Ina Möller is a PhD candidate at Lund University, Department of Political Science. Her work revolves around the governance of climate change, where she focuses on the institutionalisation of ideas and the role of non-state actors in shaping global governance. Her research project aims to explain the expansion of the debate on climate engineering, looking at the connectedness of scientific communities to the political realm and the role of various non-state actors in shaping the way we talk and think about climate engineering.
Daniele Visioni received his Master in Atmospherical Physics in 2015 and is now a PhD student in Atmospherical Physics and Chemistry at University of L’Aquila, in Italy. His primary area of research is Stratosphere-Troposphere interaction and the dynamical and chemical effects of sulfate geoengineering.
Judith Kreuter is Research Fellow at the Chair for International Relations at Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany, and associated PhD candidate at the German Research Foundation Priority Programme "Climate Engineering". Her research focuses on the framing of climate engineering and the role of academic experts in political decision-making. After graduating with a BA in Political Science and Philosophy from the University of Heidelberg, she studied the master’s program “International Studies/ Peace and Conflict Research” at the Universities of Frankfurt/ Main and Darmstadt. Subsequently, she worked at the Political Science Institute at the University of Münster. She teaches courses at undergraduate and graduate level on International Relations theory, environmental and climate change governance and international and global technology politics.
Fabian holds a Master’s degree in Geophysics from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (2015). Since September 2016, he is part of the SPP 1689 of the DFG and writes his PhD thesis at PIK Potsdam and the HU Berlin. Prior to this, Fabian worked as a research assistant for the Department of Geophysics at LMU and conducted research at the University of Sydney and Simula Research Laboratories in Norway.
Sabine Robrecht is holding a Master's degree in chemistry (2016, focus on Physical chemistry) from the University Bielefeld. Since February 2017 she is a PhD student at the Forschungszentrum Jülich. Her research is focused on the potential stratospheric ozone loss in the mid-latitudes due to enhanced sulphate concentrations, caused by SRM, in combination with increased water vapor ratios.
Julia Pohlers is a doctoral candidate in philosophy at Kiel University. Her background is within philosophy as well as social sciences. She received a B.A. in philosophy and Scandinavian languages from the University of Greifswald and she obtained a M.Sc. in 'Sustainability, Society and the Environment' from Kiel University. Currently, she takes part in the research program ENTRIA which is an interdisciplinary research project concerned with nuclear waste storage. Furthermore, Julia Pohlers participates in the climate engineering priority programme (SPP) of the German research foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG). There, she participates in the research group 'Trade-offs between mitigation and climate engineering: an interdisciplinary approach' (TOMACE).
Her research interests are focused on issues of environmental ethics, epistemology, technology assessment, deliberation as well as inter- and transdisciplinarity.
Jim Fleming is the Charles A. Dana Professor of Science, Technology, and Society at Colby College, Maine. He has written extensively on the history of weather, climate, technology, and the environment including social, cultural, and intellectual aspects. His books include Meteorology in America (Johns Hopkins, 1990), Historical Perspectives on Climate Change (Oxford, 1998), The Callendar Effect (AMS, 2007), Fixing the Sky (Columbia, 2010), Inventing Atmospheric Science (MIT, 2016), and Breaking through the Clouds: Joanne Simpson and the Tropical Atmosphere (MIT, forthcoming).
Andrew Lockley is a Research Assistant at UCL, working mainly in the field of geoengineering economics. He also moderates the geoengineering Google group. His particular interest is in alternative financial and social models of geoengineering commencement.
Oliver Munnion is a bioenergy campaigner and graphic designer with the Global Forest Coalition, and a co-Director of Biofuelwatch.
Dorothea Mayer is serving as a Post-Doc at Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology (MPI) in Hamburg, Germany since 2017. From 2013 to 2017 she completed her PhD in Earth System Science at the MPI in the International Max-Planck Research School on Earth System Modelling (IMPRS-ESM), a cooperation between the MPI and the University of Hamburg. She received her Master degree in Forest Ecology and Management and her Bachelor diploma in Biology from Albert-Ludwigs University in Freiburg, Germany.
Since young age Oeste had affinities to nature, especially intrigued by geology, chemistry and biology. Chemical Engineer in different branches of the processing industry and the chemical industry as a Research Scientist from 1971 to 1996, when he founded gM-Ingenieurbüro located in Kirchhain, Germany. His engineering company is specialized in technical services and finding novel methods for the in-situ investigation and treatment of surface water, groundwater, waste water, exhaust and atmosphere. Furthermore Oeste has developed processes for waste reuse and improvement of technical production processes (carbon fiber production, disc brake production, cupola furnace operation). Through his research, Oeste has developed various new technologies, and has been awarded many patents in the different fields of his recent and former activities. Oeste is the inventor of the nature-mimicking ISA method, the only existing CE method acting in the lower troposphere by simultaneous and environmental friendly depletion of atmospheric methane, ozone and CO2 and accompanied by cloud albedo increase.
Sebastian Sonntag is a scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany. He has a background in physics, he holds a PhD in geoscience, and his research involves understanding interactions and feedbacks in the Earth system using models of different complexity. He is working on both SRM as well as land- and ocean-based CDR methods with a focus on the climate and carbon cycle response as simulated with an Earth system model.
