Solar Geoengineering: Public Policy and Geopolitical Considerations

IIEA25th September 20191min
Professor Keith examines the public policy and geopolitical implications of solar geoengineering as a method of combating climate change.



As global leaders seek solutions to the issue of rising global temperatures, a growing interest and debate has emerged on the topic of ‘solar geoengineering’ – the possibility of deliberately reflecting sunlight back into space to help combat climate change. In his address to the IIEA, Professor David Keith examines this novel concept and assess its geopolitical and public policy implications.

About the Speaker:

David Keith has worked near the interface between climate science, energy technology, and public policy since 1991. Best known for his work on the science, technology, and public policy of solar geoengineering, Professor Keith led the development of Harvard’s Solar Geoengineering Research Program. He is a Professor at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and at the Harvard Kennedy School, and founder of Carbon Engineering, a Canadian company developing technology to capture CO2 from ambient air.