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Virtual Workshop I: Science Basics of Climate Change and SRM

August 6 @ 13:00 17:00 South Africa

Agenda for Workshop I

The onslaught of climate impacts is rising as the world shows no signs of slowing down its emissions before a temperature overshoot beyond 1.5°C occurs. 

Within this context, The Alliance for Just Deliberation on Solar Geoengineering is partnering with The African Climate Foundation (ACF), invites you to participate in a series of virtual workshops focusing on the critical issues surrounding the growing conversation around Solar Radiation Modification (SRM), from an African perspective. While the potential impacts for SRM on temperature are clear, global, regional and local impacts on precipitation, agriculture, geopolitics, socioeconomic security and multiple other facets remain uncertain. As momentum in this field is growing, these workshops aim to increase understanding and facilitate informed discussions on SRM, especially among African nations, where its impacts, if implemented, would be most significantly felt. 

As with all of DSG’s workshops, these workshops are not advocacy-oriented but are part of our broader effort to enhance the capacity and knowledge of African stakeholders in the field of SRM in an unbiased way, ensuring that their voices are heard in global research and governance discussions. Participants will have the opportunity to engage with experts offering various views on these climate intervention techniques and learn how and where to contribute towards building African narratives on SRM. Read the concept note for additional details.

If you’re interested in participating, please RSVP here by 15 July 2024. We will provide the link to join the virtual meeting rooms and a set of pre-reading materials one week prior to each workshop to help familiarize you with the topics to be discussed.

This workshop series will be followed by a third in-person, invite-only workshop in Cape Town in October 2024 (date to be determined) that will focus on co-creating South African stakeholders’ perspectives on SRM. Participation in the virtual workshop will provide a critical baseline to inform invitations for the in-person workshop.