Role of Sub-state Actors in Solar Geoengineering Governance


Wednesday, May. 01, 2019

In a recent article, Sikinah Jinhah, Simon Nicholson, and Jane Flegal review the literature on the governance of solar radiation geoengineering. They argue that in the absence of federal laws and policies, U.S. states that have been leaders in climate governance then play an increasingly important role in the development of solar radiation management (SRM) research governance. States should then, the authors argue, develop an advisory board to oversee SRM research in their respective states. These commissions could lend legitimacy to SRM research, increased public engagement, and means to spread governance mechanisms across state boundaries.

Read the full article in the Journal of Ethics, Policy & Environment.