Sean Low

Research Fellow
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  • Transdisciplinary Microcosm on Potentials | Uncertainties and Risks of Climate Engineering

Curriculum Vitae

  • 2012-Present: Research Fellow, IASS Potsdam
  • 2012-Present: Project Manager, ‘Geoengineering Our Climate’ Working Paper Series
  • 2012: Conference Manager, ‘Geoengineering Our Climate’ Conference, Ottawa (Jan 18-20)
  • 2010-2012: Junior Researcher, Energy and Environment Programme, Centre for International Governance Innovation, Waterloo
  • 2009-2010: Research Assistant, Emerging Economies in UNFCCC, University of Waterloo
  • 2009-2010: Master of Global Governance, University of Waterloo

Research Interests

  • Upstream governance of climate engineering; global climate politics and policy; emergence of novel and risky technologies and discourses

Selected Publications prior to joining the IASS

  • Low, S., N. Moore, Z. Chen, K. McManamen, and J.J. Blackstock. “Geoengineering Legislative, Policy, and Governance Issues.” R.A. Meyers (ed.) Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology, 2011.
  • Milkoreit, M., S. Low, R.V. Escarraman, and J.J. Blackstock. “The Global Governance of Geoengineering: Using Red Teaming to Explore Future Agendas, Coalitions, and International Institutions.” Commissioned by Royal Military College of Canada, for Red Teaming, Red Cells, and Analytical Decision Support Project, 2011.