Welcome to EuTRACE

A "European Transdisciplinary Assessment of Climate Engineering"

Aim

Aim of the project is:

  1. to assess the potentials, implications, risks & uncertainties, and to develop criteria for decision aid whether or not various CE options can be implemented;
  2. to engage in dialogue with the public, policy makers and other civil society stakeholders to adequately address concerns and perspectives and to incorporate them in the assessment;
  3. to outline policy options and pathways for the EU and the challenges CE poses;
  4. to identify the most important gaps in current understanding of climate engineering.

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Background

Climate Engineering (CE) is rapidly gaining scientific, political, commercial, and public attention as a possible counterpart in climate change mitigation. The first national and international assessments of CE schemes have already been published (link to reports). However, a distinct European perspective, particularly with regard to the EU and how CE relates to its ambitious climate targets, is still missing. The project “European Trans-disciplinary Assessment of Climate Engineering” (EuTRACE) has been formed to fill this gap.

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Partners

EuTRACE brings together 14 partner organizations from Germany, the UK, France, Austria and Norway.

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Funding

It is a Coordination and Support action-project funded by the European Commission within the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7).
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