Mark Turner

Senior Communications Consultant, Carnegie Climate Governance Initiative (C2G)

Mark Turner (UK) is a senior communications consultant for the Carnegie Climate Governance Initiative (C2G).

Turner has seen the world of international affairs from many sides, as a foreign correspondent, NGO activist, aid worker, and speechwriter.

He was the Financial Times' Africa correspondent, and later UN correspondent, with tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. After leaving newspapers he moved into public interest communications, including with the advocacy group Avaaz.org, IOM (after the Haiti earthquake), IRENA (renewable energy), UNHCR (refugees), and OCHA, as speechwriter for Valerie Amos, the UN's humanitarian aid chief. He lives in the Surrey hills of southern England, and loves games and long walks on the heath.

Featured Work

DEC 12, 2022 Podcast

C2GTalk: Why did the Saami Council oppose Harvard's SCoPEx experiment? with Åsa Larsson Blind

In 2021 the Saami Council effectively stopped Harvard University's Stratospheric Controlled Perturbation Experiment (SCoPEx), which aimed to examine the behavior of stratospheric aerosols which could potentially ...

NOV 14, 2022 Podcast

C2GTalk: What are the challenges facing international governance of solar radiation modification? with Marcos Regis da Silva

The fragmentation of international environmental governance creates challenges for states looking to create governance for solar radiation modification (SRM), says Dr. Marcos Regis da Silva, ...

OCT 30, 2022 Podcast

C2GTalk: Why is broad-based governance needed for new climate technologies? with Per Heggenes

The world needs to look at every option to stop dangerous climate change, but some potential approaches—like solar radiation modification—are undeveloped and could ...

OCT 17, 2022 Podcast

C2GTalk: What role might CDR and SRM play in IPCC pathways to achieve the Paris Agreement? with Roberto Schaeffer

In this "C2GTalk," host Mark Turner talks speaks with Federal University of Rio de Janeiro's Dr. Roberto Schaeffer about carbon dioxide removal and solar ...

SEP 26, 2022 Podcast

C2GTalk: How can countries work together to tackle climate change? with Sunita Narain

Countries need to set aside their differences, recognize their interdependence, and negotiate as equals to tackle the climate crisis, says Sunita Narain, the director general ...

MAY 31, 2022 Podcast

C2GTalk: Should the world consider solar radiation modification in light of the latest IPCC findings? with Thelma Krug

More research and better governance is needed to help developing countries make decisions about solar radiation modification (SRM), says Thelma Krug, vice-chair of the Intergovernmental ...

MAY 2, 2022 Podcast

C2GTalk: How has the governance of solar radiation modification progressed in recent years? with Oliver Morton

The debate around solar radiation modification has broadened in recent years, but there has not yet been significant progress on international mechanisms to govern it, ...

MAR 21, 2022 Podcast

C2GTalk: How does society view solar radiation modification experiments? with Sheila Jasanoff

It is important to see proposed solar radiation modification experiments in a wider social context, says Sheila Jasanoff, the Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology ...

MAR 14, 2022 Podcast

C2GTalk: Should scientists be allowed to do outdoor research on solar radiation modification? with Ken Caldeira

Over the last two decades, solar radiation modification has gone from an intellectual experiment to something people are seriously considering, says pioneering climate scientist Ken ...

JAN 18, 2022 Podcast

C2GDiscuss: An Introduction to the Series, with C2G Executive Director Janos Pasztor

"C2GDiscuss" is a series of moderated in-depth conversations between diverse experts on some of the governance challenges of climate-altering approaches. In this podcast, Mark ...