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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,

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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

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NASEM report praises the DECIMALS 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

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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 DECIMALS 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

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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

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DECIMALS: 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

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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

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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

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