SPP 1689 Workshop on the 1.5°C Target and Climate Engineering

24 – 25 November 2016
Kiel // Germany

The Paris Agreement has set the long term goal of holding global mean warming well below 2 °C and pursuing efforts to limit it to 1.5 °C. It explicitly includes the possibility of using carbon dioxide removal (CDR) technologies to reach these goals by calling to achieve a “balance between emissions sources and sinks in the 2nd half of the century”. At the same time, this statement limits the possible use of solar radiation management (SRM) to reach the climate goals of the Agreement.
This SPP 1689 workshop will look into a set of pertinent questions related to the 1.5 °C goal and climate engineering with a focus on carbon dioxide removal from the atmosphere.

Venue: Kiel Institute for the World Economy

Ulrike Bernitt // Project Manager SPP 1689 // ubernitt@geomar.de