China May 2017 – SRMGI

China May 2017

SRMGI returns to China

On 13 May 2017, Beijing Normal University hosted a workshop on SRM geoengineering in partnership with the SRM Governance Initiative. The workshop brought together climate experts from around Beijing, as well as representatives of the China geoengineering research programme, to consider the evidence from SRM research to date and to think through the most pressing challenge: how research is governed.

SRMGI’s second outreach meeting in China. Photo credit: BNU.

China’s research programme was launched in August 2015, to explore the physical and socio-political dimensions of solar geoengineering. Led by Prof John Moore of Beijing Normal University, the programme has three work streams:

  • Group 1: Basic theory (led by Prof. Long Cao of Zhejiang University)
  • Group 2: Earth system modelling (led by Prof. John Moore of Beijing Normal University)
  • Group 3: Social science (led by Prof. Pan Jiahua of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences)

The May workshop was held under the formal patronage of Prof. Xu Guanhua, former Minister of Science and Technology for the People’s Republic of China.

Prof. Xu Guanhua, former Minister of Science and Technology of China. Photo credit: BNU.                                                                          
The participants to the 2017 China workshop. Photo credit: BNU.

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Speakers:

  • Prof. Ying Chen (Institute for Urban and Social Environmental Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences)
  • Prof. Xiao Cheng (College of Global Change and Earth System Science, Beijing Normal University)
  • Prof. Kejun Jiang (Energy Research Institute)
  • Prof. Wenmin Man (Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences)
  • Prof. John Moore (College of Global Change and Earth System Science, Beijing Normal University)
  • Andy Parker (Solar Radiation Management Governance Initiative)
  • Prof. John Shepherd (Solar Radiation Management Governance Initiative / School of Oceans and Earth Science, University of Southampton)
  • Prof. Xianchun Tan (Institutes of Science and Development)
  • Prof. Guanhua Xu (Former Minister of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China / Chinese Academy of Sciences )
  • Xu Yue (Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences)

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