Dr. Holly Lawford-Smith involved in new Leverhulme Major Research Centre on Climate Change
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.
From 2018-2022 the project will fund a PhD Studentship in the Philosophy Department.
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