Latest publications from our network:
This British Academy briefing connects the structural disadvantage experienced by many young people in low- and middle-income countries, to the upheaval, uncertainty and stress caused by climate change.
Policy paper by the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU).
Ahead of COP26 the Royal Society (UK) sought wide-ranging input from the global scientific community to produce the Climate change: science and solutions briefings. Read the overview and twelve briefings below.
Browse recent reports and briefings:
- The African Academy of Sciences, Policy Paper: Setting Priorities for Climate Change and Development in Africa
- The Australian Academy of Science, The Risks to Australia of a 3°C Warmer World
- Commonwealth academies statement on climate change, biodiversity and sustainable energy
- German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU), Beyond Climate Neutrality. Also available in German.
- Global Forest Expert Panels (GFEP) Programme & International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO), Forests, Trees and Poverty Alleviation in Africa: An Expanded Policy Brief
- The British Academy, Climate Litigation as Climate Activism: What Works?
- The British Academy, Policy pathways to accelerate transitions to zero-carbon economies
- The British Academy, From asking why to thinking how: emerging challenges for urban climate action
- The British Academy, Young People and Climate Change
- Future Earth, 10 New Insights in Climate Science 2020
- International Development Research Centre. 2020. Collaborating for Adaptation: Findings and Outcomes of a Research Initiative Across Africa and Asia. Ottawa, Canada.
- International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the International Science Council, Enhancing Governance for Sustainability
- International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the International Science Council, Rethinking Energy Solutions
- International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the International Science Council, Resilient Food Systems
- International Science Council, Promoting Indigenous knowledge and values for more sustainable water resource management
- Journal of Science Policy & Governance (JSPG) Special Issue on Climate Change Solutions, Volume 18, Issue 2.
- The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters’ Committee on Climate, Environment and Resources, Changes in climate and biodiversity are mutually reinforcing
- The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters’ Committee on Climate, Environment and Resources, The role of law in the national and global response to climate change and loss of biodiversity
- The Royal Society (UK), Next generation climate models
- The Royal Society (UK), The carbon cycle
- The Royal Society (UK), Weathering the Storm: climate resilience and adaptation
- The Royal Society (UK), Cliimate change and land
- The Royal Society (UK), Nourishing ten billion sustainably
- The Royal Society (UK), Healthy planet, healthy people
- The Royal Society (UK), Next generation batteries
- The Royal Society (UK), The role of hydrogen and ammonia in meeting the net zero challenge
- The Royal Society (UK), Carbon dioxide capture and storage
- The Royal Society (UK), Low carbon heating and cooling
- The Royal Society (UK), Computing for net zero
- The Royal Society (UK), Policy options and economic perspectives
- Statement by a group of independent experts convened by the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters, Bending, but not breaking – From the coronavirus pandemic to strengthening Finland’s crisis resilience
- The Science Academies of the Group of Seven (G7) nations, A net zero climate-resilient future – science, technology and the solutions for change
- The Science Academies of the Group of Seven (G7) nations, Reversing biodiversity loss – the case for urgent action
- The Swiss Academies of Arts & Sciences/Wuelser G, Chesney M, Mayer H, Niggli U, Pohl C, Sahakian M, Stauffacher M, Zinsstag J, Edwards P., Priority Themes for Swiss Sustainability Research
- The Swiss Academy of Sciences/Obrecht A, Pham-Truffert M, Spehn E et al. Achieving the SDGs with Biodiversity.
- The Swiss Academy of Sciences/Neu U (2021) The impact of emissions from aviation on the climate. Swiss Academies Communications 16 (3).
- Population, Food and the Environment – a webinar convened by the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) and the Population Association of America (PAA). Find out more about the webinar and speakers here.
- Refugee and Internally-Displaced Populations, Environmental Impacts, and Climate Risks – a webinar convened by the Population and Environment Research Network (PERN). This Webinar kicked off a May 2021 cyberseminar on new perspectives and innovative methodological approaches in geography, remote sensing, economics, disaster studies, and development studies, that shed light on the environmental and climatic challenges faced by global refugees. A primer on refugee-environment relationships and papers from the seminar are available here.
The resources listed on these page are sourced from ISC Members and Affiliated Bodies. It is not an exhaustive list. If you would like to share your recent publications relevant to the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) and UN Biodiversity Conference (CBD COP15), please get in touch.
Photo: Bell’s bridge in Glasgow leads towards the Scottish Event Campus, where COP26 will take place (Dun Deagh via Flickr).