This project will develop a decision-support framework for direct air capture (DAC) that acknowledges the scale of the enterprise, the immersive nature of the system with other systems, and the substantial amount of uncertainty surrounding its deployment. We use a dynamic adaptive policy pathways approach, a method developed to address decision making under deep uncertainty, to generate a set of policy actions and contingency plans to navigate the development and deployment of DAC in Canada.
Visit the project website, Robust Decision Making Using Dynamic Adaptive Policy Pathways for Direct Air Capture Deployment in Canada, to learn more.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has found that negative emissions technologies, such as direct air capture, combined with carbon capture and sequestration may be key to keep climate change well below two degrees. This project will help Canada anticipate the resource and governance requirements needed to develop and deploy these new technologies over the coming years.
Waterloo Climate Institute member contributions
Vanessa Schweizer and Eric Croiset are the principal investigators and Neil Craik and Juan Moreno-Cruz are co-investigators. These members are spearheading this important work thanks to Environment and Climate Change Canada's Climate Action and Awareness Fund (CAAF). This project was undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada.
- Natural Resources Canada
- Carbon Engineering