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Frames of Geoengineering: Averting catastrophe or heading for disaster?

  • Start date10/12/2012
     
  • Time14.30 - 16.30 hour
     
  • LocationVU, W&N, de Boelelaan 1085, D107
     
  • TitleFrames of Geoengineering: Averting catastrophe or heading for disaster?
     
  • SpeakerProf. Brigitte Nerlich (University of Nottingham), drs.ir. Monique Riphagen (Rathenau Institute), dr. Rens Vliegenthart (University of Amsterdam), and dr. Eleftheria Vasileiadou (VU University Amsterdam)
     
  • Contact informationDr Eleftheria Vasileiadou, eleftheria.vasileiadou@vu.nl, 020 5989578
     
  • UnitAmsterdam Global Change Institute (AGCI)
     
  • Academic fieldEarth and Life Sciences
     
  • Event typeConference / Symposium
     

A seminar with:

Prof. Brigitte Nerlich (University of Nottingham), drs.ir. Monique Riphagen (Rathenau Institute), dr. Rens Vliegenthart (University of Amsterdam), and dr. Eleftheria Vasileiadou (VU University Amsterdam)

Key themes:

*How are geoengineering technologies portrayed in the mass media?

*What issues are at the core of the broader societal debate?

*How does the framing by the media influence society and policy makers?

*What role can science play to improve the quality of the debate?

Admission: free, register by sending an email to: info@agci.vu.nl

Seminar programme

14.30-14.35: Opening by Dr. Eleftheria Vasileiadou (VU University Amsterdam) (chair)

14.35-15.00: Prof. Brigitte Nerlich (University of Nottingham, Metaphors of geoengineering: How are geoengineering technologies portrayed in the mass media?

15.00-15.25: Drs. Ir. Monique Riphagen (Rathenau Institute), Which issues on geoengineering inform the societal debate? Which stakeholders need to be brought together and why?

15.25-15.40: Dr. Rens Vliegenthart (University of Amsterdam) (discussant)

15.40-16.30: Discussion

16.30 Drinks

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