Synthesizing evidence for effective and equitable climate solutions

What?

The What Works Climate Solutions Summit is a high-level conference for evidence-based climate policy that will take place June 9–12, 2024. It will promote and catalyze synthetic evidence on climate solutions for upcoming climate change assessments – particularly the IPCC’s 7th Assessment Report ─ as well as other forms of scientific policy advice.

To achieve this goal, the Summit brings together leading experts on climate solutions, key institutions curating scientific policy advice on climate change such as science assessment bodies (IPCC, UNEP Emissions Gap etc.) and science academies, evidence synthesis communities (Campbell Collaboration, Cochrane, Collaboration for Environmental Evidence, Evidence Synthesis International, Evidence-based Research Network) as well as policymakers, research funders and other users of evidence/stakeholders.

Fostering robust decisions onclimate solutions

Why?

Evidence-based climate policies for meeting the international climate goals

Meeting the international climate goals by limiting warming to well below 2°C requires breaking a 270-year mega-trend of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions growth and reducing global emissions to net-zero within the next 30–50 years.

Because anthropogenic carbon emissions have already caused consequential warming of more than 1°C since pre-industrial times, there is a further need to reduce vulnerabilities and adapt to prevailing climate impacts.

There is little scope for delay and error in delivering robust climate solutions. Understanding what climate policies work, under what conditions, and why delivered by a rigorous synthesis of the available evidence is critical for delivering swift, effective and just climate solutions.

Catalysing evidence on effective and just climate solutions

The Summit brings together key institutions curating scientific policy advice on climate change (IPCC, UN Emissions Gaps, national science assessment bodies) and evidence synthesis communities (Campbell, Cochrane, Collaboration for Environmental Evidence, Evidence Synthesis lnternational, Evidence-Based Research Network), as well as funders and experts from relevant scientific communities to make progress on three major goals:

  1. What works? Catalysing rigorous evidence synthesis work across the scientific community: Initiate an ambitious work program on climate solutions and advance evidence synthesis methods for evidence-based policy and the IPCC’s 7th assessment cycle.
  2. Building evidence synthesis capacity: Provide access to high-quality training in and catalyse funding for rigorous evidence synthesis
  3. Communicating change: Establish institutional dialogue on and convey the need for evidence synthesis in research, policy and practice.

Who?

Keynote Speakers

Scientific Steering Committee

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Partners

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