What SPICE does and doesn't do

SPICE is investigating only the feasibility of one particular technique for geoengineering and does not inherently endorse deployment of any geoengineering technique. More research needs to be done into the possible impacts and methods of any technique before that should even be considered. The project does not intend to divert attention from the real issue which is the immediate and lasting reduction of carbon emissions. Stratospheric aerosol injection, if even desirable, is merely a technique which might buy some time for humans to do the right thing and reduce our emissions and tackle the root problems behind global climate change and its impacts.


  • A Feasibility Study
  • Engaging with Stakeholders
  • Exploring Potential Impacts
  • Considering Uncertainties & Timescales
  • Supporting Responsible Innovation
  • Under the Auspices of RCUK Governance
  • Supporting the need for Urgent Carbon Reductions
  • Signed up to the Oxford Principles of Geoengineering
  • Putting all Intellectual Property from Research into the Public Domain

SPICE is not:

  • Geoengineering Deployment
  • Polluting the Atmosphere
  • Advocating Geoengineering
  • Advocating Commercialisation of Geoengineering
  • Associated with any Military Orginisation