The International Science Council together with ISC Member, The Royal Society (UK) are co-hosting an official United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) side event in the Blue Zone at COP28 in the United Arab Emirates.
About the event
Science is fundamental to the global climate policy processes and action. The findings of physical climate science over recent decades have generated a deeper understanding of the very serious risks to human societies and ecosystems from current and future climate change. Economists also have sought to understand and assess the economic impacts of current and future climate and to inform governmental and private sector policies, finance, and strategic decisions. However, many economic assessments do not adequately reflect the scientific evidence of current and future climate change, often resulting in misleading portrayals of the possible economic consequences of climate change. This highlights the need for fundamental changes within science itself that would lead to a more enhanced collaboration between all sciences, as well as with the societal actors to overcome the long-term disconnect that has existed between the disciplines and the society in the context of climate change. To this end, this event will explore the ways of better understanding economic impacts of climate change and accelerating science-based climate action globally.
The event builds on recent work of the International Science Council on Global Science Missions for Sustainability, co-chaired by Helen Clark and Irina Bokova, and by The Royal Society on climate change economics, chaired by Lord Nicholas Stern FRS. The climate change economics report will be published shortly. Find out more about The Royal Society’s work on climate change and low carbon energy.
- Professor Jim Skea, IPCC Chair
- Professor Detlef Stammer, Founding Director of the Centre for Earth System Research and Sustainability at the University of Hamburg, ISC Fellow and the Chair of the Joint Scientific Committee of the World Climate Research Programme
- Professor Cameron Hepburn, Battcock Professor of Environmental Economics, Smith School of Enterprise & the Environment, University of Oxford
- Professor Zakri Abdul Hamid, Chair of Atri Advisory, ISC Fellow
- Åsa Persson, Research Director and Deputy Director, Stockholm Environment Institute
The event will be moderated by Professor Tolullah Oni, University of Cambridge, ISC Fellow
Watch the event online
The livestream broadcast can be accessed here or directly on YouTube.
Attend the event in person
This event is available to attend free of charge for anyone already registered to attend the COP28 Blue Zone. Please note, only UNFCCC-accredited participants with passes will have access to the Blue Zone.
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