2021 must be a year of transformation. As countries worldwide prepare for recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s a pivotal moment to transform to more sustainable, more resilient societies and economies, informed by the latest scientific knowledge.

On the way to Glasgow, UK, for COP26 and Kunming, China, for COP15, explore the latest content from our network of scientists and change-makers:

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.

Climate scientists: concept of net zero is a dangerous trap

Carbon dioxide removal technologies remain largely untested, and are not a substitute for the immediate and radical cuts to greenhouse gas emissions required to keep humanity safe.

Explore all the latest blogs.


Featured publications from our network:

A net zero climate-resilient future – science,
technology and the solutions for change

Published by The Science Academies of the Group of Seven (G7) nations

Young people and Climate Change

By Anna Barford, Anthony Mugeere, Rachel Proefke and Barbara Stocking. Published by the British Academy.

Transformations within reach: Pathways to a sustainable and resilient world

Published by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the International Science Council.

Explore more publications.


Each author and interviewee is responsible for the facts and opinions expressed in their contribution, which are not necessarily those of the ISC or its partner organizations.


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

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