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Degrees spring update 2024

Degrees has published the winter update of our quarterly newsletter. It’s been a busy year for the Degrees Initiative, and it’s great to be able to look back over the last twelve months.

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Looking back on 2023 at the Degrees Initiative

Beginning fresh in 2024, we decided to take a moment to look back on what we have achieved over the last year. 2023 took us around the world from Istanbul to Mexico City to Kigali, building a global community through workshops, events, and research funding.

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Funding awards for development of an African SRM Research Coalition

A team at the University of Cape Town – led by Degrees-funded scientist and research collaborator, Dr Christopher Lennard – have been awarded funding from The Rockefeller Foundation, through its Uncommon Collaborations program with Dalberg Catalyst, to support the exploration of the development of an African Research Coalition on SRM

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Degrees-funded scientists building North-South connections at the ICTP

Two Degrees-funded researchers, Romaric C. Odoulami and Michelle Simões Reboita, recently worked at the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in Trieste, Italy as part of their fellowships with the ICTP Associates Programme. The ICTP is a research, capacity building and science advocacy organisation that facilitates active engagement

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Degrees scientists lead sessions at WCRP Open Science Conference in Rwanda

Degrees funded scientists at the WCRP Open Science Conference, Kigali, Rwanda. From left to right, Thierry Fotso-Nguemo, Michelle Simões Reboita, Frédéric Bonou, Carla Gulizia, Pete Irvine, Temitope Egbebiyi, Romaric Odoulami, Franklin Opijah, Chris Lennard (front). Photo Credit: the Degrees Initiative. Degrees-funded scientists during panel at WCRP Open Science Conference, Rwanda,

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Remembering Prof. Saleemul Huq OBE (1952-2023)

It is with a heavy heart that the Degrees Initiative bids farewell to our friend and colleague Saleemul Huq, who died at his home in Bangladesh on Saturday. He was one of Degrees’ trustees since it became an independent NGO in 2021, and a good friend to Degrees’ predecessor, the SRM Governance Initiative, for many years before that.

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Newsletter: Degrees autumn update 2023

Degrees has published the autumn update of our quarterly newsletter. During this quarter the Degrees Initiative has been busy in Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe. CEO Andy Parker rounds up recent developments in his opening message, highlighting record Global South scientist attendance at GeoMIP, the impressive achievements of Degrees-funded

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Early career DMF scientists centre stage at SRM youth organisation launch

Holly Scoble, Alice Wells, Dr Thelma Krug and Varisha Kahn during virtual panel ‘Young women in SRM’ at SRM Youth Watch launch event September, 2023. Photo Credit: SRM Youth Watch Two early career Degrees Modelling Fund (DMF) scientists, Trisha Patel (South Africa) and Varisha Khan (Pakistan), presented their current research

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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

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Prof. Saleemul Huq appointed to UN Scientific Advisory Board

Photograph of Prof. Saleemul Huq. Photo Credit: International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD). Professor Saleemul Huq, a member of Degrees board of trustees, has been appointed as one of seven external members of a new UN Scientific Advisory Board. UN Secretary-General António Guterres announced the creation of the

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The experience of a young Pakistani scientist at GeoMIP

By Varisha Khan Varisha Khan (Pakistan) presenting SRM’s potential impact on malaria transmission across South Asia. Photo Credit: The Degrees Initiative. Varisha Khan is an early career scientist working with the Degrees Modelling Fund (DMF) team in Pakistan. She attended GeoMIP alongside ten other DMF scientists, from across Africa, Asia

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Report: SRM engagement workshop in Mexico

Day one participants of the UNAM and Degrees Initiative joint workshop on SRM, Mexico City. Photo Credit: UNAM. The official report from Degrees’ engagement workshop in Mexico, titled ‘Geoingeniería solar: implicaciones para Centroamérica y México’, is now available online. The workshop was co-organised with the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

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Global South scientists shape the future of SRM modelling at GeoMIP

DMF scientists Godwin Ayesiga, Frédéric Bonou, Amadou Coulibaly, Temitope Egbebiyi, Alfonso Fernandez, Varisha Khan, Chris Lennard, Romaric Odoulami, Muhammad Shoaib, Md. Abu Syed, Mou Leong Tan attending the 13th GeoMIP meeting in Exeter, UK. Photo Credit: The Degrees Initiative. Varisha Khan (Pakistan) presenting SRM’s potential impact on malaria transmission across

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Newsletter: Degrees summer update 2023

