In the week before COP26, senior scientific advisers to governments around the world have published a joint statement addressed to politicians, negotiators, policymakers, researchers and industry leaders.
The statement highlights key questions in climate science and innovation – across both mitigation (limiting global warming by reducing the greenhouse gases we put into the atmosphere) and adaptation (changing the way we live to cope with unavoidable changes). It ends by making some clear requests to world leaders and COP26 negotiators.
Sir Patrick Vallance, Government Chief Scientific Adviser
Prof Nicole Grobert, Chair of the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors to the European Commission
Dr Xavier Estico, Director General, Division of Science Technology and Innovation, Seychelles Ministry of Investment, Entrepreneurship and Industry
Prof Ekanem Ikpi Braide, President of the Nigerian Academy of Science