During the week of 9 October 2017, SRMGI held the SRMGI Global Forum in Berlin, Germany. The Global Forum brought together participants from past and planned SRMGI outreach meetings around the developing world: Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Ethiopia, Guadeloupe, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Pakistan, the Philippines, Senegal, and Thailand. The participants were encouraged to discuss the socio-political, ethical, and scientific dimensions of SRM with their colleagues from the Global South, as they worked together to consider what the next steps for SRM research governance should be.
The Global Forum was held in conjunction with the Climate Engineering Conference 2017. This was the follow-up to CEC14, the largest conference on climate engineering to date. It drew the world’s leading climate engineering researchers to Berlin, plus interested stakeholders from many disciplines and sectors. The participants of the SRMGI Global Forum attended CEC17, allowing them to connect with the SRM research community in order to establish and strengthen North-South connections, dialogue, and mutual learning.
For more information about the event and applications, please visit the global forum webpage.