A Code of Conduct for Marine Carbon Dioxide Removal Research

Nov 27, 2023

Given the clear need to inform societal decision-making on the role marine Carbon Dioxide Removal (mCDR) can play in solving the climate crisis, it is imperative that researchers begin to answer questions about its effectiveness and impacts. Yet overly hasty deployment of new ocean-based climate interventions risks harm to communities and ecosystems and could jeopardize public perception of the field as a whole. In addition, the harms, risks and benefits of mCDR efforts are unlikely to be evenly distributed. Unabated, climate change could have a devastating impact on global ecosystems and human populations, and the impacts of mCDR should be contemplated in this context.

Publication details
Theme(s)
Carbon dioxide removal
Type(s)
Report
Author(s)
Lezaun, Javier
Year(s)
2023
The Aspen Institute

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