Past Presentations and Events

2017

  • “Into the Great Wide Open: The Promise and Potential Perils of Climate Geoengineering Options.” Wil Burns. Department of Geography, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL. December 08, 2017.
  • “Into the Great Wide Open: The Promise and Potential Perils of Climate Geoengineering Options.” Wil Burns. Introduction to Energy Analysis & Policy course, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Madison, WI. December 06, 2017.
  • “BECCS and Human Rights.” Wil Burns. Studies in Global Environmental Politics: Global Climate Change, American University, Washington, DC (via Skype). November 28, 2017.
  • “Into the Great Wide Open: The Promise and Potential Perils of Climate Geoengineering Options.” Wil Burns. Department of Environmental Studies, California State University, Chico, CA. November 16, 2017.
  • “Into the Great Wide Open: The Promise and Potential Perils of Climate Geoengineering Options.” Wil Burns. Graduate Environmental Studies Forum, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA. November 15, 2017.
  • “Climate Geoengineering and the Paris Agreement: Implementing Human Rights Provisions.” Wil Burns. Human Rights Law Society, Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, IL. November 10, 2017.
  • “Public Participation and Climate Geoengineering: Purposes and Options.” Wil Burns. Geoengineering, Political Legitimacy & Justice Conference, University of Washington, Seattle, WA (delivered remotely). November 03, 2017.
  • Carbon Dioxide Removal/Negative Emissions Technologies Workshop, George Washington University, Washington, DC. October 30, 2017.
  • “Into the Great Wide Open: The Promise and Potential Perils of Climate Geoengineering Options.” Wil Burns. Global Environmental Theme House, UC-Berkeley, Berkeley, CA. October 23, 2017.
  • “Ocean Iron Fertilization and International Law.” Wil Burns. IGERT program, University of Massachusetts-Boston, Boston, MA. October 18, 2017.
  • “Bioenergy and Carbon Capture and Storage: Toward a Human Rights-Based Framework.” Wil Burns. Environmental Studies Graduate Program, University of Massachusetts-Boston, Boston, MA. October 18, 2017.
  • “The Paris Agreement and Carbon Dioxide Removal Options.” Wil Burns. International Environmental Politics Program, Middlebury Institute of International Studies, Monterey, CA. September 19, 2017.
  • “Overview of Climate Geoengineering.” Wil Burns. University of Wisconsin Nelson Institute Geoengineering Conference, Madison, WI. September 15, 2017.
  • “Overview of Climate Geoengineering.” Wil Burns. SIT Study Abroad, International Honors Program, San Francisco, CA. August 24, 2017.
  • “Climate Geoengineering and a Human Rights-Based Approach to Governance.” Wil Burns. POL375, Environmental Justice, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. April 26, 2017.
  • “Overview of Governance Options for Climate Geoengineering.” Wil Burns. International Environmental Policy course, Middlebury Institute of International Studies, Monterey, CA (via Skype). April 24, 2017.
  • “Into the Great Wide Open: The Promise and Potential Perils of Climate Geoengineering Options.” Wil Burns. Department of Environmental Science & Studies, Stetson University, Deland, FL. March 28, 2017.
  • “Into the Great Wide Open: The Promise and Potential Perils of Climate Geoengineering Options.” Wil Burns. Department of Environmental Studies, University of Redlands, Redlands, CA. March 20, 2017.
  • “The Paris Agreement and CDR / NETs Options.” Wil Burns. Carbon Dioxide Removal/Negative Emissions Technology Workshop, Berkeley, CA. February 08, 2017.
  • “Overview of Climate Geoengineering.” Wil Burns. SIT Study Abroad, International Honors Program, San Francisco, CA. January 20, 2017.
  • “Into the Great Wide Open: The Promise and Potential Perils of Climate Geoengineering Options.” Wil Burns. Bio100, Ecology, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL. January 23, 2017.
  • “The Potential Impacts of Climate Geoengineering on Biodiversity and Potential International Regime Responses.” Wil Burns. 17th International Wildlife Law Conference, Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune, India. January607, 2017.

