In a move which has been Christened the "Berlin Declaration," a leading scientist at the Climate Engineering Conference 2014 (CEC 14) held in the German capital has issued a call for the formation for the first proper framework to guide large-scale geoengineering projects aimed at altering the earth's atmosphere.

Professor Steve Rayner, co-director of the Oxford Geoengineering Programme, has released a draft of the framework at CEC 14 for review and amendment by the event’s attendees, who include leading climate scientists and geoengineering experts, as well senior policymakers from around the globe. The draft directly addresses public fears surrounding the usage of large-scale…