Second Community Climate Intervention Strategies Workshop

Designing Scenarios for Climate Intervention Strategies

In October 2020, the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) and National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) hosted a Community Climate Intervention Strategies (CCIS) workshop that refined a research framework for a portfolio of climate intervention options. The workshop identified the need for seven science-themed working groups, with one of the working groups: Building informed and combined scenarios. Building scientifically meaningful and policy-relevant scenarios that integrate both carbon dioxide removal (CDR), and solar radiation management (SRM) is an essential but still missing step required to move research forward in a more focused way and to inform policy makers and society on the impacts of Climate Intervention scenarios. CCIS and the workshop organizing committee therefore proposes to convene a second Community Climate Intervention Strategies Workshop with a focus on scenario design from October 31 to November 2nd, 2022, at NCAR/UCAR in Boulder. Experts in Integrated Assessment Modeling (IAM), Human System Modeling (HSM), Earth System Modeling (ESM), Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) and Solar Radiation Modification (SRM) and their engineering, ecological and societal impacts, and experts in their ethical implications, will collaboratively discuss needs and guidelines to develop future scenarios that include both SRM and CDR.

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