Climatic Change

, Volume 121, Issue 3, pp 499–512

The Oxford Principles

Authors

    • Institute for Science, Innovation and SocietyUniversity of Oxford
  • Clare Heyward
    • Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, Department of PhilosophyUniversity of Oxford
  • Tim Kruger
    • Oxford Geoengineering Programme, Oxford Martin SchoolUniversity of Oxford
  • Nick Pidgeon
    • School of PsychologyUniversity of Cardiff
  • Catherine Redgwell
    • Faculty of LawsUniversity College London
  • Julian Savulescu
    • Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, Department of PhilosophyUniversity of Oxford
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10584-012-0675-2

Cite this article as:
Rayner, S., Heyward, C., Kruger, T. et al. Climatic Change (2013) 121: 499. doi:10.1007/s10584-012-0675-2

Abstract

Scientific momentum is increasing behind efforts to develop geoengineering options, but it is widely acknowledged that the challenges of geoengineering are as much political and social as they are technical. Legislators are looking for guidance on the governance of geoengineering research and possible deployment. The Oxford Principles are five high-level principles for geoengineering governance. This article explains their intended function and the core societal values which they attempt to capture. Finally, it proposes a framework for their implementation in a flexible governance architecture through the formulation of technology-specific research protocols.

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