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.
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.