29/10/2010 Moratorium on Geoengineering Experiments

Moratorium on Geoengineering Experiments

Environment, Science and Technologies, Sustainable Development, 29/10/2010

The 193 members of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Nagoya, Japan, agreed on a de facto moratorium on geoengineering projects and experiments.

Pat Mooney (Canada, RLA 1985) had initiated the Hands Off Mother Earth (H.O.M.E) campaign with the aim of such a moratorium.

He stated: “This decision clearly places the governance of geoengineering in the United Nations where it belongs, it is a victory for common sense, and for precaution. It will not inhibit legitimate scientific research. Decisions on geoengineering cannot be made by small groups of scientists from a small group of countries that establish self-serving ‘voluntary guidelines’ on climate hacking.”

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