19-04-2021
7 PM CET
Stream 3/8
Stream 3/8

(re)programming: Energy
Can We Repair the Climate? With Holly Jean Buck

19-04-2021
7 PM CET

Holly Jean Buck knows we have the tech to restore the earth and repair the climate. In After Geoengineering she takes a deep dive into the envisioning, development, and deployment of tactics and schemes for deliberately intervening in the environment, including Solar Radiation Management (SRM) and Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR), with a useful best and worst-case scenarios perspective. Most importantly, she takes a holistic, integrated appreciation of ecological systems, proposing the new social formations needed to implement them, tackle mitigation and manage schemes that acknowledge the differential vulnerability for rural, impoverished and indigenous populations.

Holly Jean Buck is an assistant professor in the Department of Environment and Sustainability at State University of New York at Buffalo. She is interested in how communities can be involved in the design of emerging environmental technologies. She works at the interface of environmental sociology, international development, and science and technology studies. Her diverse research interests include agroecology and carbon farming, new energy technologies, artificial intelligence, and the restoration of California’s Salton Sea.

Her book After Geoengineering: Climate Tragedy, Repair, and Restoration examines best-case scenarios for carbon removal. Most recently, she was the co-editor of Has It Come to This? The Promises and Perils of Geoengineering on the Brink, a Rutgers University Press volume where thinkers, scholars and activists ranging from sociology and geography to ethics and Indigenous studies examine the chances for democratic climate governance.

👉 https://www.geo.design

Special guests:

Rok Kranjc is a sustainability transitions researcher, translator and editor, education organizer, process designer, radio journalist and climate activist.

Senka Šifkovič Vrbica is a lawyer with a master’s degree in social anthropology, who has been working exclusively in the fields of legal protection of the environment and spatial planning for many years, focusing also on solving systemic problems.

Borut Tavčar is a journalist for the newspaper Delo. He has been dealing with environmental issues for 30 years, and with climate change since 1996.

Attendance is free of charge. No registration required.