Council on Energy, Environment and Water Integrated | International | Independent
Climate Geoengineering Governance

The Council has led and participated in some of India's first forays in global discussions related to climate geoengineering governance. Climate geoengineering is the deliberate large-scale intervention in Earth’s climate system, to limit adverse global warming. How would geoengineering technologies impact rainfall, the hydrological cycle, tropical forests, the ozone layer, or the oceans? Could geoengineering reduce incentives to take necessary action on climate mitigation? Once developed, would the temptations to deploy be too strong to resist? Who bears responsibility for trans-border and inter-generational impacts? Our research on climate geoengineering governance examines some of these key issues. Since 2011, The Council has held three international conferences to identify India’s role in developing regional and global governance of climate geoengineering research and technologies.