Mexico drafting regulations to prevent solar geoengineering

The Mexican government is drafting “new regulations and standards” to prohibit solar geoengineering inside the country, Reuters reported. The country also plans to rally other countries to ban solar geoengineering at the COP28 summit in UAE in December, according to Agustin Avila, a senior environment ministry official. The Mexican environment ministry statement said it would explore using the Convention on Biological Diversity’s call for a moratorium on “climate-related geoengineering activities” to enforce its ban.  The regulations come in response to a U.S. start-up called Make Sunsets which stood outside a camper van in Mexico’s Baja California and released two weather balloons containing sulphur dioxide into the air, letting them float towards the stratosphere.

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