Public dialogue results in new investment in public and stakeholder dialogue in geoengineering research
As a result of the public dialogue project funded by Sciencewise (NERC Geoengineering 2011), public and stakeholder dialogue were built into two major research projects on geoengineering funded by EPSRC. The two projects have just reported their final results (launch at Royal Society 26 November 2014):
• public and stakeholder engagement were built into the Stratospheric Particle Injection for Climate Engineering (SPICE) project; and
• the methodology for the Integrated Assessment of Geoengineering Proposals (IAGP) framework for comparing geoengineering proposals included deliberative engagement with stakeholders and publics.
One of the four Briefing Notes produced by the IAGP project reported on the 'Public and Other Stakeholder Perceptions of Geoengineering: Facilitating Responsible Innovation' (http://iagp.ac.uk/sites/default/files/IAGP_Briefing_Note_2.pdf)
The launch of the results generated media coverage including being featured on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme on 26 November 2014.