Andrew Norton –
As we face up to the challenges of the coming year, how does the global landscape for sustainable development look? IIED director Andrew Norton offers his thoughts on the key debates and changes we may see during 2018, and what they might mean for IIED's work.
Barbara Unmuessig –
The large-scale manipulation of the Earth’s natural systems, known as geoengineering, has been touted as a silver bullet against climate change. Can it truly deliver what proponents of the technology say it will? Barbara Unmuessig examines.
and Gernot Wagner –
Albedo modification – a kind of geoengineering intended to cool the planet by increasing the reflectivity of the earth’s atmosphere – holds tremendous promise to slow global warming, say Harvard University's David Keith and Gernot Wagner.
The script of the Paris climate conference may still be under wraps, but the plot has already leaked: This time, in sharp contrast to the failed negotiations in Copenhagen in 2009, the planet is going to win, say ETC Group's Neth Daño and Pat Mooney
While geoengineering solutions such as solar radiation management are seen by some as a way to slow down climate change, they do not address the root causes of climate change and can be dangerous, say climate experts.