Our Intention

files/kei/layout/img/Logos_start_.pngThe intention of this website is to provide scientists, stakeholders and the interested public with up-to-date information about the emerging debate on Climate Engineering. The website is an initiative of the Kiel Earth Institute in cooperation with the Heidelberg Center for the Environment (HCE). It is open to further scientific partners.

We went online on September 30th 2011 and since then we update news regularly. Older entries are not intended to be exhaustive.

Climate Engineering

ce_grafikClimate engineering covers technologies both for removing the causes and for treating the symptoms of anthropogenic climate change. The former are called carbon dioxide removal (CDR) technologies because they reduce CO2 in the atmosphere, the latter radiation management (RM) technologies because they directly influence radiation balance and therefore temperature. CDR technologies use biological, chemical, or physical processes to cause the ocean or terrestrial biosphere to absorb atmospheric CO2 or directly store it geologically. RM technologies either reduce the Earth’s short-wave solar radiation of the Earth or increase its reflection, or increase long-wave thermal radiation into space.


Basic Information on CE

Royal Society Report

Mayor study by the British Royal Society
published 1th of September 2009


Scoping study on Climate Engineering

Most comprehensive and up to date research on behalf of   
the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research
published 4th of October 2011


NAS Reports on Reflecting Sunlight to Cool Earth and Carbon Dioxide Removal and Reliable Sequestration

Report from the US National Academy of Sciences published 2015

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