Science Policy

Science is our yardstick and must be the same for political decisions in the UNFCCC, the IPCC and other relevant international fora.

The CAN Science Policy working group covers the issues of science addressed in the IPCC, the Second Periodical Review of the Convention, and the science-policy interface in geoengineering, 1.5ºC and related developments. The group actively engages in debates and political assessments for and with CAN members on various issues emerging in geoengineering technologies and 1.5ºC.

The group helps advance CAN’s thinking and positioning through the development of briefing papers, conducts consultations, information-sharing and hosting of strategic debates on these topics.

For CAN, though the 1.5ºC is crosscutting and relevant for all working groups, it is a specific focus of this working group since climate science focuses on this temperature threshold as a survival target and several geoengineering technologies are being considered as potentially part of the 1.5ºC climate solution.

For more information, contact:
Manfred Treber, Germanwatch; treber[at]germanwatch[dpt]org
Reinhold Pape, Air Pollution and Climate Secretariat (AirClim) ; reinhold[dot]pape[at]snf[dot]se
Neth Dano, Action Group on Erosion, Technology and Concentration; neth[at]etcgroup[dot]org

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