Tuesday, June 7, 2011

CDR Raised at Bonn Climate Talks

At the opening of climate talks in Bonn, UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres has raised the possibility of CDR as a supplement to emissions mitigation. In an interview with the Guardian, Figueres stated that "We are putting ourselves in a scenario where we will have to develop more powerful technologies to capture emissions out of the atmosphere ... We are getting into very risky territory." This statement adds to a recent string of remarks by prominent international climate officials signaling potential openness to geoengineering (for example, see More Pachauri, 10/18/10).

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