Tobias Pfrommer is a PhD student in economics at the University of Heidelberg. His research focuses on the incentive effects liability law provides for the use of novel technologies. In the specific context of solar geoengineering, he is particularly interested in the issue of attribution of harm and the interaction of liability regimes with the strategic setting solar geoengineering provides.
Yann Chavaillaz is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at Ouranos Inc and Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. His main motivation in research is to develop new ways to communicate about climate change to be relevant for general audience and to deliver useful results for end-users. He currently focuses on creating a catalogue of changes in the characteristics of extreme events in the province of Quebec due to abrupt climate changes occurring in the climate system and link them with cumulative carbon emissions. He also involved in several projects regarding consequences of climate engineering implementation, working capacity under extreme heat, floods and restoration of mining rejections.
Michael Taylor is a Professor in the Department of Physics at the University of the West Indies, Mona (Jamaica). He also served as Head of the Department of Physics from 2009-2016 and is currently the Deputy Dean for the Faculty of Science and Technology. His research interest is in the area of Caribbean climate science, including climate variability and change. Professor Taylor is the director of the Climate Studies Group, Mona (CSGM), (since 2007). The CSGM plays a leading role in coordinating and producing climate research related to the Caribbean region. Their work has been incorporated into several reports for CARICOM governments including for reporting purposes to the UNFCCC. Professor Taylor is well published, and serves on a number of national and regional climate related boards and panels.
Dr Ruth Potopsingh is Associate Vice President–Sustainable Energy, at the University of Technology, Jamaica where she heads the Caribbean Sustainable Energy and Innovation Institute. With over thirty years’ experience in the fields of energy, environment and development planning she has successfully impacted the advancement of commercial renewable energy in Jamaica. A strong advocate of Eco efficiency she has effectively combined her experience in corporate Jamaica with academia to create a Master’s degree in Sustainable Energy and Climate Change supported by the GIZ which includes innovation and green entrepreneurship.
Yuan Xin holds a PhD in sustainable development economic. He is interested in governance & policies & economics issues of SRM geoengineering as well as other subjects in the fields of climate change and sustainable development. Yuan Xin is also a research fellow of the China geoengineering research programme. He assessed the risks on weather related disasters in China under the scenario of SRM geoengineering in my doctoral thesis. Xin has published some articles in regard of SRM governance in the last few years which is still rare in China.
Dr. Ying Chen, female, was born in April 1969. She is a Senior Research Fellow at Institute of Urban and Environmental Studies (IUE), Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), Deputy Director of CASS Research Center for Sustainable Development (RCSD) and Professor at CASS Graduate School, Lead author of IPCC AR5 WGIII . Her research interests include international climate governance, energy and climate policy, etc.
Anjali Viswamohanan is an analyst at the Council on Energy, Environment and Water, where she works extensively on regulatory and finance issues in the energy space. Her broader role is centred around assessing the feasibility of energy transition scenarios as a response to the perpetually evolving technology mix. She is keen on developing frameworks around governance issues, specifically to advance the development of technology that deals with the mounting climate change-related concerns of the underdeveloped and developing world.
A lawyer by training, she has in her previous role, worked extensively on energy projects and public-private partnerships (PPPs) in the Indian infrastructure space.
Ms. Sirazoom Munira is a Senior Research Officer at the renowned policy-research institute, Bangladesh Center for Advanced Studies (BCAS). She is also an Adjunct Lecturer at the Department of Environmental Science and Management (ESM) at North South University (NSU). Ms. Munira has an outstanding academic profile. She completed her O/A Levels from Scholastica school with Honors and The Daily Star Award. In 2014, she graduated with the prestigious Summa Cum Laude Award upon the completion of her Undergraduate Degree in the discipline of Environmental Science at NSU. In 2015, she completed her Master’s program on Environmental Management at NSU and was awarded the Chancellor’s Gold Medal by the Honorable President of Bangladesh on attaining a perfect GPA of 4.0. In 2016, she was offered the prestigious Commonwealth Scholarship by the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission in the UK and such, she attained her second Masters on Risk and Environmental Hazards from Durham University. She completed this degree with an overall Distinction. Ms. Munira has experience working with the Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS) in London and is currently an active member of the Commonwealth Alumni Association in Bangladesh. Ms. Munira wants to continue working on the climate change sector in Bangladesh and envisions her country be free of poverty and hunger. She is also an occasional classical music singer and is exhibits interest in the arts.
Mofizur Rahman is an Environmental Scientist currently based in Bangladesh. He is working as a Research Investigator at the Initiative for Climate Change and Health, icddr,b. His research interest lies in human-nature interactions. Through interdisciplinary research, he is trying to widen the understanding how biodiversity and ecosystem services are affected by environmental change and how society will response to it.
Anthony E. Chavez is Professor of Law at Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University. He teaches classes on environmental law, renewable energy law, the law of climate change, natural resources law, and the legal and environmental aspects of business transactions. Professor Chavez’s scholarly work focuses on climate engineering, including legal systems to facilitate development of negative emission technologies, the interaction of geoengineering and human rights laws, using legal principles to guide the deployment of geoengineering, and the patenting of climate engineering inventions. Professor Chavez received his B.S. in Accounting from Loyola Marymount University and his J.D. from Yale Law School. Before beginning his teaching career, he practiced as an attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, Bingham-McCutchen in San Francisco, and the Mexican-American Legal Defense and Educational Fund in Los Angeles. Prior to joining Chase, he was the director of legal writing at the University of California at Davis.