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The Integrated Assessment of Geoengineering Proposals

From IAGP website:

There is currently insufficient information to inform the emerging debate about geoengineering, this project will begin to address the gaps in our knowledge about effectiveness and side effects of geoengineering schemes.  Integral to the assessment process is active and ongoing engagement with stakeholders, including science policy experts and the general public, to produce objective and informed policy-relevant science.

Integrated Assessment of Geoengineering Proposals (IAGP) is a new four year research project, that started on 1st October 2010 and is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC).  IAGP brings together a broad range of expertise, from climate modelling to philosophy and engineering to public perceptions to conduct an objective, policy-relevant assessment of geoengineering proposals.

IAGP involves partners from six UK universities and the Met Office to work together on this multi-disciplinary project to address some of the major concerns regarding the effectiveness and potential side effects of geoengineering proposals.  The scope of the project includes geoengineering ideas that involve the reflection of sunlight back to space (solar radiation management), schemes to remove CO2 from the atmosphere and store it for a long time (carbon dioxide removal) and the combined application of these proposals.

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