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 board on 3 August 2023, […]

Report: SRM engagement workshop in Mexico

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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 (UNAM) and held in April […]

Global South scientists shape the future of SRM modelling at GeoMIP

Degrees Initiative scientists at 13th 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 South Asia. Photo Credit: The […]

Newsletter: Degrees summer update 2023

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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, our April engagement workshop in […]

Outreach workshop: participants from Mexico & Panama explore SRM risks

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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 solar: implicaciones para Centroamérica y […]

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 world of SRM and all […]

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 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

group photo of DMF researchers 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 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 […]