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European Trans-disciplinary Assessment of Climate Engineering

Objective

Growing concern over the difficulty of efforts to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions has recently led to an intense discussion of “Climate Engineering” (CE) - techniques for global-scale intervention to offset global warming. These have great potentials, but also entail serious risks and uncertainties. CE is rapidly gaining scientific, political, commercial, and public attention, and the first national and international assessments of CE schemes have already been published. 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. It will (1) pool top independent experts engaged in CE and general climate research across Europe to develop a next-generation assessment of the potentials, uncertainties, risks, implications, and the criteria to assess whether or not to implement various CE options; (2) actively engage in dialogue with the public and policy makers and other civil society stakeholders to disseminate information about CE and to adequately address concerns and perspectives across Europe and globally and incorporate them in the assessment; (3) outline policy options and pathways for the EU and its partners in Europe and abroad to address the challenges CE poses; and (4) identify the most important gaps in current understanding of climate engineering. 14 partner organizations from five countries ranging from the natural sciences & engineering, social sciences and the humanities have joined forces to address these questions. The assessment approach of EuTRACE is supported by European-level policy makers, and the consortium has already established partnerships with a large international network of top researchers from Europe, North America and Asia.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2012-one-stage
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Coordinator

INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED SUSTAINABILITY STUDIES EV
Address
Berliner Strasse 130
14467 Postdam
Germany

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Wolfgang Hadlich (Mr.)
EU contribution
€ 152 228,90

Participants (13)

ADELPHI RESEARCH GEMEINNUTZIGE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 88 649,50
Address
Alt-moabit 91
10559 Berlin

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Achim Maas (Mr.)
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 61 963,70
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munchen

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Claudia Piltz (Ms.)
INSTITUT FUER WELTWIRTSCHAFT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 104 009,35
Address
Kiellinie 66
24105 Kiel

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christiane Krieger-Boden (Ms.)
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 64 333,75
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Natascha Kindsvogel (Ms.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 90 133,43
Address
The Queen's Drive Northcote House
EX4 4QJ Exeter

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sarah Hill (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 22 245,30
Address
Beacon House Queens Road
BS8 1QU Bristol

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Audrey Michael (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 100 759,76
Address
Earlham Road
NR4 7TJ Norwich

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Fiona Meardon (Ms.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 71 476
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gordon Marshall (Mr.)
UNIVERSITETET I OSLO
Norway
EU contribution
€ 46 866
Address
Problemveien 5-7
0313 Oslo

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Petter Gøde Hovind (Mr.)
METEOROLOGISK INSTITUTT
Norway
EU contribution
€ 43 763
Address
Henrik Mohns Plass 1
0313 Oslo

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Per Helmer Skaali (Mr.)
CICERO SENTER FOR KLIMAFORSKNING
Norway
EU contribution
€ 78 194,14
Address
Gaustadalleen 21
0349 Oslo

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Hans Asbjørn Aaheim (Mr.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 36 433,50
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Armel Agbobli (Ms.)
UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria
EU contribution
€ 38 903,72
Address
Universitatsplatz 3
8010 Graz

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lukas Meyer (Prof.)