The United in Science 2020 report, the second in a series, was published today, on September 9. 2020. The report is coordinated by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), with input from the Global Carbon Project, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, the UN Environment Programme and the UK Met Office. It aims to bring together the latest climate science related updates from a group of key global partners.
“This has been an unprecedented year for people and planet. The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted lives worldwide. At the same time, the heating of our planet and climate disruption has continued apace,” said UN Secretary-General António Guterres in a foreword.
“Never before has it been so clear that we need long-term, inclusive, clean transitions to tackle the climate crisis and achieve sustainable development. We must turn the recovery from the pandemic into a real opportunity to build a better future,” said Mr Guterres, who presented the report today. “We need science, solidarity and solutions.”
Key messages are available at https://public.wmo.int/en/resources/united_in_science and full report is available for download at https://library.wmo.int/doc_num.php?explnum_id=10361.