Degrees has published the summer update of our quarterly newsletter. This has been a quarter of team-building, outreach, and planning for the Degrees Initiative as we put together an ambitious strategy to expand our work over the next five years. CEO Andy Parker discusses new additions to the Degrees team,

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Outreach workshop: participants from Mexico & Panama explore SRM risks

Day one participants of the UNAM and Degrees Initiative joint workshop on SRM, Mexico City. Photo Credit: UNAM. NGOs, government agencies and universities from Mexico and Panama met on 18-19 April 2023 to grapple with the challenges raised by climate change and solar radiation modification (SRM). The workshop, titled ‘Geoingeniería

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Job opportunity: hiring a Communications Manager

Duration: Fixed term contract – 12 months with possibility of extension (Full time position) Salary:  £50 – £55k (based on profile and experience) Location: Remote Application deadline: 10th July 2023, at 09:00 Only those with the right to live and work in the UK will be considered. Job Description The Degrees

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Call for proposals: DMF grants for Central America & Mexico

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

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Development community engages with SRM at GEM23

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

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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,

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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

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Global South SRM science in the spotlight at WGS 2023

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDcGTOXCDLk 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’

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DMF paper: Southeast Asia team explores SRM impact on rainfall

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

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DMF scientists co-author UN review on SRM

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

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DMF researchers gather in Istanbul

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

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Report: 2022 Americas conference on SRM

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

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Degrees doubling SRM research in the Global South

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

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Degrees quarterly newsletter is back

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

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Saleemul Huq among Nature’s top 10 who shaped science

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

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Degrees at the fifth Paris Peace Forum

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

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DECIMALS name change to degrees modelling fund

DECIMALS fund changed to the 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

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DMF researcher Inés Camilloni gives TEDx talk

Professor Inés Camilloni, who leads the Degrees Modelling Fund’s research project at the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina, appealed for more research into the potential drawbacks and benefits of SRM in her TEDxRiodelaPlata talk: Geoingeniería solar:¿quién controla el termostato de la Tierra? (Solar geoengineering: who controls the Earth’s thermostat?).

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Degrees briefs the Climate Overshoot Commission

The Degrees Initiative was invited to present its work to the third meeting of the Climate Overshoot Commission (COC) in Cairo, on 19 and 20 November. The Climate Overshoot Commision (COC) is an independent group of eminent global leaders who in 2023 will recommend a strategy to reduce climate risks

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Americas conference on Solar Radiation Modification

On the 24th and 25th of August 2022, the Inter-American Institute (IAI) for Global Change Research held a two-day conference at the University of the West Indies’ headquarters in Kingston, Jamaica. The conference focused on the scientific and socio-political dimensions of solar radiation modification (SRM), and its implications for the

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DMF paper: SRM temperature and precipitation in Africa

DMF Team Côte d’Ivoire Paper Influence of stratospheric aerosol geoengineering on temperature mean and precipitation extremes indices in Africa – International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management, S. Obahoundje, V. H. N’Guessan-Bi, A. Diedhiou, B. Kravitz, J. C. Moore Summary Climate change is leading to increasing temperature extremes around

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Second DMF research residency at Harvard

On 5-8 July 2022 the Harvard Solar Geoengineering Research Program (SGRP) hosted a research residency for Degrees Modelling Fund (DMF) research scientists. The residency offered a unique chance for SRM researchers from around the world to meet in person, share ideas, and develop better ways to explore the impacts of

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DMF researchers lead session at GRC

Gordon Research Conferences (GRC) are prestigious international conferences focused on issues of cutting-edge science and in June there was a Gordon conference focused on SRM. To their credit, the conference organisers made sure that there was a session entirely about SRM impacts in the developing world and we were delighted

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Degrees Modelling Fund – second call for proposals

The Degrees Initiative, in partnership with TWAS, The World Academy of Sciences, is pleased to announce the opening of the second call for proposals for the Degrees Modelling Fund (DMF). The DMF supports teams of scientists in the Global South as they model how solar radiation modification geoengineering (SRM) might

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First SRM study in Latin America

DMF Team Argentina Paper La Plata Basin Hydroclimate Response to Solar Radiation Modification with Stratospheric Aerosol Injection – Frontiers in Climate, Ines Camilloni, Natalia Montroull, Carla Gulizia and Ramiro I. Saurral Summary The La Plata Basin (LPB) is the fifth largest freshwater basin in the world, and a crucial source

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DMF paper: The effect of SRM on malaria risk

