FUNDING FOR RESEARCH OF TECHNOLOGIES & METHODOLOGIES WHICH POSSESS THE ABILITIES TO LESSEN THE NEAR TERM IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE
- A GLOBAL PRIORITY -
GLOBAL RESEARCH ALLIANCE
The Global Research Alliance seeks to gain Pledges or Contributions for Geoengineering and other Near Term Climate Change Mitigation Research from,
The Pledge Fund, will consist of pledges, each being between US$25,000 - $1 million, from Research Donors who will have the choice to either Manage or Co-Manage their Pledge.
** Donors do not make any cash contributions until they identify a Research Project which they want to support. This may take up to 12 months, and should make it easy for corporations to build their Pledges into their existing, and yearly budgets.
DONOR MANAGED PLEDGES
Each month the Global Research Alliance will submit a number of Research Projects for Research Donor's consideration.
In instances where Researchers are asking for substantial Funding for their research, the Global Research Alliance will first make a visit to their research facility, to verify various parts of their submissions, before their Research Funding Request is submitted to Donors.
The Global Research Alliance will ensure that all 'Requests for Research Funding,' are submitted to Donors on a standard 'Request for Research Funding Form' which will include,
The Research Question
A general synopsis of the Research Project,
The strengths of the Research Team
Expected outcomes of the Research
Timeline of the Research
Budget of Research Project
SWOT analysis of the Research
How could the Research be implemented if successful.
Impacts of the implementation.
Short video presentation of the project. (optional)
DONOR CO-MANAGED PLEDGES
Donor Co-Managed Pledges entails all of the above points of Managed Pledges.
However Donors can chose to have the Global Research Alliance undertake some of management, audit and selection processes.
THE CONTRIBUTION FUND
Research Donors whom wish to directly contribute to Geoengineering Research can contribute to the Research Contribution Fund.
Contributions from Research Donors to the Research Contribution Fund will range from US$20,000 - US$100,000.
The Geoengineering Contribution Fund will be utilized to fund,
Small Grants to assist fund the writing of large Funding Proposals for Researchers wishing to submit to Donors within the Donor Pledge Fund.
Small Grants for Geoengineering Research Start-ups
Small Grants to assist Researchers present the findings of their Research at International Forums.
Small Grants for Field Trips &/or Trials related to their Research
Small Grants to Geoengineering Research Organisations or Associations, staging Information Seminars or Conferences.
GLOBAL RESEARCH ALLIANCE
Every corporation, industry, and nation (except Bhutan) is contributing in some way to anthropogenic climate change. And it is highly unlikely that the vast majority of these industries and nations will attain carbon neutrality within 20 years. Hence it is critically important that all industries and nations are seen to be supporting efforts by our global scientific community to research technologies and methodologies which could potentially lessen the horrific impacts of that which they are helping to create.
Investing into Researching and Developing near term climate change mitigation Technologies and Methodologies, may not have an immediate financial return for companies. However in a few years time, governments and companies will directly benefit from their investments, by way of dramatically reducing the economic costs of storm and flood damage to their operations, employees, supply chains and customers.
Each year The Global Research Alliance will write and circulate to Donors, Supporters and the global media, a White Paper which will clearly communicate the important contribution the Global Research Alliance and its Donors and Supporters, have over the course of the year, made to Researching and Developing technologies and methodologies which have the potential to dramatically lessen the devastating and costly impacts of anthropogenic climate change.
Installing solar energy and decarbonizing demonstrates that nations, cities and industries have a clear, proactive long term climate change strategy. Investing into researching geoengineering and near term solutions to the impacts of climate change demonstrates your nation or company has identified the immediate threats to your economy or business, and is taking major steps to minimize the predicted impacts.
The Global Research Alliance will prepare a draft Board Paper for each Donor which imparts the worth and benefits of their direct involvement in the Research Alliance.
Participation in the Research Alliance will reinforce your company's environmental position, at a time when 45% of consumers are willing to pay more for a product “from a company known for being environmentally friendly.” The percentage of those willing to pay more for environmentally friendly products, is highest among younger consumers.
Each Donor will be presented with a
'Certificate of Appreciation'
'Bronze Bust of Guy Callendar'
2019 Global Research Alliance World Congress.