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20 Sep 2018

Don’t deploy negative emissions technologies without ethical analysis – researchers


The vast scale at which ‘negative emissions technologies’ that suck carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere would need to be implemented raises ethical concerns, writes a group of researchers from the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC) in an article in nature. The authors call for an ethical evaluation of carbon removal methods in the context of climate policy pathways. “Negative emissions technologies could be a valuable way to avoid dangerous climate change. But they might become an unjust gamble that uses future generations as collateral.”

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