Alessandro Veneri

Economics PhD @ European University Institute
Pursuing a doctoral degree (e.g. PhD)
0Joined Aug 2022



I've engaged with EA ideas since late 2015. I have signed up for the Try Giving Pledge for the years 2016-2017 and took part in the 2020 EA Student Summit. During 2022, I declined a position to serve as research analyst for the Forethought Foundation in order to pursue a PhD in economics at EUI.


Hello Karthik, lovely post. I recommend you to check out what the guys at MEER are doing. This non-profit org focusses on installing solar reflectors in low-income countries. Note that their solution serves both adaptation and mitigation purposes, as it contributes to lowering temperatures while marginally increasing the albedo effect. The approach promises to be cheap and scalable; what's more, the technology is passive, i.e. does not need electricity access. 
I would really love to see more work done on what would climate adaptation projects need to accomplish in order to make GiveWell's list.