Briefing Paper on Climate Engineering

Oct 28, 2016

Climate engineering (also often referred to as climate geoengineering or simply geoengineering) is defined as large-scale, deliberate intervention in the Earth system to counteract climate change. Two major sets of techniques are usually included: those that could remove significant amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere (carbon dioxide removal—CDR), and those that might offset the amount of incoming solar radiation in order to cool the planet (solar radiation management—SRM). Recently there has been increasing discussion about the potential development and deployment of climate engineering.

To learn more, please click here.

C2G2 logoFCEA logo

You may also like

DEC 9, 2021 Podcast

Ethics, Governance, and Emerging Technologies: A Conversation with the Carnegie Climate Governance Initiative (C2G) and Artificial Intelligence & Equality Initiative (AIEI)

Emerging technologies with global impact are creating new ungoverned spaces at a rapid pace. In this critical moment, frameworks and approaches to govern these technologies, ...

MAY 1, 2020 Podcast

Prospects for Global Coordination in an Age of Pandemics & Emerging Climate Technologies, with Cynthia Scharf

Much like efforts to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, combatting climate change requires cooperation on a global scale. And yet the history of ...

C2G Executive Director Janos Pasztor. CREDIT: Amanda Ghanooni.

FEB 13, 2020 Podcast

Who Controls the Global Thermostat? with C2G's Janos Pasztor

With record-breaking winter warmth in Europe, catastrophic fires in Australia, and deadly flooding in Indonesia, we are deep into a climate crisis. In this wide-ranging ...