Parker, Andy

Andy Parker is a research fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs in the Harvard Kennedy School, where his research focuses on the governance and politics of research into solar geoengineering. Before moving to Harvard he spent four years as a senior policy advisor at the Royal Society, leading the Society's work on geoengineering, including the production of the 2009 report Geoengineering the Climate, and the SRM Governance Initiative (SRMGI). As a central figure with SRMGI since its inception in 2010 he has planned and run geoengineering outreach meetings in India, China, Pakistan, Senegal, South Africa and Ethiopia. He was also a member of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity's expert working group on geoengineering and co-led the Royal Society's policy work on climate change, environment and energy. Previously, he researched and wrote on human security for the Canadian government and worked in home energy efficiency. Andy has an M.Sc. in international policy analysis from the University of Bath and a B.Sc. in psychology from the University of Warwick (both UK).