"Nations, NGOs and individuals must engage in a wide-ranging dialogue to explore both the potential risks and benefits of solar geoengineering and establish effective governance arrangements for research, according to a new report …"

This new report on geoengineering is in best newspeak style the product of a coalition named the “Solar Radiation Management Governance Initiative (SRMGI)”. Partners of the SMRGI are are theUK’s  Royal Society, TWAS, the academy of sciences for the developing world and the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF).  What is positive about the report is that it clearly states that reducing carbon emissions (climate mitigation) needs to remain the first priority and geoengineering research should not become “an escape route from the impacts of climate change, thus reducing the incentive to reduce emissions

Read the press release and full report.

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