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 […]

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 […]

Two DMF scientists appointed IPCC Vice-Chairs

Photographs of Prof. Inés Camilloni and Prof. Nana Ama Browne Klutse. Photo credit: the Degrees Initiative Degrees Modelling Fund (DMF) scientists Prof. Inés Camilloni and Prof. Nana Ama Browne Klutse have been appointed as Vice-Chairs for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group I. This working group examines the physical science basis underpinning […]

Call for proposals: DMF grants for Central America & Mexico

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Cancún, Mexico – Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission. 16 April 2021 Credit: ESA, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO 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 research to understand […]

Development community engages with SRM at GEM23

photo of Andy Park and Ines Camilloni and GEM23 Harvard

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 […]