Frames of Geoengineering: Averting catastrophe or heading for disaster?

10/12/2012

14.30 - 16.30 hour

VU, W&N, de Boelelaan 1085, D107

Frames of Geoengineering: Averting catastrophe or heading for disaster?

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)

Dr Eleftheria Vasileiadou, eleftheria.vasileiadou@vu.nl, 020 5989578

Amsterdam Global Change Institute (AGCI)

Earth and Life Sciences

Conference / 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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