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10/30/2019 - 10/30/2019 | Bonn

Solar radiation management + Carbon Dioxide Reduction–Necessary to contain global warming?

A study published by the Royal Society in 2009 recommended that priority should clearly be given to increased efforts to reduction of GHG emissions, but that at the same time “Further research and development of geoengineering options should be undertaken to investigate whether low risk methods can be made available if it becomes necessary to reduce the rate of warming this century.”

Radical de-carbonization can still allow containing atmospheric GHG levels to a degree that may allow keeping global warming to less than +2°C above pre-industrial times, perhaps even below +1.5°C. A growing number of researchers, however, see a clear risk that GHG emissions may not be reduced at the required speed. Climate engineering and geo engineering are discussed as a possibly necessary complement to deep de-carbonization. Carbon dioxide removal (CDR) techniques may remove CO2 from the atmosphere; Solar Radiation Management (SRM) techniques reflect a small percentage of the sun’s light and heat back into space.

A study published by the Royal Society in 2009 recommended that priority should clearly be given to increased efforts to reduction of GHG emissions, but that at the same time “Further research and development of geoengineering options should be undertaken to investigate whether low risk methods can be made available if it becomes necessary to reduce the rate of warming this century.”

Considering the lead-time to reach a point, when geo-engineering techniques might be applied on a large-scale without running into unpredictable risks: Should R&D efforts be scaled-up now, and how could this be done on multilateral scale?

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-- Previous registration via email: socioeconomic@die-gdi.de is requested. --

Date:

10/30/2019 16:00 - 10/30/2019 18:00

Event venue:

Tulpenfeld 6, Lecture hall
53113 Bonn
Nordrhein-Westfalen
Germany

Target group:

Journalists, Scientists and scholars

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Relevance:

transregional, national

Subject areas:

Environment / ecology, Politics

Types of events:

Presentation / colloquium / lecture

Entry:

08/12/2019

Sender/author:

Tanja Vogel

Department:

Stabsstelle Kommunikation

Event is free:

yes

Language of the text:

English

URL of this event: http://idw-online.de/en/event64371


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