UBA Governance Workshop on Solar Radiation Modification (SRM)

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Workshop of the German Environment Agency (UBA)
13th and 14th of Februar 2023, Online

SRM comprises a set of controversial technologies aimed at artificially cooling the climate. Besides questions about whether and how such climate interventions can work safely and effectively, it also poses intractable governance challenges for just climate policy.

  • Can SRM fit into an effective, equitable, and sustainable climate governance framework?
  • What are the physical and political risks associated with research and deployment?
  • Is there a risk of mitigation deterrence related SRM research?

This workshop is intended to bring policymakers, civil society actors, practitioners, politicians, and scientists into conversation around the potential governance challenges of SRM.

The programme can be found here.

In the "Workshop Report - Global Governance of SRM – What (Not) To Do?" you can find the "Aim of the workshop" (chap. 1), the "Report" (chap. 2) and the "Key Recommendations" (chap. 3). The report ist also available in German.

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