Global South SRM science in the spotlight at WGS 2023

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Degrees Science Advisor Pete Irvine highlighted the need for more SRM expertise in the Global South at the World Government Summit (WGS) in Dubai, UAE, from 13 – 15 February 2023. 

Noting that the Global South had the most to gain or lose from SRM decisions, he said Degrees’ goal was to ‘build a body of knowledge and expertise that is centred in developing nations, so that they can advise their governments to help them form evidence-informed views on this topic, to make up their own minds whether they want to reject or support it’. 

The panel, titled Global Governance of Large-scale Climate Change Mitigation Technologies, included:

  • Lloyd Whitman (Moderator) – Senior Director, Atlantic Council 
  • Janos Pasztor – Executive Director, Carnegie Climate Governance Initiative (C2G)
  • Peter Irvine – Science Advisor, The Degrees Initiative, Lecturer in Climate Change and Solar Geoengineering, University College London (UCL)
  • Sophie Hildebrand – Chief Technology Officer, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC)

You can watch the full session in the video above and Pete discusses Degrees’ work at 33:10. You can find out more about the World Government Summit on their website here.

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