Research and analysis
The government’s view on geoengineering research
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Based on the evidence currently available, it is premature to consider geoengineering as a viable option for addressing climate change. The priority is, and must be, to tackle the root cause by reducing emissions of greenhouse gases from human activities and adapting to those impacts that are unavoidable. Mitigation of climate change, by reducing emissions and protecting natural carbon sinks, remains the surest way of increasing our chances of avoiding dangerous climate change in the future.
Published: 27 February 2013
Updated: 12 May 2016
- Updated in light of recent developments within regulatory frameworks, and to update recommended further reading
- First published.