SRMGI is an international project that seeks to expand the discussion of SRM research governance, particularly in developing countries and emerging economies. It is a partnership launched by the Royal SocietyThe World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), and Environmental Defense Fund in March of 2010 in response to the Royal Society’s Geoengineering the Climate report.

2012 SRMGI meeting in South Africa

SRMGI is a global pioneer in bringing developing country voices into SRM discussions. The initiative does not take a stance on SRM research or the use of SRM. Instead we believe that a broad and inclusive dialogue will increase the chances that the issues SRM raises will be handled prudently and equitably at the international level.

Who's Involved

SRMGI engages with a variety of environmental and developmental NGOs, industry, and civil society organizations across the globe. These organizations work in the natural and social sciences, governance, and legal issues.

The diversity of partner organizations reflects the wide range of perspectives on geoengineering and recognizes that in order to have any credibility and legitimacy, governance arrangements for SRM research must be widely supported.

Steering Group

The steering group consists of one member appointed by each of the three SRMGI convening partners. The purpose of the group is to oversee the project’s decision-making process and determine stakeholder partner organizations.
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Stakeholder Partners

The stakeholder partners provide a broad range of expertise to inform the initiate and facilitate a conversation among scientists, civil societies, policy experts, businesses, and governments.
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Previous Working Group

The working group consists of experts in a range of disciplines, including natural and social sciences, governance, development, and international law.
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SRMGI is funded by the Open Philanthropy Project. Previous funding sources include the InterAcademy Panel (IAP), UNESCOZennström Philanthropies, the Carbon War Room, and the Fund for Innovative Climate and Energy Research (FICER).

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