Dr. Holly Lawford-Smith involved in new Leverhulme Major Research Centre on Climate ChangeHolly

Dr. Holly Lawford-Smith has played a role in the University of Sheffield's successful bid for £10 million funding for a Leverhulme Major Research Centre.

The Leverhulme Centre for Climate Change Mitigation, directed by Professor David Beerling, will focus on developing the technology of Enhanced Rock Weathering, as a mechanism for safely removing large amounts of CO2 from the atmosphere, in order to cool the planet and mitigate ocean acidification.

Obligations and responsibilities

Dr. Lawford-Smith is one of ten key collaborators in the project across the University of Sheffield (and one of seventeen across four universities). She will continue her work on individuals' climate-related obligations and the ethics of human responsibilities toward the environment, and develop new work on the ethics of geoengineering in general, and Enhanced Rock Weathering in particular.

PhD studentship

From 2018-2022 the project will fund a PhD Studentship in the Philosophy Department.

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