The Degrees Modelling Fund (DMF) has been selected as one of ten Scale-Up projects of the 2021 Paris Peace Forum. The DMF, which is administered by the Degrees Initiative, supports teams of scientists in developing countries as they research how SRM could affect their regions. The DMF teams have been responsible for the first SRM research projects in South America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Small Island Developing States and Least Developed Countries.
The Paris Peace Forum brings together some of the most important actors in global governance to advance solutions to global challenges. Over 15,000 participants attended the 2021 Forum including heads of state and political leaders—such as French President Emmanuel Macron and US Vice President Kamala Harris—as well as NGO leaders and CEOs of global companies.
Every year, ten promising initiatives that are responding to cross-border challenges are chosen as Scale-Up projects of the Paris Peace Forum. They benefit from dedicated and customised support as they expand their operations and the DMF was selected alongside:
- Coral Reefs of the High Seas Coalition (Conservation International)
- Environmental Impunity Index Latin America (Center on Impunity and Justice)
- Workforce Disclosure Initiative (ShareAction)
- Transforming Aid Delivery with Big Data (Ministry of Digital Economy of Togo, GiveDirectly, Innovations for Poverty Action and the Center for Effective Global Action)
- Supporting Arab Women at the Table (Arab Reform Initiative)
- Civic Space Guardian (Directorio Legislativo)
- Sentinel: A Pandemic Preemption System (African Centre of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases)
- OECD.AI Policy Observatory (OECD)
- Global Cities Fund for Inclusive Response (Mayors Migration Council).
Read more about the outcomes of the 2021 Paris Peace Forum in their wrap-up press release.