The Solar Radiation Management Governance Initiative seeks to expand the global conversation around the governance of SRM geoengineering research.
SRM has the potential to reduce some of the impacts of climate change but it could also be very risky. While it is unclear whether SRM would be helpful or harmful, developing countries are on the front lines of climate change and would stand to gain or lose the most if SRM is ever deployed – or rejected. Despite this, most research and discussion of SRM has taken place in developed countries.
SRMGI – an international, NGO-driven project – has led the way in building the capacity of developing countries to evaluate SRM. We are neutral and do not take a position on how SRM should be governed or whether it should ever be used. Instead, we build capacity through two main activities: outreach meetings, always held with local partners, expand this critical global discussion to new areas. Our DECIMALS Fund then provides grants to scientists in the Global South who wish to model how SRM could affect their regions.
What is SRM?
SRM is a controversial geoengineering technique that has been proposed as a way to reduce some of the risks of climate change.
Our engagement meetings build the capacity of people from developing countries to play a larger role in discussions and research of SRM.
SRMGI leads the way in bringing developing country voices into the global conversation around governance of SRM research.