In Partnership with Arizona State University to Engage Public on Carbon Dioxide Removal Tactics


BOSTON, MA – Museum of Science, Boston, in partnership with the Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes at Arizona State University, has been awarded over $200,000 from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The generous grant will fund a project to better understand public perceptions of carbon dioxide removal (CDR) research and development in the United States and Canada. The results of the project will explore policy tools, opportunities and potential pathways for the governance of CDR technologies.

Due to rising interest in the field, the community initiative will pay attention to ocean-based CDR approaches in addition to land-based options. The study will be the first to frame issues from both expert and public perspectives, convene public forums and present results for integration in decision-making from the local and national, to regional and global issues.

“Involving communities in conversations about STEM technologies used to solve issues that affect us is crucial, especially when it comes to the impact on our environment,” said Tim Ritchie, president of the Museum of Science. “With the support of the Sloan Foundation, the Museum will be able to collaborate with partners to increase public awareness of the consequences of carbon dioxide emission pollution and share those results with local, national and global decision-makers to address the realities of climate change.”

The Museum of Science and Arizona State University’s Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes project aims to engage communities and stakeholders on CDR technologies to create peer-reviewed publications and a final report to share with researchers, as well as the development of broader public education materials.

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About the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
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