The report concludes that geoengineering is not an alternative to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. However, it may be the only option to reduce temperatures quickly in the event of a climate emergency.
SRMGI convening partners are the Royal Society, the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS) and Environmental Defense Fund (EDF).
SRMGI seeks to develop guidelines to ensure that geoengineering research is conducted in a manner that is transparent, responsible and environmentally sound.
SRMGI engages with a variety of organizations concerned with natural and social science, governance and legal issues, as well as environmental and development NGOs, industry and civil society organizations, from across the globe.
The diversity of partner organizations reflects the wide range of viewpoints on geoengineering, and recognizes that any governance arrangements for research will have to enjoy broad legitimacy and support.
About the Convening Partners
The convening partners are responsible for ensuring the smooth running of the initiative. They invite participants to SRMGI conferences and share responsibility for writing up the output of the meeting and any recommendations, to reflect the balance of discussions.
The Royal Society is a Fellowship of the world's most eminent scientists and is the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence. We aim to expand the frontiers of knowledge by championing the development and use of science, mathematics, engineering and medicine for the benefit of humanity and the good of the planet.
The Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS) is an autonomous international organization, founded in 1983 in Trieste, Italy, by a distinguished group of scientists from the South under the leadership of the late Nobel laureate Abdus Salam of Pakistan. It was officially launched by the secretary-general of the United Nations in 1985.
TWAS represents the best of science in developing countries. Its main mission is to promote scientific excellence and capacity in the South for science-based sustainable development.
Environmental Defense Fund is a leading national nonprofit organization representing more than 700,000 members. Since 1967, we have linked science, economics and law to create innovative, equitable and cost-effective solutions to society's most urgent environmental problems.
SRMGI has received funding from Zennström Philanthropies, the Carbon War Room and the Fund for Innovative Climate and Energy Research (FICER), although the majority of funding for the initiative comes from the Royal Society.