What is SRMGI?

The SRM Research Governance Initiative (SRMGI) was convened by a partnership of the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), the Royal Society, and TWAS, the world academy of sciences. The project was launched in March 2010 in response to the 2009 Royal Society report Geoengineering the climate. That report concluded that geoengineering is not an alternative to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, but that it might be the only option to reduce rising global temperatures quickly. It emphasised the importance of good governance, and the need for international partners to work together on this matter.

SRMGI activities to date have included:

"We are clear that serious consideration for the regulatory arrangements for geoengineering needs to start now, not once highly disruptive climate change is under way."UK Parliament response to a House of Commons report on geoengineering

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