Publication: Chapter on SRM and cocoa production in Nigeria

Envisat satellite captures the lower Niger River system in Nigeria, 2007. Photo Credit: ESA The 2018 South African Degrees Modelling Fund team has published a new book chapter with Temitope Egbebiyi as the lead author. The chapter models the impacts of both climate change and solar radiation modification (SRM) on cocoa production in Nigeria. Cocoa […]

Inés Camilloni contributes to UNESCO ethics report on SRM

Ines Camilloni in the Widener Library, Harvard University – July, 2022. Credit: The Degrees Initiative. Degrees-funded climate scientist Inés Camilloni is a member of a UNESCO commission that has published a new report on the ethical dimensions of climate engineering technologies, including solar radiation modification (SRM). Inés was elected to the World Commission of UNESCO […]

Babatunde Abiodun and other Degrees collaborators in the spotlight at RFF conference

Degrees collaborators at event

Degrees research collaborators during opening panel at Resources for the Future event, 28 September 2023. Photo Credit: the Degrees Initiative. In a two-day conference, Degrees’ research collaborators, its CEO, and other leading experts gathered in New York to discuss solar radiation modification (SRM). Titled “Solar Geoengineering Futures: Interdisciplinary Research to Inform Decision-making”, it was hosted […]

Degrees scientists lead sessions at WCRP Open Science Conference in Rwanda

Degrees funded scientists at the WCRP Open Science Conference, Kigali, Rwanda. From left to right, Thierry Fotso-Nguemo, Michelle Simões Reboita, Frédéric Bonou, Carla Gulizia, Pete Irvine, Temitope Egbebiyi, Romaric Odoulami, Franklin Opijah, Chris Lennard (front). Photo Credit: the Degrees Initiative. Degrees-funded scientists during panel at WCRP Open Science Conference, Rwanda, Kigali. Photo Credit: The Degrees […]

Remembering Prof. Saleemul Huq OBE (1952-2023)

Prof. Saleemul Huq

Photograph of Prof. Saleemul Huq. Photo Credit: International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD). It is with a heavy heart that the Degrees Initiative bids farewell to our friend and colleague Saleemul Huq, who died at his home in Bangladesh on Saturday. He was one of Degrees’ trustees since it became an independent NGO […]

Degrees launches world’s first research fund for SRM social science in the Global South

Beijing Copernicus Sentinel-2 image, 3 May 2016. Credit: ESA, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO Today, the Degrees Initiative kick-starts a pioneering new fund for solar radiation modification (SRM) research in the social sciences. The new Socio-Political Fund marks a major expansion of Degrees’ work, becoming the first-ever research fund aimed exclusively at researchers in the Global […]

Newsletter: Degrees autumn update 2023

Degrees has published the autumn update of our quarterly newsletter. During this quarter the Degrees Initiative has been busy in Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe. CEO Andy Parker rounds up recent developments in his opening message, highlighting record Global South scientist attendance at GeoMIP, the impressive achievements of Degrees-funded early career scientists and recent […]

The Degrees Initiative announces a new Chair of the Board and two new Trustees

Oliver Morton (top), Mohammed Mofizur Rahman (left), Pauliina Murphy (right). Image Credit: The Degrees Initiative. The Degrees’ Board of Trustees has moved to a new stage. After over a decade of working with the organisation in its various iterations, a long-standing friend and Chair of the Degrees Board, Prof. John Shepherd has stepped down (read […]

Early career DMF scientists centre stage at SRM youth organisation launch

Holly Scoble, Alice Wells, Dr Thelma Krug and Varisha Kahn during virtual panel ‘Young women in SRM’ at SRM Youth Watch launch event September, 2023. Photo Credit: SRM Youth Watch Two early career Degrees Modelling Fund (DMF) scientists, Trisha Patel (South Africa) and Varisha Khan (Pakistan), presented their current research during the launch event for […]