SRM Youth Watch is a youth-led initiative that emerged from a year-long series of activities within the Youth Voices for Emerging Climate Governance project, where we learnt about solar radiation modification (SRM) from world-renowned scientists, civil society leaders and policymakers. We also engaged in several outreach activities, including organising events, participating in SRM fieldwork and workshops, and writing policy briefs.
Concerned about the lack of global governance for SRM, but also the lack of awareness about it from young citizens and future decision makers, our primary focus is to enhance the knowledge and build capacity of young people in the science and governance of SRM technologies. As it starts being addressed in relevant fora worldwide, it is crucial that more young people are knowledgeable on the topic to both participate in discussions and be empowered to make decisions in the near future.
SRM Youth Watch maintains a neutral stance on all decisions related to the research and potential deployment of SRM techniques and technologies. We seek to provide young people globally with access to diverse, balanced, evidence-based information to engage critically and constructively in discussions and decision-making about SRM governance.
We also seek to support and host other SRM related initiatives led by young people happening around the globe, such as workshops, research, audiovisual projects and awareness-raising events. We’d love to support your ideas, get in touch with us here!