The 10 New Insights in Climate Science series, jointly developed by Future Earth, The Earth League, and the World Climate Research Programme, is an annual collaboration for science synthesis and science communication, aimed at highlighting key recent advances in climate change research. Every year, the report is shared with negotiators and launched at the UNFCCC COP.
This report has been produced every year since 2017, shared with negotiators, and launched at the COP (see press conference at COP28). Underpinning the report, to ensure rigour and credibility, an academic manuscript is prepared and submitted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Last year's paper was published in the journal Global Sustainability (as was the case in 2020, 2021 and 2022).
This annual process starts with a request for input from the wider scientific community: Invited are climate change researchers from around the world, and with expertise across the natural and social sciences, to contribute by telling us what are key recent developments in climate change research that should be raised to the attention of policymakers. Relevant topics span a very broad scholarship on the underlying patterns and bio/geophysical processes of the climate system, the impacts of climate change, as well as the means for and barriers to confronting the climate emergency.