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GENIE: GeoEngineering and NegatIve Emissions pathways in Europe

Description du projet

Des pistes sociotechniques pour un avenir zéro émission

La voie vers la neutralité climatique doit prendre en compte explicitement les rôles de la géo-ingénierie solaire et des technologies d’émissions négatives. Un cadre méta-analytique fusionnant les disciplines des sciences sociales, de l’ingénierie et des sciences physiques est nécessaire pour obtenir une cartographie complète de cette transition. Le projet GENIE, financé par l’UE, étudiera les dimensions environnementales, techniques, sociales, juridiques, éthiques et politiques de l’élimination des gaz à effet de serre et de la gestion du rayonnement solaire. GENIE veut produire une évaluation scientifique complète destinée à l’élaboration de politiques fondées sur des preuves pour lutter contre le changement climatique et développer notre boîte à outils pour un avenir à zéro émission.

Objectif

Geoengineering technologies, such as solar radiation management (SRM), and negative emissions technologies, such as greenhouse gas removal (GGR), are emerging options to address climate change. This project will investigate the environmental, technical, social, legal, and policy dimensions of GGR and SRM. We provide an urgently needed interdisciplinary and holistic perspective of these technologies in order to understand conditions under which they might be deployed at scale. Our meta-analytical framework integrates insights from social science, engineering and physical science disciplines to provide a comprehensive view of GGR and SRM in the transition to climate neutrality in Europe and the world. The project will conduct excellent research and generate a robust, scientific assessment for evidence-based policymaking. Our research framework consists of three pillars—techno-economic systems, socio-technical systems, and systems of political action—within which we place six work packages (WPs). These are: (1) Understanding the current state and future potential of GGR and SRM technologies in terms of their technical and economic features; (2) Analysing bottlenecks in transitions to climate neutrality and their implications for deployment; (3) Identifying social acceptance and legitimacy constraints, (4) Learning, diffusion, and adoption; (5) Implications for Sustainable Development Goals of archetypical mitigation pathways; and 6) Policy options and governance. A crosscutting WP7 synthesizes research along three salient, but under-researched themes: A) Socio-technical change; B) Managing transition risks; and C) Political economy and feasibility of deployment. WP8 focuses on stakeholder engagement, entailing scenario co-design, science-policy dialogue formats, and specific outreach formats for target groups.

Régime de financement

ERC-SyG - Synergy grant
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Coordinateur

AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 2 904 579,00
Adresse
Nordre ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus c
Danemark

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Région
Danmark Midtjylland Østjylland
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Liens
Autres sources de financement
€ 0,00

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