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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

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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

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First SRM study from the MENA region

The Iran DECIMALS 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

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First SRM study from an LDC

Today, the Benin DECIMALS 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

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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

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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

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DECIMALS at the AGU

Earlier this month, SRMGI supported the South Africa DECIMALS team to present their work to the American Geophysical Union fall meeting in San Francisco.

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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

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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

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