Harvard’s Solar Geoengineering Research Program

Founding Year: 2017



Gernot Wagner (Executive Director)

As part of the Harvard University Center for the Environment, this program “aims to further critical research on both the science and governance of solar geoengineering.” To accomplish this, they want to produce research that pushes the technology frontier by improving its effectiveness and reducing its risks while exploring “governance options and social implications.” They host events like reading groups, discussions, seminars, workshops, forums, etc.


  • Fellowships
  • Research grants
  • Residency
  • Visiting scholars


  • Solar Geoengineering and Global Climate Governance under the Paris Agreement
  • The Ethical and Political Dimensions of Solar Geoengineering
  • Public Attitudes of Solar Geoengineering
  • Stratospheric Controlled Perturbation Experiment (SCoPEx)
  • Governance of Solar Geoengineering: Advancing Understanding and Action


  • Academic articles, reports and papers
  • News articles, blogs

Harvard’s Solar Geoengineering Research Program contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals

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