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

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 ...

JAN 10, 2022 Podcast

C2GTalk: How can fiction help people think about solar radiation modification? with Eliot Peper

When author Eliot Peper first heard about solar geoengineering, or solar radiation modification, he knew he had to write a novel. "There are so many ...

DEC 6, 2021 Podcast

C2GTalk: How can the idea of a planetary emergency help the world emerge from crisis? with Sandrine Dixson-Declève

Understanding that we face a planetary emergency can help countries and citizens around the world overcome our many interlocking crises, says Sandrine Dixson-Decleve, co-president of ...

NOV 29, 2021 Podcast

C2GTalk: How might solar radiation modification be put on the international governance agenda? with Marc Vanheukelen

It is important to reflect internationally on climate-altering approaches such as solar radiation modification, in case the world is not capable of meeting the mitigation ...

NOV 22, 2021 Podcast

C2GTalk: How do we include sustainable development when considering climate-altering approaches? with Youba Sokona

Context matters and without clarity on the impacts that climate-altering approaches will have from different perspectives, it will be difficult to deal with the ethical ...

NOV 15, 2021 Podcast

C2GTalk: How might ecological civilization consider emerging approaches to alter the climate? with Pan Jiahua

Finding harmony between man and nature is essential as we tackle the climate crisis, says Professor Pan Jiahua in an interview with "C2GTalk." In ...

NOV 1, 2021 Podcast

C2GTalk: How can the most vulnerable have a say in governing climate-altering approaches? with Saleemul Huq

Governance is the key element in any climate-altering approaches being proposed, particularly from the point of view of climate vulnerable nations, says Professor Saleemul Huq, ...