DMF Team Bangladesh Paper Solar geoengineering could redistribute malaria risk in developing countries – Nature Communications, C.J. Carlson, R. Colwell, M. S. Hossain, M. M. Rahman, A. Robock, S. J. Ryan, M. S. Alam, C. H. Trisos Summary For billions of people, one of the most urgent impacts of climate

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DMF paper: SRM and meteorological droughts in West Africa

DMF Team Benin Paper Impact of Stratospheric aerosol geoengineering on meteorological droughts in West Africa – Atmosphere, A. E. Alamou, E. Obada, E. I. Biao, E. B. J. Zandagba, C. Y. Da-Allada, F. K. Bonou, E. Baloïtcha, S. Tilmes, P. J. Irvine Summary Climate change is making droughts and floods

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DMF paper: SRM effect on sea surface temperatures

DMF Team Benin Paper Response of the Equatorial Atlantic Cold Tongue to Stratospheric Aerosol Geoengineering – Aerosol Science and Engineering – Y. W. Pomalegni, C. Y. Da-Allada, Z. Sohou, E. Baloïtcha, E. A. Alamou, F. M. Awo, F. Bonou, I. Biao, E. Obada, J. E. Zandagba, S. Tilmes & P.

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New DMF paper: SRM and drought in Africa

DMF Team South Africa Paper Potential impacts of stratospheric aerosol geoengineering on droughts over major river basins in Africa – Climatic Change – Babatunde J. Abiodun, Romaric C. Odoulami, Windmanagda Sawadogo, Olumuyiwa A. Oloniyo, Abayomi A. Abatan, Mark New, Christopher Lennard, Pinto Izidine, Temitope S. Egbebiyi & Douglas G. MacMartin

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Interview with Dr Heri Kuswanto

Introduction Dr Heri Kuswanto, an Associate Professor at the Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS), is the lead author of the first study to look at the implications of Solar Radiation Modification(SRM) in Indonesia.  He and his team took a novel approach to assessing what impact stratospheric aerosol injection, or SAI,

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DMF selected as a Paris Peace Forum Scale-Up project

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

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Degrees is now a registered charity in the UK

After ten years operating as a project based at other institutions, the Degrees Initiative has registered as a charity in England and Wales. This represents a major milestone for the initiative and a major step forward in our plans to scale-up from 2022 onward.

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SRMGI becomes The Degrees Initiative

After a decade as a project housed at other NGOs, the SRM Governance Initiative (SRMGI) has moved into a new phase, establishing as an independent non-profit organisation and changing its name to The Degrees Initiative. Degrees stands for Developing world Governance, Research and Evaluation of SRM. Our mission, vision and

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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

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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

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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

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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,

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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

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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

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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:

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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

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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

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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

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Degrees Modelling Fund: the trillion dollar project (sort of)

In his new book How to Spend a Trillion Dollars, science journalist Rowan Hooper explores how a trillion dollars might be spent on reducing suffering and encouraging human flourishing around the world. In addressing issues such as poverty reduction, global health care, and fighting climate change, Hooper considers ideas as

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Remembering Prof. Laban Ogallo

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Professor Laban Ogallo on 20 November 2020. Laban served as one of the three SRMGI co-chairs from 2017 to 2020 and helped guide the expansion of the initiative in 2018. Born in Kenya in 1950, Laban was a pioneer

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Could SRM help Cape Town avoid ‘Day Zero’ droughts?

Dr Romaric C. Odoulami is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the African Climate and Development Initiative at the University of Cape Town. He is the lead author of a major new SRM study. Photo: Romaric C. Odoulami Beninese climatologist Dr Romaric Odoulami is the lead author of a major new

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Safe Climate Research Initiative Grant

SRMGI (The Degrees Initiative) will be able to expand its work through 2021 thanks to a new grant from SilverLining’s Safe Climate Research Initiative. The research fund provided grants to five SRM research initiatives considered to be outstanding: The National Center for Atmospheric Research Climate and Global Dynamics (CGD) Laboratory The

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Interview with Dr Casimir Y. Da-Allada

Dr Casimir Y. Da Allada is the lead author of the first SRM study to come from an LDC. Photo: Casimir Y. Da Allada In June, Beninese oceanographer Dr Casimir Y. Da-Allada was lead author on the first SRM modelling paper to come from a Least Developed Country. We recently

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Interview with Dr Khalil Karami

Dr Khalil Karami is the lead author of the first SRM modelling study to come from the MENA region. Photo: Khalil Karami In June, the Iran Degrees Modelling Fund (DMF) team led by Dr Khalil Karami published its first SRM research paper.  We talked with Khalil about the study and

