Throughout this decisive year for climate and biodiversity policy, the ISC is sharing news and opinions from its network of scientists and change-makers on the way to COP26 and COP15.

Explore the latest blogs below, as well as content curated under the following themes:

Latest blogs

Flooding in central America

Why water-driven migration and displacement must be part of the climate agenda

There is growing evidence of how water crises affect migration and displacement. We spoke to Nidhi Nagabhatla to find out more.

Wind turbines, Lousa

COP26 Climate Action Champion Nigel Topping on creating an ‘ambition loop’ for bolder pathways to change

Curbing greenhouse gas emissions in line with the Paris Agreement will require greater action from all stakeholders – policy-makers, cities, regions, businesses, investors and society-at-large.

Designing responsible policy pathways for a zero-carbon transition

As countries worldwide make plans for a green recovery from COVID-19, we explore some of the characteristics of policies that can support lasting change towards reduced carbon emissions.

Adaptation and resilience

Nature and biodiversity

Energy transition


Clean transport

Photo: Bell’s bridge in Glasgow leads towards the Scottish Event Campus, where COP26 will take place (Dun Deagh via Flickr).