The Open Philanthropy Project awarded a grant of $2,000,000 to the Solar Radiation Management Governance Initiative (SRMGI) via the Environmental Defense Fund for general support. The funding is intended to help support SRMGI’s on-going governance work related to solar radiation management (SRM), and will additionally help support a new research fund for modeling the impacts of SRM across the developing world, called the Developing Country Impacts Modeling Analysis for SRM (DECIMALS).
Open Philanthropy's impression is that there is globally very little work focused on improving the governance of potential SRM implementation, and therefore considers funding SRMGI as an opportunity to build a sparse field. Additionally, Open Philanthropy is inclined to agree with SRMGI’s case that it is important to increase the engagement of experts in the developing world with SRM governance issues.
This grant falls within Open Philanthropy's work on mitigating global catastrophic risks.