Focus on Geoengineering at PACC-2011

An opportunity to discuss geoengineering approaches to climate stabilizing would be at

the International Scientific Conference 


in Moscow, Russia on November 7-9, 2011 

Section 3 of the Conference:

Research of opportunities for climate stabilization using new technologies

being held on November 8-9, 2011

Co-Chair - Prof. Yury Izrael, Academician of RAS

General Introduction

After the discussion of primary issues of adaptation to climate change in Tokyo in 2008 the presidents of science academies from 13 countries put records in their joint statement to the leaders of developed countries participated in the summit of G8+5 (Japan, 2008): “There is also an opportunity to promote research on approaches which may contribute towards maintaining a stable climate (including so-called geoengineering technologies and reforestation), which would complement our greenhouse gas reduction strategies. The G8+5 academies intend to organize a conference to discuss these technologies”. Heads of world leading nations had taken this appeal as a recommendation to do discussion and finding solutions for climate crisis. Consideration of geoengineering technologies is envisaged by the program of the conference "Problems of adaptation to climate change" (7-9 November 2011, Moscow, Russia) within one of three sections: "Research of opportunities for climate stabilization using new technologies". Issues of their application to stabilize the climate system will be addressed as well as for strengthening the processes of greenhouse gases capture.

At the section the various developed and future opportunities should be considered about influence on the components of the Earth's radiation balance which could contribute to global climate stabilizing under the circumstances of anthropogenic impact. Currently, it is crucial to compile information on the state of research in different directions, to estimate the costs of climate sustaining by using different global geoengineering solutions taking into account the possible consequences of actions. Since any impact on the climate system could cause global effect the section is intended to discuss any international aspects of geoengineering solutions application.

Main themes for discussions:

 1. Exploring ways to control of solar radiation inflow:

 - Injection of aerosols into the lower stratosphere;

 - albedo modification of land surface and cloud cover;

 - application of potential space technology to create a solar energy reflectors outside the Earth's atmosphere.

 2. Scientific evaluation of possibilities to intensify CO2 removal from the atmosphere:

 - the enhancement of oceanic uptake of surplus CO2 from the atmosphere ;

 - chemical sequestration of atmospheric CO2 .

3. Comparative assessment of efficiency and cost of modern climate stabilization through different approaches:

- cost-effectiveness studies on geoengineering applications;

- international aspects of application of geoengineering methods for stabilizing the climate.

In a view of discussing topics the session is extremely important to be attended by leading scientists, representatives of research groups and organizations conducting studies in these fields of investigation of climate and Earth sciences, as well as by representatives of relevant international organizations. 

Please, see a special Information Letter on Section 3 of the PACC-2011 Conference (7-9 Nov. 2011, Moscow, Russia) 

Accepted papers would be published at the Proceedings of the Conference as well as on-line Library

Submit a short abstract (not more than 300 words, single column, one and half spaced 
using 12 Times Roman font) with figures and references as son as possible by July 3 (new extended date), 2011 to the e-address:

The detail guidelines for the abstract format You can find at the following page:  http://geo3pacc2011/Paper Submission

Authors of high quality presentations will be invited to submit full text of their papers for publication in an international conference proceedings.

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