The purpose of this session is to disseminate the science advice products from academies of science that have a bearing on climate change. In addition to their honorific function, academies of science provide science advice to government. Climate change is one of those areas where science advice is sought as it also covers a number of other areas. The Academy of Science of South Africa has recently published the 2nd Biennial Report on Climate Change which it will disseminate through this session.
The InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) which is a global network of academies is currently running a project on Climate Change and Health together with its regional networks in Africa (of which ASSAf is a member), Asia and the Americas. The findings will be published in three regional reports this year and one global report next year. The results of the African group’s work will be presented and discussed with the COP audience as countries address climate change as a wicked problem that has a global impact.