• We aim to produce research that advances solar geoengineering’s science and technology frontier, publishing high-impact papers, and disseminating ideas that are taken up by other researchers and government research programs.

  • To take an active stance on research with a unique mandate to develop new path-breaking technologies that might improve solar geoengineering’s effectiveness and reduce its risks.

  • To Employ Harvard’s convening power to bring together scientists, environmental leaders, and government officials to discuss the technology and its governance.

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What is Geoengineering?

Geoengineering refers to a set of emerging technologies that could manipulate the environment and partially offset some of the impacts of climate change.

Solar geoengineering in particular could not be a replacement for reducing emissions (mitigation) or coping with a changing climate (adaptation); yet, it could supplement these efforts.

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Robert Stavins — Governance of Solar Geoengineering: Advancing Understanding and Action

This project will advance our understanding of a key set of governance issues and, it is hoped, move the research community some steps further toward a shared set of assumptions and consensus on options for solar geoengineering governance. The core of the approach to be taken by the proposed initiative is to assemble a group of global experts in a structured dialogue, based on existing and new research, to identify and advance answers to challenging governance questions. Learn more... Read more about Robert Stavins — Governance of Solar Geoengineering: Advancing Understanding and Action
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