Project Description

The CALL FOR TOPICS for this year’s 10 New Insights in Climate Science is now open (deadline February 20, 2022, 00:00 CET). This is an opportunity to influence the content of the topics to be covered in this year’s edition. We welcome and encourage all researchers working on climate change related topics (both natural and social sciences), to share thoughts on what you deem to be significant recent advances, that should be highlighted for climate policy negotiators and the general public. The same form also allows you to self-nominate to become an author of the manuscript and policy report.

The 10 New Insights in Climate Science series, jointly developed by Future Earth, The Earth League, and the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), is an annual synthesis highlighting essential recent advances in climate change research with high policy relevance, from natural and social sciences. This influential policy report has been launched every year since 2017 at the UNFCCC COP.

The policy report, and the peer-reviewed synthesis paper supporting it, are made possible by a formidable community-wide effort involving the research networks of the three partner organisations. Last year, major contributions were made by the Future Earth network, with representatives from GLP, IGRP, GCP, Health-KAN, and SSCP-KAN.

We welcome inputs to the CALL FOR TOPICS from all active researchers working with issues related to climate change. Please share with us what important new insight (discoveries, advancements) on climate change you think should be highlighted for climate policy negotiators and the general public.

At the same, this is a call to identify topic experts interested in contributing as co-authors for the academic manuscript. You may declare your own interest to do so and/or recommend someone else. The last two syntheses, 2020 and 2021, have been published in the journal Global Sustainability, an accomplishment we aim to repeat for this year’s edition. Co-authors of the academic paper are also acknowledged on the policy report.