22 February 2019 | Action Group on Erosion, Technology and Concentration (ETC Group)
Fourth Session of the United Nations Environment Assembly
Geoengineering proponents are fully aware of strong opposition from civil society and social movements in many parts of the world and are quietly moving their research agenda into academic confines and putting their plans for outdoor experiments on hold. Meanwhile, there is an aggressive effort to push the discussion of geoengineering governance onto the global agenda. In January, the government of Switzerland, supported by Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, the Federated State of Micronesia, and Mexico, tabled a draft Resolution on geoengineering governance for the upcoming Fourth Session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-4) to be held in Nairobi on 11-15 March 2019. Negotiations on the draft Resolution are underway among diplomats in Nairobi and will peak in a week-long meeting of diplomats and environment officials from around the world in Nairobi on 4-8 March 2019.
We would like to appeal for your support once again to call on your respective government officials who will be representing your country at UNEA-4 in Nairobi to oppose any attempt to promote geoengineering at the global level and to block efforts to use the governance agenda to pave the way for acceptance of geoengineering as an option to address the climate crisis. We suggest that you write to your government with this demand. Attached is a sample letter that you may wish to send to your respective officials outlining the positions that they should adopt at UNEA-4 consistent with the Manifesto Against Geoengineering.
USA Contacts: POTUS, Ministers of Environment, and Focal Points:
Call to oppose any attempt to promote Geoengineering at the global level and to block efforts to use the governance agenda to pave the way for acceptance of Geoengineering.
WE DO NOT CONSENT!
1. POTUS Donald Trump TWITTER @realDonaldTrump
2. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo TWITTER @SecPompeo
3. Ms. Judith Garber email@example.com
-Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of State
-Assistant Secretary (Acting) for
Oceans, Environment and Scientific Affairs U.S. Department of State
c/o Embassy of United States of America P.O. 606, 00621 Nairobi, Kenya
USA – Embassy Nairobi
Email(UNEP Desk Officer): firstname.lastname@example.org
US Department of State: (202) 647-4000
-Dr. Katherine Weber, U.S. Department of State WeberKP@state.gov
We are very much looking forward to your solidarity and appreciate your generous support in helping us to put pressure on your respective government officials who will be participating at UNEA-4. Thank you very much.
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The fourth meeting of the UN Environment Assembly, in Nairobi from 11-15 March, could offer a significant moment on the road to international governance for large-scale carbon dioxide removal and solar radiation modification.
Link To Carnegie Climate Geoengineering Governance Initiative