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Perspectives Climate Group

4/2019 – 12/2019

Study on the potential implications of Carbon Dioxide Removal and Solar Radiation Modification for the foreign policy and the security policy of Switzerland
Client

Eidgenössischen Departements für auswärtige Angelegenheiten (EDA)

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Name of Project

Study on the potential implications of Carbon Dioxide Removal and Solar Radiation Modification for the foreign policy and the security policy of Switzerland

Date

4/2019 – 12/2019

Location
Client

Eidgenössischen Departements für auswärtige Angelegenheiten (EDA)

Position held

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Main project features:

The aim of the project was to explore the potential foreign- and security policy implications for Switzerland of large-scale carbon dioxide removal or solar radiation modification measures intended to counteract climate change. The resulting report has identified key uncertainties and open questions, highlight potential fields of action in particular within the toolset of the Swiss security policy framework. It has been built on inputs provided by Swiss security policy experts. The findings of the project were presented in a concise form in a short study and presented by the participating experts to interested audiences in Bern.

Project Overview

The study included a focus on the following security issues:
● The intergovernmental interest structures regarding geoengineering applications;
● The current state of research on the various technologies in Switzerland and in an international context, which investments in research and development are likely to bring them to maturity and what risks have already been identified;
● Resource conflicts due to large-scale CO2 removal
● Conflicts between SRM inciting actors and opponents of SRM

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