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

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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 […]

Degrees doubling SRM research in the Global South

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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 research teams exploring how SRM […]

Degrees quarterly newsletter is back

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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 put the Global South at […]

Saleemul Huq among Nature’s top 10 who shaped science

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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 pay developing countries for the […]

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 varied as universal basic income, […]