Webinar: Geoengineering the ocean is not a climate solution

Tuesday 7th May | 3:00-4:30 pm UTC | Interpretation available in ENG, SPA & FR | REGISTER HERE  

Ahead of the intersessional meetings of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in May  and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in June, the Hands Off Mother Earth! (HOME) Alliance invites you to a webinar on the risks of marine geoengineering and why it’s so important that the de facto CBD moratorium is upheld. 

Our oceans are at threat not just from the impacts of climate change, but increasingly from so-called “solutions” to climate change. 

Marine geoengineering projects and experiments have been proliferating in recent years, ranging from ocean alkalinity enhancement, seaweed and biomass sinking and artificial upwelling to marine cloud brightening and ocean surface albedo enhancement. While proposals and techniques differ, what they have in common is the vast scale needed to have any impact on the climate, carbon markets as a driving force and the huge uncertainty and many risks they present to the complex ocean environment, and to the communities and biodiversity that depend on them. 

Outdoor experiments are going ahead in defiance of the CBD decisions and the drive for restrictive regulation under the London Convention / London Protocol, while negotiations under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement risk legitimising and entrenching these highly speculative, risky techniques. 

Join the HOME! Alliance from 3:00-4:30 pm UTC  on 7 May to hear from experts about what marine geoengineering is, what is driving the dangerous growth in experiments and trials, and how we can work to protect our oceans and coastal communities. 

Please register at: https://shorturl.at/cgzCU 

Moderator: Eesha Rangani | HOME Alliance


Lisa Levin | Scripps Oceanography

David Santillo | Greenpeace International 

Panganga Pungowiyi | Indigenous Environmental Network

Silvia Ribeiro | ETC Group