Climate science for Small Island Developing States


This guide distils and presents the key findings of the IPCC’s Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate  for the express purpose of briefing policy-makers from SIDS and pointing them to key headlines from this latest scientific assessment.

By doing so, the guide provides climate change negotiators with a succinct briefing on key IPCC findings to inform their interventions in the negotiations and in the UNFCCC process, where there is still a grave chasm between the transformative action needed to respond to the climate emergency, and the current, collective ambitions of the Parties to the Paris Agreement.

It also summarises in brief the scientific findings on the impacts, vulnerability and potential to adapt to climate change, in Small Island Developing States, in the coming decades.

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