Partnership with the SRMGI Global Forum is going to be one of the unique features of CEC17. The Global Forum will bring to Berlin 40-50 SRMGI meeting participants from around the developing world, where for two days they will work together to consider the next steps for developing country engagement with SRM research and its governance. Because the Global Forum participants have not yet been selected, they have not had the chance to submit session proposals to CEC. Therefore two session slots have been left open for SRMGI participants to propose sessions for. One possibility suggested by the steering group would be a mixer event, where SRMGI participants can meet with established SRM researchers to explore the possibility for future collaboration.
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.