Solar Radiation Modification (SRM) refers to a type of climate engineeringTechEthos defines climate engineering as a technology family which enables the modification of natural processes [...] More techniqueA technique is a procedure for realizing a goal [...] More that aims to reflect sunlight and heat back into space to reduce warming.
This policy brief sets out recommendations based on the regulatory challenges related to SRM that were identified in our analysis of EU laws and policies. We address them to EU policymakers and officials involved in the preparation of legislative or policy initiatives related to climate action, climate technologies, climate engineering, geoengineering, and SRM specifically.
To protect and uphold ethical, fundamental rights and sustainability considerations in the research and development of SRM, TechEthos encourages policy makers to:
Find out more about each recommendation by downloading the policy brief below.
Julie Vinders, Trilateral Research (TRI), Ben Howkins, TRI.
Date of publication
28 February 2023
Cite this resource
Vinders, J., Howkins, B. (2023). Enhancing EU legal frameworks for Solar Radiation Modification. Extract from Deliverable 6.2 for the European Commission. TechEthos Project Deliverable. Available at: www.techethos.eu
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