Solar Radiation Modification
Solar Radiation Modification (SRM), also known as Solar Radiation Management, Radiation Modification Measures or Solar Geoengineering, would aim to address a symptom of climate change by reflecting more sunlight back into space, or by allowing more infrared radiation from Earth to escape, in order to reduce the Earth’s temperature. It includes numerous proposed methods which differ significantly. None are ready for deployment. Solar Radiation Modification could not be a substitute for reducing emissions, or removing atmospheric CO2.
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Solar Radiation Modification: Governance challenges & options considering interests of climate vulnerable countries
This session at the 2021 Gobeshona Global Conference explored the policy status of Solar Radiation Modification (SRM), in particular Stratospheric Aerosol Injection (SAI); the potential options considering interests of highly vulnerable countries in this specific...
C2GTalkIs the multilateral system equipped to govern climate-altering approaches? - Paul Watkinson Five years since the Paris Agreement came to fruition, Paul Watkinson talks to C2GTalk to provide some personal reactions, drawing on his long experience of climate...
Are we going to be at the table when climate-altering approaches are considered? – Elizabeth Thompson
C2GTalkAre we going to be at the table when climate-altering approaches are considered? - Elizabeth Thompson Island peoples may well consider climate-altering approaches, like carbon dioxide removal and solar radiation modification, because of the existential threat...
In the interest of promoting global discussion about the need for governance of Solar Radiation Modification, C2G developed a set of icons representing these approaches, available to all to use freely.