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Our research focuses on our three commitments areas: Deep and rapid emissions reductions, Greenhouse gas removal and Restoring broken climate systems.

 

Deep and rapid emissions reductions

What near-term policies and actions can be adopted to rapidly decrease emissions by over 90% while also  delivering on the SDGs?

What pathways should nations adopt to ensure a just and peaceful transition, and what are the major considerations to ensure its success?

 

Reduce atmospheric GHG concentrations from 500ppm down to 350ppm in order to safeguard the planet as a place for human habitation.

What portfolio of GHG removal measures should be deployed to bring levels down from their present level to below 350 ppm?

What would be the benefits and impacts of these measures deployed at scale?

Can we set up a global standard to assess and rank GHG removal solutions? What economic incentives and governance structures are required?

We can achieve this through Nature Based Solutions (e.g.: kelp), Bio-mimicry Solutions (e.g.: Iron Fertilization) and Engineering Solutions (e.g.: Direct Air Carbon Capture) for example. 

 

Researching solutions to restore damaged climate systems, for example refreezing the poles and preventing major ice sheets (e.g. Greenland) from breaking off and causing sea levels to rise.

What measures and technologies could be safely deployed to return critical elements of the climate system to an undamaged state? Under what circumstances would these need to be deployed?

Which authorities would need to allow the deployment of these measures? What are, amongst others, the legal, economic, political and ethical implications of this?

How can we ensure global cooperation in developing and possibly deploying these measures, in such a way that promotes peace and stability? 

Examples of these include Marine Cloud Brightening and Enhanced freezing.