Exploring the Stakeholder’s Perceptions of Solar Geoengineering in Developing Countries

This working paper reviews results from a survey administered to Nigerian, Kenyan, and Pakistani participants about their perceptions and opinions about climate change and solar geoengineering.



Sept. 5, 2023


Athar Hussain, Hassaan Fayyaz Khan Sipra, Abdul Waheed, and Kingsley Eghonghon Ukhurebor


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The idea of solar geoengineering (SG) remains an elusive one, particularly in several of those developing countries that are most affected by climate change (CC). This knowledge gap can be addressed by identifying the perception of CC and then introducing and soliciting feedback on SG from a select group of developing countries. Building upon an earlier attempt to achieve these aims, a new group of three developing countries in the Global South (Pakistan, Nigeria, and Kenya) was selected to examine their perspective via more than 1,000 responses. Descriptive and inferential results indicate significant differences within the Global South on awareness of CC, SG, and deployment of sulfate aerosols as a measure to delay the harshest effects of CC.


Athar Hussain

COMSATS University Islamabad

Hassaan Fayyaz Khan Sipra

COMSATS University Islamabad

Abdul Waheed

COMSATS University Islamabad.

Kingsley Eghonghon Ukhurebor

Edo State University

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