Risky Climate Techno-Fixes Blocked

    In a landmark consensus decision, the 193-member UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) closed its 10th biennial meeting in Nagoya, Japan with a de facto moratorium on geo-engineering projects and experiments aimed at manipulating the earth’s climate. At the same time an expert has again warned that man-made climate change has put the very foundations of human civilisation at stake.
    Reacting to the CBD decision the Canadian-founded NGO, ETC Group which is dedicated to the conservation and sustainable advancement of cultural and ecological diversity and human rights, said:  “Any private or public experimentation or adventurism intended to manipulate the planetary thermostat will be in violation of this carefully crafted UN consensus.”