CEC17 Opening Event & Reception - Opening Keynote Speeches Online

Monday, 18:30 - 22:00

01 I Großer Saal, Umweltforum

This evening reception marked the official opening of the Climate Engineering Conference 2017. Mark Lawrence, Scientific Director of the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies and Chair of the CEC17 Advisory Group, welcomed all conference participants and introduced three keynote speakers, Michael Taylor of the University of the West Indies, author Oliver Morton and Michelle Gyles-McDonnough, of the Executive Office of the Secretary General, United Nations (UN EOSG). 

The full texts of the opening speeches can be accessed below. 

Opening remarks by Mark Lawrence, IASS Potsdam

Keynote 1: Climate Change and the Caribbean – The Take Away Messages: Speech by Prof. Michael Taylor, University of the West Indies

Keynote 2: Re-imagining geoengineering and the world: Speech by Oliver Morton, The Economist

Keynote 3: International Context for the Geoengineering Debate: Speech by Michelle Gyles-McDonnough, Director, Sustainable Development Unit, Executive Office of the Secretary-General, United Nations

More information can be found here: http://www.ce-conference.org/session/cec17-opening-event-reception