To date most SRM research has taken place in Europe and America but this is beginning to change quite quickly. This session will showcase social and physical science research across Asia, featuring speakers from India, China, Japan and the Philippines.
Andy Parker is a research fellow at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies and the project director for the SRM Governance Initiative (SRMGI). He has a background in climate policy and has worked on solar geoengineering for over eight years, including as a research fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School and a senior policy adviser at the Royal Society. He was also a member of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity’s expert working group on geoengineering.
Nigel Moore is Manager of Global Programs and Initiatives at the Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy, located at the University of Waterloo in Canada. He currently manages an international consortium of institutions working to address energy poverty with renewable energy solutions. Previously he spent five years in the field of climate engineering at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (Germany), the Oxford Geoengineering Programme (UK) and the Centre for International Governance Innovation (Canada). The focus of his work on climate engineering is the governance of research, particularly the application of the principle of transparency through mechanisms of research disclosure. In his previous capacities he has created an online library of reference material on CE and has been involved in the organization of conferences, summer schools, workshops, and public seminars aimed at increasing the availability of reliable information about CE to interested publics and providing venues for deepened discussions amongst experts. He was also a member of the CEC14 Steering Committee.
Masa Sugiyama is an associate professor at the Policy Alternatives Research Institute, The University of Tokyo. His recent research focuses on public engagement (particularly from an Asian perspective) and governance of solar geoengineering as well as integrated assessment of mitigation.
Shinichiro Asayama is a JSPS research fellow at Faculty of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University, Japan. Thorough interpretative social science analysis, his research focuses on studying the role of discourses, framings, narratives, imaginaries and worldviews in shaping public debates around the science-politics interface of climate change, such as the IPCC, CCS and geoengineering.