Governance of Research on Solar Geoengineering: African Perspectives

The African Academy of Sciences (AAS) and the Solar Radiation Management Governance Initiative (SRMGI) have released the first major report on African engagement on the controversial topic of solar geoengineering (also known as solar radiation management or SRM).

The Solar Radiation Management Governance Initiative (SRMGI) is an international NGO-driven initiative launched in 2010 and co-convened by Environmental Defense Fund, the Royal Society, and TWAS, the academy of sciences for the developing world. SRMGI aims to foster an inclusive, interdisciplinary and international discussion on how research into solar radiation management (SRM) technologies could be governed, and seeks to bring in new voices and perspectives, particularly from the developing world. Governance of SRM research, rather than deployment, is the focus of SRMGI. The long-term objectives of SRMGI are to build a diverse community of well-informed international stakeholders, and to encourage international cooperation and transparency over SRM research governance.

Under the SRM Project AAS has partnered with the SRMGI Initiative and other stakeholders to mobilise stakeholders on the African Continent to take an interest and share their perspectives on the subject