The Degrees Initiative at the Paris Peace Forum 2021

The Degrees Initiative will be taking part in the Paris Peace Forum from 11 to 13 November 2021. Following a call for proposals earlier this year, our initiative was selected to be featured among 80 other solutions for peace. Participants will be able to visit our virtual booth throughout the event. On Saturday from 15:30 to […]

Three new teams awarded DMF grants

Three new teams have just been awarded Degrees Modelling Fund (DMF) grants in Bangladesh, Kenya and the Philippines. Congratulations and welcome to them! Altogether, 15 new scientists will research the potential impacts of SRM on their regions from 2021 to 2023: In Bangladesh, the team led by Dr Abu Syed (Centre for Rediscovered and Redefined […]

New DMF research collaborators

We are delighted to announce that three renowned scientists are joining the Degress Modelling Fund (DMF) pool of collaborators to work with the southern scientists funded through our programme. Prof. Alan Robock from Rutgers University, Dr Mari Tye from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), and Dr Daniele Visioni from Cornell University are joining […]

First study from Southeast Asia

On 19 September 2021, Heri Kuswanto and his team published the first scientific paper on SRM from Indonesia and from the entire region of Southeast Asia. It investigates how SRM could affect temperatures and humidity over Indonesia. Climate change is projected to increase extreme temperatures in tropical regions such as Indonesia, but  few studies have explored […]

Six DMF teams to continue their studies until 2023

We are pleased to announce that six Degrees Modelling Fund (DMF) projects will be continuing their research until the end of 2023. These DMF projects started in 2018 and they have already begun to change the face of global SRM research. Since 2018, DMF projects have been responsible for the first scientific studies of SRM in […]

Our work commended by Nature

Our approach to capacity-building around SRM was singled out for commendation in a Nature editorial this week. The piece notes that SRM has the potential to significantly reduce climate risks if employed as a short-term measure, but it could have serious, damaging side effects. In light of such large uncertainties, it supports the US National Academy […]

Our insights reflected in NASEM report

In September 2019, our Director Andy Parker was invited to present to the panel of the US National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM). In his comments, Andy emphasised the importance of capacity-building in the Global South, where our work has led the world for a decade. He advised: The current North-South disparity over […]

NASEM report praises the Degrees Modelling Fund

The US National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) today published a major policy report on SRM: Reflecting Sunlight. The 311-page publication is the most comprehensive report on SRM to-date. It is exploring the scientific and socio-political dimensions of SRM and making dozens of recommendations on topics such as research and governance. We were […]

First SRM paper from the Caribbean

On 11 March 2021, another global milestone for SRM evaluation was reached when the Jamaican Degrees Modelling Fund team published the first SRM research paper from the Caribbean region. It was also the first paper from a Small Island Developing State. The team is led by Dr Leonardo Clarke and is based at the University […]

First workshop in Iran

On 5 March 2021, SRMGI (The Degrees Initiative) and the Center for Research in Climate Change and Global Warming (CRCC) of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences (IASBS) based in Zanjan co-organised the first participatory workshop on SRM (virtually) held in Iran. The meeting was conducted in Farsi and English and gathered 18 […]