Call for Proposals: DMF Grants for Central America & Mexico

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Romaric Odoulami at the DMF research residency at Harvard, USA – July 2022. Photo Credit: The Degrees Initiative. The Degrees Initiative is launching a special open call for proposals for scientists in Central America and Mexico. Grants of up to USD 75,000 are available for research teams from this region interested in undertaking climate modelling […]

Development community engages with SRM at GEM23

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Degrees CEO Andy Parker and DMF scientist Inés Camilloni at GEM23: Growing in a Green World in May 2023 at Harvard University, USA. Photo Credits: The Degrees Initiative. How could solar radiation modification (SRM) be governed in a way that supports the economic, environmental and social priorities of the Global South? The Degrees Initiative introduced […]

DMF scientists respond to NYT opinion piece on SRM

On 18 April, the New York Times published an opinion piece by Prof. Chukwumerije Okereke titled “My Continent Is Not Your Giant Climate Laboratory”. The piece contained a number of misleading statements about efforts to support research and governance of solar radiation modification (SRM) around Africa—efforts from organisations like Degrees, Carnegie Climate Governance Initiative (C2G) […]

DMF Paper: Benin team explores impact of SRM on sea surface temperature

West Africa around the Guld of Guinea – ENVISAT (2012). Credit: ESA A team of DMF-funded scientists in Benin found that SRM could reduce the impacts of global warming on sea surface temperatures in the Gulf of Guinea, both due to a reduction of solar radiation, and also due to its effect on wind patterns. […]

Newsletter: Degrees Spring Update 2023

Degrees’ quarterly newsletter is back with a spring 2023 update. This year is shaping up to be a pivotal year for the SRM discussion and Degrees’ work has never been more important. Degrees has been busy over the past few months, and CEO Andy Parker outlines recent developments in the world of SRM and all […]

Five Global South SRM experts join DMF research collaborator programme

Degrees is delighted to welcome five leading SRM modellers from the Global South as research collaborators for our new DMF research projects. Their addition marks an important milestone in our mission to build a global community of SRM experts. The research collaborator programme pairs new SRM teams with experienced SRM modellers and it has been […]

Global South SRM science in the spotlight at WGS 2023

Pete Irvine at WGS 2023 Degrees Science Advisor Pete Irvine highlighted the need for more SRM expertise in the Global South at the World Government Summit (WGS) in Dubai, UAE, from 13 – 15 February 2023.  Noting that the Global South had the most to gain or lose from SRM decisions, he said Degrees’ goal was to ‘build a […]

DMF paper: Southeast Asia team explores SRM impact on rainfall

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Palm oil plantations in East Kalimantan, Indonesia – Copernicus Sentinel-2 (2019) Credit: ESA, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO. A DMF-funded team in Indonesia with members from across Southeast Asia – including Malaysia and Vietnam – have published new research on the impacts of solar radiation modification (SRM) on floods and droughts in the region. The paper’s […]

DMF scientists co-author UN review on SRM

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Three Degrees Modelling Fund (DMF) scientists were amongst nine co-authors of a report published by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), exploring issues around the research and governance of SRM. The report is titled “One Atmosphere: An Independent Expert Review on Solar Radiation Modification Research and Deployment”. Prof. Govindasamy Bala of the Indian Institute of Science […]

DMF researchers gather in Istanbul

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Photograph of DMF researchers, research collaborators and staff at the research planning workshop. Istanbul, Turkey 2023. A new cohort of DMF scientists met with the class of 2018 for three days of induction, planning and discussion at Degrees’ research planning workshop in Istanbul, from 24-26 January 2023. The meeting marked the starting point for DMF’s […]