 

2016

  • “Into the Great Wide Open: The Promise and Potential Perils of Climate Geoengineering Options.” Wil Burns. Department of Environmental Studies, University California-Merced, Merced, CA. November 30, 2016.
  • “Into the Great Wide Open: The Promise and Potential Perils of Climate Geoengineering Options.” Wil Burns. ESPM169, Bioethics, University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, CA. November 28, 2016.
  • “Into the Great Wide Open: The Promise and Potential Perils of Climate Geoengineering Options.” Wil Burns. Environmental Theme House, University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, CA. December 30, 2016.
  • “Ocean-Based Climate Geoengineering: Promise and Peril.” Wil Burns. Biology Department, Bradley University, Peoria, IL. October 21, 2016.
  • “Into the Great Wide Open: The Promise and Potential Perils of Climate Geoengineering Options.” Wil Burns. Department of Environmental Studies, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL. October 05, 2016.
  • “The Paris Agreement and Climate Geoengineering Options.” Wil Burns. Geoengineering Advisory Group, Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, New York, NY. September 25, 2016.
  • “The Paris Agreement and the Role of Solar Radiation Management.” Wil Burns. Academic Working Group, Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment, Rockefeller Brothers Foundation Center, Tarrytown, NY. September 23, 2016.
  • “Overview of Climate Geoengineering.” Wil Burns. SIT Study Abroad, International Honors Program, San Francisco, CA. September 02, 2016.
  • “Negative Emissions Technologies: Hope, Hype, or a Little of Both?.” Wil Burns. Pace University, Department of Environmental Studies, New York, NY. April 22, 2016.
  • “Ocean Iron Fertilization and Climate Geoengineering: Optimizing International Governance.” Wil Burns. 16th Annual International Wildlife Law Conference, Stetson University College of Law, Gulfport, FL. April 14, 2016.
  • “Overview of U.S. Policy and Climate Geoengineering.” Wil Burns. International Workshop on Climate Engineering: Toward Research Collaboration in the Asia-Pacific Region, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan. March 23, 2016.
  • “A Human Rights-Based Approach to Governing Climate Geoengineering.” Wil Burns. Human Rights & Climate Change Roundtable, Centre for Governance Innovation (CIGI), Toronto, Canada. February 25, 2016.

 

2015

  • “Into the Great Wide Open: The Promise and Potential Perils of Climate Geoengineering Options.” Wil Burns. Weston Roundtable, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI. December 03, 2015.
  • “Into the Great Wide Open: The Promise and Potential Perils of Climate Geoengineering Options.” Wil Burns. Environmental Studies Program, Wisconsin Lutheran College, Milwaukee, WI. December 02, 2015.
  • “Into the Great Wide Open: The Promise and Potential Perils of Climate Geoengineering Options.” Wil Burns. Biotechnology and the Law Seminar, LAW 6854, University of Minnesota School of Law, Minneapolis, MN. November 20, 2015.
  • “Into the Great Wide Open: The Promise and Potential Perils of Climate Geoengineering Options.” Wil Burns. ESPM 162, Bioethics and Society, University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, CA. November 12, 2015.
  • “The Potential Role of State Responsibility in Solar Aerosol Injection Liability.” Wil Burns. Climate Change and Energy Law class, UCLA School of Law, Los Angeles, CA. November 02, 2015.
  • “Solar Radiation Management Climate Geoengineering: The Role of Intergenerational Equity.” Wil Burns. Center for International Environmental Law, Washington, DC. October 22, 2015.
  • “Overview of Climate Geoengineering.” Wil Burns. Introduction to International Environmental Policy, University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, CA. October 16, 2015.
  • “Into the Great Wide Open: The Promise and Potential Perils of Climate Geoengineering Options.” Wil Burns. Environmental Studies Forum, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA. September 27, 2015.
  • “Into the Great Wide Open: The Promise and Potential Perils of Climate Geoengineering Options.” Wil Burns. Department of Humanities, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL. September 21, 2015.
  • “Overview of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.” Wil Burns. ESPM169, Introduction to International Environmental Policy, University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, CA. September 18, 2015.
  • “Into the Great Wide Open: The Promise and Potential Perils of Climate Geoengineering Options.” Wil Burns. Climate Change Educational Initiative conference, Dominican University, San Rafael, CA. September 16, 2015.
  • “Into the Great Wide Open: The Promise and Potential Perils of Climate Geoengineering Options.” Wil Burns. Climate Change Educational Initiative conference, Dominican University, San Rafael, CA. September 16, 2015.
  • “Overview of Climate Geoengineering Options.” Wil Burns. Global Environment Theme House, University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, CA. September 14, 2015.
  • “Climate Geoengineering and Intergenerational Equity.” Wil Burns. Climate Engineering Conference, Berlin, Germany. June 27, 2015.
  • “The Interface of Climate Geoengineering and Human Rights Law.” Wil Burns. University of Chicago Law School Human Rights Clinic, Chicago, IL. May 05, 2015.
  • Into the Great Wide Open? The Potential Prospects and Perils of Climate Geoengineering.” Wil Burns. ENSC 2802 Global Environmental Issues, California State University-East Bay, Hayward, CA. April 21, 2015.
  • Into the Great Wide Open? The Potential Prospects and Perils of Climate Geoengineering.” Wil Burns. RAEL Laboratory Group Seminar, Energy Resources Group, UC-Berkeley, Berkeley, CA. April 15, 2015.
  • “Overview of Climate Geoengineering.” Wil Burns. Bard College National Climate Webinar (virtual). April 01, 2015.
  • “Intergenerational Equity and Climate Geoengineering.” Wil Burns. Ethical Governance in the 21st Century conference, Middlebury Institute of International Studies of Monterey, Monterey, CA. March 27, 2015.
  • “Climate Geoengineering and the Road to COP21.” Wil Burns. Business Advisory Council of the European Center of Excellence, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. March 03, 2015.
  • “Climate Geoengineering: Ethics and Governance.” Wil Burns. Climate Roundtable, Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, New Orleans, LA. February 19, 2015.
  • “Overview of Climate Geoengineering and Potential Governance Options.” Wil Burns. Seminar Series, Environment Theme House, UC-Berkeley, Berkeley, CA. February 09, 2015.
  • “Climate Geoengineering and Intergenerational Equity.” Wil Burns. Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. February 02, 2015.

