The Oxford Principles

  title={The Oxford Principles},
  author={Steve Rayner and Clare Heyward and Tim Kruger and Nick F. Pidgeon and Catherine Redgwell and Julian Savulescu},
  journal={Climatic Change},
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… 

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