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The Degrees Initiative — General Support (2021)

Organization Name 
Award Date 
11/2021
Grant Amount 
$5,000,000
Purpose 
To support research in lower- and middle-income countries on the potential physical and socio-political implications of solar radiation management (SRM).
Topic (focus area) 

Grant investigator: Jacob Trefethen

This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigator. Degrees Initiative staff also reviewed this page prior to publication.

Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $5,000,000 over three years to the Degrees Initiative (formerly the Solar Radiation Management Governance Initiative), via Prism the Gift Fund, for general support. This funding is intended to support research in lower- and middle-income countries on the potential physical and socio-political implications of solar radiation management (SRM). We see supporting researchers, especially those outside the Global North, as a promising step towards improving governance around SRM. And we continue to view SRM governance as a field that is largely neglected by philanthropists and governments.

This follows our September 2017 support and falls within our work on global catastrophic risks.