Southeast Asian expert perceptions of solar radiation management techniques and carbon dioxide removal approaches: caution, ambivalence, risk precaution, and research directions
Laurence L Delina IN: Environmental Research Communications https://doi.org/10.1088/2515-7620/ac3dc1
This paper describes the responses of seventeen climate and energy experts from southeast Asia on a purposively designed survey that collected expert opinions on two geoengineering techniques: solar radiation modification (SRM) and carbon dioxide removal (CDR), their risks, impacts, and governance as they pertain to their countries and region. Respondents showed ambivalence towards these techniques, with many supporting ’natural‘ CDR research and deployment while being cautious about ‚technological‘ SRM and CDR research and deployment. Although respondents would welcome research on these technologies, especially their risks and impacts, they also identified critical barriers in research capacity development and funding availability.