Planet under Pressure Session on Governance of emerging technologies in the context of sustainable development

Wednesday 28 March 2012 - Challenges to progress, 16:00, Chaired by Claudia Neubauer and Brian Wynne

Rapidly emerging areas of research such as synthetic biology, geoengineering and nanotechnology are heralded as delivering environmental and social goods. However governments have so far failed to establish effective means of critical evaluation of these potentially transforming technologies for their safety, ethics and societal or environmental impacts. This session will explore how innovation can be fully and fairly assessed.

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