The SRMGI Conference 2011 operated under the directive that achieving consensus was not the goal. Participants were not asked to form a group consensus. Many legitimate but competing views exist surrounding solar radiation management; the conference was organized to explore these different viewpoints and to record them. The conference operated under Chatham House rules (viewpoints expressed go unattributed). The meeting notes below reflect this rule.
22 March – Plenary sessions and breakout groups
|Plenary discussion|| Goals, Concerns and Principles regarding SRM research
Why is this an issue worth our collective time?
|Plenary discussion|| Thresholds and categories
What is considered an SRM activity? What are some possible categorires of SRM activities?
|Plenary discussion|| Mechanics
What are the practical and operational matters related to governing SRM activities?
23 March – Plenary session and thought experiments 1 and 2
|Plenary discussion||Reflection on Day 1|
|Plenary discussion||Thought experiment 1: Individual country focus|
|Plenary discussion|| International
What are the international aspects of SRM governance?
Thought Experiment 2: Legitimacy
24 March – Plenary session and thought experiment 3
|Plenary discussion||Thought experiment 3: Near term collaboration design – 4 Models|