 

2014

  •  “Into the Great Wide Open: The Promise and Potential Perils of Climate Geoengineering Options.” Wil Burns. University-wide Seminar, Eureka College, Eureka, IL. November 13, 2014.
  • “Into the Great Wide Open: The Promise and Potential Perils of Climate Geoengineering Options.” Wil Burns. Special Environmental Seminars Series, UC-San Diego Physical Sciences, San Diego, CA. October 30, 2014.
  • “Into the Great Wide Open: The Promise and Potential Perils of Climate Geoengineering Options.” Wil Burns. Panel on Climate Geoengineering, International Law Association, Law Weekend, New York, NY. October 24, 2014.
  • “Current Status of Climate Geoengineering Research in the United States.” Wil Burns. Transnational Dialogue on Climate Geoengineering, New York University-DC, Washington, DC. September 18, 2014.
  • “Into the Great Wide Open: The Promise and Potential Perils of Climate Geoengineering Options.” Wil Burns. Environmental Studies Research Forum, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA. September 09, 2014.
  • “The Policy Exigencies Driving the Push for Climate Geoengineering Research.” Wil Burns. Environmental Leadership Program, University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, CA. July 21, 2014.
  • “Overview of Climate Geoengineering and Potential Avenues for Governance.” Wil Burns. ESPM 169, International Environmental Policy class, University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, CA. June 13, 2014.
  • “Climate Geoengineering and the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.” Wil Burns. American University School of International Service, Washington, DC. April 15, 2014.
  • “Climate Change Geoengineering and Intergenerational Equity.” Wil Burns. Environmental Law Society, George Washington School of Law, Washington, DC. March 24, 2014.
  • “India Deploys Solar Radiation Management Option in 2027.” Wil Burns, David Keith (Harvard University) and Benjamin Hall (University of Colorado). Elliot School of International Relations, George Washington University, Washington, DC (Participation in Scenario Exercise).
  • “The Politics of Climate Geoengineering.” Wil Burns, Simon Nicholson and Paul Wapner. American University School of International Service, SISG-768, The Global Politics of the Environment, American University, Washington, DC (Roundtable Discussion). February 03, 2014.

 

2013

  • “SRM Climate Geoengineering and Intergenerational Equity.” Wil Burns. Pace University, Academy for Applied Environmental Studies, New York, NY. October 25, 2013.
  • “SRM Climate Geoengineering and Intergenerational Equity.” Wil Burns. Department of Political Science, University of Lund, Lund, Sweden. October 03, 2013.
  • “SRM Climate Geoengineering and Intergenerational Equity.” Wil Burns. Public Policy Program, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary. October 01, 2013.
  • “Workshop on Climate Change Education: How to Teach Climate Change Geoengineering.” Wil Burns. Association of Environmental Studies & Sciences Conference, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA. June 19, 2013.
  • “Climate Change Geoengineering: An Overview of The Interface of International Environmental Law and International Environmental Politics.” Wil Burns. ESPM 169, International Environmental Politics Course, University of California – Berkeley, Berkeley, CA. June 06, 2013.
  • “Climate Geoengineering Governance.” Wil Burns. University of Chicago School of Law, Environmental Law Society, Chicago, IL. February 15, 2013.