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 […]

Report: 2022 Americas conference on SRM

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Participants of the Americas Conference on Solar Radiation Modification, Kingston Jamaica, Photo Credit: The Degrees Initiative The official report of the 2-day Americas Conference on Solar Radiation Modification held on 24th and 25th of August 2022 is now available. You can read more about the conference here. The report is titled ‘Report of the Americas […]

Degrees doubling SRM research in the Global South

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DMF researchers, collaborators and DI staff at a workshop in Istanbul, Turkey 2023. Credit: Degrees Initiative The Degrees Initiative today announced a major expansion in developing country research into the impacts of solar radiation modification (SRM). The new projects—across Africa, Asia and South America—will more than double the number of research teams exploring how SRM […]

Degrees quarterly newsletter is back

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Degrees’ quarterly newsletter is back with a December 2022 update, after a busy 18 months of transforming our initiative into an independent NGO. CEO Andy Parker outlines the big changes since our last newsletter, while the news section covers some of the events around the world which have helped to put the Global South at […]

Saleemul Huq among Nature’s top 10 who shaped science

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Prof. Saleemul Huq, a longstanding friend of the Degrees Initiative and member of our board of trustees, has been recognised by Nature as one of 10 key people who helped shape science in 2022.  Nature listed Prof. Huq as a ‘Climate Revolutionary’ for his efforts to convince wealthy countries to pay developing countries for the […]

Degrees at the fifth Paris Peace Forum

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The Paris Peace Forum is a high-level annual gathering that supports international cooperation to address global problems. In 2021, the Degrees initiative was chosen as one of ten Scale-Up projects of the Peace Forum, receiving a year of tailored advice and support that was invaluable during the transformation into an independent NGO. We were also […]

DECIMALS fund changed to the Degrees Modelling Fund

DECIMALS name change to degrees modelling fund

As SRMGI has become the Degrees Initiative, the name of our modelling fund has changed too and the DECIMALS Fund will now be known as the Degrees Modelling Fund (DMF). The DMF will be doing everything that DECIMALS did – supporting teams of scientists in the Global South as they explore how SRM could affect […]