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Bill Gates Funds Geoengineering Research: FICER

The Fund for Innovative Climate and Energy Research (FICER)

Grants for (GEOENGINEERING) research are provided to the University of Calgary from gifts made by Mr. Bill Gates from his personal funds. The activities of the Fund for Innovative Climate and Energy Research fall outside the scope of activities of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. FICER is not a Foundation project and has no relationship with it.

The fund has supported research in a wide range of areas. Some examples include:

  • understanding carbon dioxide emissions associated with international trade in goods and services;
  • developing technologies to capture carbon dioxide out of the air; and
  • climate modeling to understand possible environmental consequences of solar radiation management. [1]

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"Fund for Innovative Climate and Energy Research." David Keith’s Research Group, Harvard University (2016).
Vidal, John. "Bill Gates backs climate scientists lobbying for large-scale geoengineering." The Guardian (2012).
Berger, Alexander. "Global funding for geoengineering research." Geoengineering Google Group (2013).
Klein, Naomi. "Geoengineering: Testing the Waters." The New York Times (2012).

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