Climate & Geoengineering

Geoengineering is the intentional, large-scale technological manipulation of the Earth’s systems, often discussed as a techno-fix for combating climate change. Climate geoengineering technologies can be divided into three broad areas: so-called solar radiation management (reflecting sunlight to space), greenhouse gas removal and sequestration and weather modification.

Geoengineering can refer to a wide range of techniques, including: blasting sulphate particles into the stratosphere or 'whitening' clouds to reflect the sun’s rays; dumping iron particles in the oceans to nurture CO2 -absorbing plankton; firing silver iodide into clouds to produce rain or genetically engineering crops so their foliage can better reflect sunlight.

ETC Group opposes geoengineering and other false solutions to climate change (e.g., proprietary, genetically-engineered 'climate-ready' crops ) and supports peasant-led agroecological responses to the climate crisis.

News and Reports about Climate & Geoengineering

110 organisations et mouvements civils demandent l’arrêt immédiat de la géo-ingénierie climatique. 5 oct 2018
Manifeste contre la géoingénierie 4 oct 2018
La biologie synthétique et l'agriculture intelligente face au climat 9 fév 2016
en collaboration avec la Fondation Heinrich Böll 9 déc 2015
Soirée-Lancement du Numéro "Danger: Impasse du progrès" de la Revue RELATIONS 9 nov 2015
La chaîne alimentaire industrielle ou le réseau paysan? 22 mai 2014