Professor Jim Fleming (science, technology, and society) is participating in the United Nations Environment Program’s Convention on Biodiversity Liaison Group Meeting on Climate-Related Geoengineering, June 29-July 1 in London.
Last year in Japan the Convention on Biodiversity called for additional work on defining climate-related geoengineering and assessing the potential impact on biodiversity. The liaison group—experts on geoengineering, global change processes, and biodiversity—was given the task of compiling and synthesizing available scientific information and views of affected communities on the possible impacts of geoengineering on biodiversity and associated social, economic and cultural considerations. The group will make that research available to the 11th Conference of the Parties in India in 2012.