About WatCISL

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.

  1. July 5, 2021Professor Moreno-Cruz at CTV's Your Morning show

    Could solar geoengineering be the solution to climate change?

    In a recent appearance on CTV's Your Morning show, Professor Juan Moreno-Cruz, University of Waterloo's Canada Research Chair in Energy Transitions, explained that Solar Geoengineering are a set of technologies me

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Meet our people

Neil Craik

Neil Craik


Neil Craik is a Professor of Law at the University of Waterloo with appointments to the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development and the Balsillie School of International Affairs, where he teaches and researches in the fields of international and Canadian environmental law.