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2020 Global Forum postponed

SRMGI (The Degrees Initiative) planned to hold its second Global Forum in Berlin, Germany on 5 and 6 October 2020. In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, it was decided to postpone the Global Forum to Spring 2021. The Global Forum is our flagship conference bringing together selected participants from past workshops

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Recognising our volunteers

SRMGI (The Degrees Initiative) has been the product of a global community and our work is only made possible thanks to the contributions of volunteers from around the world. These extraordinary people are now recognised on our website and we thank them for their years of invaluable help, providing free expert

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Proceedings: US National Academies workshop on SRM research governance

In September 2019, our Project Director Andy Parker was invited to present to the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s panel on SRM governance. His comments were published recently in the session proceedings. Reflecting on his experiences working on SRMGI (The Degrees Initiative), Andy argued that building developing country capacity

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First SRM study from the MENA region

The Iran Degrees Modelling Fund team just published their first study in Geophysical Research Letters, exploring how SRM could affect storm tracks in the MENA region. Analysing modelling data from the GLENS project, the study finds that SRM could partially offset the poleward shift of storm tracks induced by global warming,

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First SRM study from an LDC

Today, the Benin Degrees Modelling Fund team published their first paper in Earth’s Future, exploring how SRM could affect the West African monsoon. Using modelling data from the GLENS project, the study finds that SRM would reduce climate-caused disruptions to rainfall in the Northern Sahel and Southern Sahel. However, it

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Interview with Dr Izidine Pinto

Dr Izidine Pinto is the lead author of the first SRM modelling study from Africa. Photo: Izidine Pinto In January, global SRM research reached an important milestone: the publication of the world’s first African research paper on solar geoengineering. The paper’s lead author was Mozambican climatologist Dr Izidine Pinto, working with

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First African SRM research paper

January saw a landmark for the global evaluation of SRM and also a landmark for SRMGI (The Degrees Initiative). A research team based at the University of Cape Town published the first African research paper on SRM, and first to come from our Degrees Modelling Fund. Entitled “Africa’s Climate Response

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First three African master’s theses on SRM

We extend our congratulations to Wilfred Francis Domingo and Olabi Léonard Worou from Benin. Along with José Ricardo Kouakou from Côte d’Ivoire, they became the first African students to defend master’s theses on SRM in 2019. Wilfred Francis’s thesis explored with the possible impacts of SRM on the variability of

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Dr Leonardo Clarke presents to the CORDEX conference

In October, Dr Leonardo Clarke presented his research at a conference of the Coordinated Regional Downscaling Experiment initiative (CORDEX) in Beijing with support from SRMGI (The Degrees Initiative). CORDEX is a major international project for modelling regional climate impacts, under the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP). Leonardo is PI of the Jamaica

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Harvard research residencies

The Harvard Solar Geoengineering Research Program is the world’s largest SRM research group and it runs a rolling programme of short term research residencies for leading researchers. In September it hosted a special two-week residency for Degrees Modelling Fund (DMF) scientists. Four researchers made the trip to Cambridge, Massachusetts: Dr

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SRM summer school in Beijing

From 12-16 August, Beijing Normal University held a week-long summer school focused on modelling the impacts that SRM could have on developing countries. Thirteen Degrees Modelling Fund (DMF) scientists attended the Beijing Summer School 2019, representing seven of the eight projects: Casimir Da Allada (Benin) Sharif Hossein (Bangladesh) Alioune Badra

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Supporting the Banff summer school

SRMGI (The Degrees Initiative) was pleased to support to the Sixth International Geoengineering Governance Summer School, held in Banff, Canada, in August. The school was organised by Prof. Ted Parson and colleagues at UCLA, and the SRMGI/Degrees funding helped them meet their goals of strong representation from the Global South. Participants from

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Using WRF to simulate regional SRM impacts

In June, SRMGI (The Degrees Initiative) supported Chris Lennard’ trip to the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Colorado, where he worked for a week with Dr Simone Tilmes and her colleague Dr Jimy Dudhia. Chris is a climatologist at the University of Cape Town and is co-PI of

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Intelligence Squared debate on SRM

Anjali Viswamohanan is a Chevening scholar at Oxford University and a lawyer by training, and she first came into the world of SRM geoengineering through the SRMGI (The Degrees Initiative) process. She was working at the Council on Energy, Environment and Water in Delhi (CEEW), when SRMGI/Degrees partnered on an engagement

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