The Climate Geoengineering Governance (CGG) project was a collaboration between the Universities of Oxford and Sussex and University College London, which worked between July 2012 and December 2014. The project was funded by two UK Research Councils: Economic and Social (ESRC), and Arts and Humanities (AHRC). STEPS members Andy Stirling and Rose Cairns were among the research team.
The project aimed to offer robust guidelines on the governance and regulation of geoengineering – of a kind that especially emphasise principles of Sustainability and social justice.
In attempting this, the research relates to work underway at the STEPS Centre concerning a wider application of the pathways approach and the inclusion of diverse perspectives and the ‘opening up’ of more broad-based deliberation involving otherwise excluded interests, concerning alternative pathways in this highly challenging field.