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Harvard’s Solar Geoengineering Research Program

Produce research that advances solar geoengineering’s science and technology frontier, publishing high-impact papers, and disseminating ideas that are taken up by other researchers and government research programs.

Take an active stance on research with a unique mandate to develop new path-breaking technologies that might improve solar geoengineering’s effectiveness and reduce its risks.

Employ Harvard’s convening power to bring together scientists, environmental leaders, and government officials to discuss the technology and its governance.

Advance science and technology, assess efficacy and risks, and lay out governance options and social implications. [1]

Welcome to the Forum on U.S. Solar Geoengineering Research. The Forum is co-hosted by the Solar Geoengineering Research Program at Harvard University and the Emmett Center on Climate Change and the Environment at the University of California, Los Angeles. It is funded through a generous grant by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. [2]

Achieving the temperature goals set in the Paris agreement means cutting carbon dioxide emissions. One possible complement – not a substitute – is solar geoengineering. What are the benefits, opportunities, and risks of this technology? How can researchers help policy-makers make informed decisions about how and when they should seek to deploy solar geoengineering? [3]

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"Harvard’s Solar Geoengineering Research Program (SGRP)." Harvard University Center for the Environment (2017)
"Forum on U.S. Solar Geoengineering Research." The Conference Center at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (2017)
"Geoengineering: governance implications, technical options and risks." European Forum Alpbach (2017)
"Forum on U.S. Solar Geoengineering Research." Harvard’s Solar Geoengineering Research Program YouTube Channel (2017)

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