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What Next? Climate change, technology and development

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Drawing on the What Next project, Niclas Hällström warns that the urgency of the climate crisis may open the door for new, untried and risky techno-fix solutions. He argues that society must find ways to ensure precaution, sustainability and equity when introducing new technologies. He raises concern that ‘geo-engineering’ and new converging technologies at the nano-scale as solutions to climate change could lead to new global problems and highlights the importance of civil society.Development (2008) 51, 375–381. doi:10.1057/dev.2008.37

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: September 1, 2008

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