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Environmental policy through climate engineering?

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Gawel, Erik

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Corporate Editor Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung - UFZ
Abstract For years, humans have been trying to stabilize the world’s environment by lowering the amount of greenhouse gases that their societies pump into the air. In 1992, this approach was even incorporated into the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. But because this strategy failed to produce the desired results so far, technology-based processes designed to save the environment have emerged as a popular new weapon in the climate-protection arsenal. The question is: Are such climate-engineering efforts a viable environmental policy option? And can they serve, at the very least, as the ultima ratio if all other efforts to stave off climate change fail?
Keywords environmental policy; climate protection; climate change; greenhouse effect; new technology
Classification Ecology, Environment; Special areas of Departmental Policy
Document language English
Publication Year 2014
City Leipzig
Page/Pages 8 p.
Series UFZ Discussion Papers, 16/2014
ISSN 1436-140X
Status Published Version
Licence Creative Commons - Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike