Workshops

2019 Nov 25

Space-based Solar Geoengineering Workshop

(All day)

Space-based systems were a significant portion of the early literature on solar geoengineering, but space-based methods have been all-but ignored in the last decade as geoengineering research grew. We convened an informal meeting to consider this topic at Harvard on November 25th, 2019. The attendees were scientists, scholars, writers and entrepreneurs primarily from the US and Europe, with interests in both the development of space and solar geoengineering. The aim was to discuss the two communities’ priors on this subject: that space-based approaches aren’t plausible (solar...

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2018 Dec 01

Identifying Research Priorities for a Solar Geoengineering Research Agenda

(All day)

Location: 

Washington, D.C.
In December 2018, SGRP hosted a workshop in Washington, DC. Organized by Harvard researchers David Keith, Frank Keutsch, Dustin Tingley, Peter Irvine, Lizzie Burns, Cornell researcher, Douglas MacMartin, and Carnegie Institution for Science researcher, Ken Caldeira, this project aimed to identify views about research priorities for solar geoengineering through a survey of, and discussion with, experts in the field. It identified which solar geoengineering technologies, areas of research, and specific research proposals are of high priority to the research community and where there are... Read more about Identifying Research Priorities for a Solar Geoengineering Research Agenda
2018 Sep 27

Governance of the Deployment of Solar Geoengineering

Thu - Fri, Sep 27 to Sep 28, 8:00am - 12:15pm

Location: 

Harvard Kennedy School Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Research Workshop Conducted by the Harvard Project on Climate Agreements with the support of and in collaboration with Harvard's Solar Geoengineering Research Program

Overview

The Harvard Project on Climate Agreements has released a volume of 26 briefs that explores a range of topics related to how we might govern the deployment of solar geoengineering...

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2018 Mar 22

Planetary Designs: Historical Perspectives on the Intersection of Geoengineering and Terraforming

6:00pm to 4:05pm

Location: 

Harvard University Center for the Environment, 26 Oxford St. Cambridge, MA

The objective of this workshop was to connect scholars and think deeply about planetary engineering and increasingly relevant questions that surround it in both geoengineering and terraforming projects. Thus, this workshop brought together an interdisciplinary group of scholars to consider the shared fictions, histories, and overlapping research questions of terraforming and solar geoengineering. It was our hope to foster a productive discussion that was humanistically-minded and that addressed the science behind planetary engineering. It was our contention that only then could we...

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