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

This project sought to 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 was 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.

In September 2018, the Harvard Project on Climate Agreements with collaboration and support from Harvard’s Solar Geoengineering Research Program (SGRP), hosted a workshop on “Governance of the Deployment of Solar Geoengineering.” Participants included 26 leading academic researchers addressing the workshop’s topic — as well as scholars who had considered the governance of other international regimes that might provide lessons and insights.

A volume of 26 briefs was released, exploring a range of topics related to how we might govern the deployment of solar geoengineering. The briefs are based in large part on presentations by the authors at the workshop.

Full text of "Governance of the Deployment of Solar Geoengineering."

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Robert Stavins

Robert Stavins

Albert Pratt Professor of Business and Government
Harvard Kennedy School
Ph.D. Harvard University