This Initiative

This website informs about the call for an International Non-Use Agreement on Solar Geoengineering launched on January 17, 2022. This call is based on an Open Letter directed at governments and the United Nations, but also open for endorsement and support by civil society organizations, from environmentalists, human rights organizations, and national and international research institutions.

To date, 370+ academics from 50+ countries have supported our call. 

Below you meet the members of the Coordinating Group for this initiative.

Coordinating Group

Meet the Coordinating Group of the initiative for a Solar Geoengineering Non-Use Agreement.

Prof. Wolfgang Cramer

Professor, Director of CNRS, Mediterranean Institute for Biodiversity and Ecology (IMBE), Member of Academie d’Agriculture de France

Prof. Louis Kotzé

Research Professor, North-West University South Africa; Senior Professorial Fellow in Earth System Law, Lancaster; Klaus Töpfer Sustainability Fellow, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Potsdam

Prof. Chukwumerije Okereke

Professor of Climate Governance and International Development and Director of the Centre for Climate Change and Development at the Alex-Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike

Dr. Dana Ruddigkeit

Researcher and Policy Advisor for Public International Law, Department Sustainability Strategies and Sustainable Resource Use – German Environment Agency

Prof. David Schlosberg

Director, Sydney Environment Institute and Professor of Environmental Politics, University of Sydney. Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences of Australia; Member of Expert Working group on Just Adaptation, Future Earth Australia and the Australian Academy of Science.

Prof. Stacy D. VanDeveer

Professor and Department Chair, Conflict Resolution, Human Security and Global Governance, Mc­Cormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, University of Massachusetts Boston

Dr. Margaretha Wewerinke-Singh

Associate Professor of Sustainability Law at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Adjunct Senior Lecturer in Environmental Law, Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development, The University of the South Pacific, Fiji

Management Team

The Management Team runs the day-to-day operations of the initiative for an International Solar Geoengineering Non-Use Agreement.