European Trans-disciplinary Assessment of Climate Engineering (EuTRACE)

For more information please visit the project's website: eutrace.org

 

Existing assessments of CE plans are still mainly limited to experts in the field, although the amount of attention being paid to climate engineering (CE) in scientific, social, economic and political spheres is rapidly increasing. Many uncertainties about the effectiveness and risks of CE remain. This also applies to CE research. If this research were to produce a false sense of security regarding the effectiveness of CE, it could have a negative impact on efforts to reduce emissions.

In addition, the role that CE could play in the wider discussion on climate change with regard to mitigation and adaptation is unclear. Assuming CE is even feasible, is it just one of many approaches that can be implemented in parallel to meet the challenges of climate change, or should CE measures only be used to deal with catastrophic changes in the global climate?

EuTRACE’s goal is to evaluate existing knowledge from the fields of atmospheric science, engineering, economics, ethics, politics and law from a transdisciplinary perspective, and to present its findings to the general public. EuTRACE is a third-party funded project, with 14 international partners coordinated by the IASS, financed by the European Union’s seventh framework program for research.

 

For more information please visit the project's website: eutrace.org