Governments disagree even on the current state of climate change engineering governance, as became clear at the 2019 United Nations Environment Assembly negotiations. They must develop mechanisms to provide policy-relevant knowledge, clarify uncertainties and head off potential distributional impacts.
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Jinnah, S., Nicholson, S. The hidden politics of climate engineering. Nat. Geosci. 12, 876–879 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41561-019-0483-7