participants to the current process. Accordingly, there may be increased pressures to develop geoengineering technologies, intended to reduce anthropogenic climate change by either capturing atmospheric CO 2, or reducing solar insolation. These technologies are still nascent, however, and pose significant risk if deployed at scale prematurely.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Event2012 IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, ISSST 2012 - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: May 16 2012May 18 2012

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Other2012 IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, ISSST 2012
CountryUnited States
CityBoston, MA
Period5/16/125/18/12

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Keywords

  • climate change
  • cultural lock-in
  • Geoengineering
  • UNFCCC

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Allenby, B. (2012). Durban: Geoengineering as a response to cultural lock-in. In IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology [6228022] https://doi.org/10.1109/ISSST.2012.6228022

Durban : Geoengineering as a response to cultural lock-in. / Allenby, Braden.

IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology. 2012. 6228022.

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Allenby, B 2012, Durban: Geoengineering as a response to cultural lock-in. in IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology., 6228022, 2012 IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, ISSST 2012, Boston, MA, United States, 5/16/12. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISSST.2012.6228022
Allenby B. Durban: Geoengineering as a response to cultural lock-in. In IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology. 2012. 6228022 https://doi.org/10.1109/ISSST.2012.6228022
Allenby, Braden. / Durban : Geoengineering as a response to cultural lock-in. IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology. 2012.
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