It is becoming increasingly likely that for the international community to meet its climate change targets of limiting global warming to between 1.5 and 2 degree Celsius, large scale interventions in earth systems will be required. These interventions could include the removal and permanent storage of atmospheric carbon dioxide through technological or nature-based actions, as well as interventions that seek to directly address temperature by increasing the amount of sunlight that is reflected away from the Earth. While these responses to climate change may have the potential to contribute significantly to achieving global climate goals, they present significant environmental, social and political risks.
The Waterloo Climate Intervention Strategies Lab (WatCISL) is an interdisciplinary research group that investigates a wide range of geophysical, economic and regulatory implications of climate interventions, with a focus on exploring climate intervention strategies in a Canadian policy context.
This study provides a comprehensive review of scenarios from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Sixth Assessment Report and peer-reviewed studies focusing on direct air capture as a mitigation strategy.
This review presents a comprehensive survey of recent advancements, challenges, and potential applications of DAC technology, with an emphasis on the recent rapid increase in the number of DAC developers, the majority of them being founded in the past 4 years.
The Waterloo research projects will support building sustainable net-zero emissions in Canada by 2050.