Towards an international ban on geo-engineering?

Large mirrors in space, the scattering of particles in the atmosphere or the creation of artificial clouds to reflect the sun: these are just a few examples of the so-called "geo-engineering" that some scientists want to focus on in order to stop global warming. However, as the consequences of such far-reaching interventions in nature can be unpredictable and even potentially dramatic, DP MPs Gusty Graas and Max Hahn have asked the concerned minister what the government's position is on the subject and what is being done to prevent a country from using this technology with global impact.

« Dans la lutte contre le réchauffement climatique, certains scientifiques estiment que la géo-ingénierie, c.-à-d. les manipulations des systèmes écologiques et météorologiques à grande échelle, comme p.ex. la création de nuages artificielles, deviendra indispensable afin de réduire les effets dévastateurs du changement climatique. Or, les techniques de géo-ingénierie sont très controversées en raison de leurs effets imprévisibles et incontrôlables qui concerneraient l’humanité entière.

Dans ce contexte nous aimerions poser les questions suivantes à Madame la Ministre de l’Environnement, du Climat et du Développement durable :

– Quelle est la position du Gouvernement à ce sujet ?

– Le cas échéant, quels efforts le Luxembourg entreprend-il pour interdire au niveau mondial l’utilisation de techniques de géo-ingénierie ?

– Quel est l’état des discussions à ce sujet au niveau international ? »

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