Solar Radiation Modification: Governance challenges & options considering interests of climate vulnerable countries

This session at the 2021 Gobeshona Global Conference explored the policy status of Solar Radiation Modification (SRM), in particular Stratospheric Aerosol Injection (SAI); the potential options considering interests of highly vulnerable countries in this specific domain; and how vulnerable nations can strengthen voices and participation in shaping research and designing the governance for any research on and potential use of SRM/SAI. This session was co-organised by the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) and the Carnegie Climate Governance (C2G).


  • Saleemul Huq, Director, International Centre for Climate Change and Development and Chair, CVF Expert Advisory Group
  • Janos Pasztor, Executive Director, C2G
  • Leah Wanambwa, Senior Policy Officer, Division of Environment, Climate Change, Water and Land Management at the African Union Commission
  • Ambuj D. Sagar, Vipula and Mahesh Chaturvedi Professor of Policy Studies & Head, School of Public Policy, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
  • Mohammed Mofizur Rahman, Research Associate, Institute for Technology and Resources Management in the Tropics and Subtropic, Cologne University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • Emmanuel Tachie-Obeng, Environmental Protection Agency-Ghana and Fellow, Global Center on Adaptation
  • Mark Lynas, author, journalist and environmental activist and visiting fellow at Cornell Alliance for Science
  • Moderator: Red Constantino, Executive Director, International Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities and Deputy Co-Chair, CVF Expert Advisory Group

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