Contextualizing Climate Engineering and Mitigation: Illusion, Complement, or Substitute?

Global warming, rising sea levels, extreme weather events – the impacts of climate change are already apparent despite ambitious efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This has led to increasing calls for targeted interventions aimed at cooling the climate system, referred to collectively as “climate engineering”. But such interventions pose substantial risks and raise far-reaching political and ethical questions. This project seeks to assess the ethical framing of climate engineering and the conditions under which such interventions would be considered permissible in order to provide a foundation for political decision-making on climate engineering.

 

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File number: LA 1489/2-2