The State of NDCs

24 October 2022

As countries prepare to gather at #COP27 to advance the Paris Agreement, attention turns once again to its building blocks: countries’ climate commitments, known as #NDCs.

On Oct 27, join to hear from “The State of NDCs” report’s lead author, Taryn Fransen, who will share key insights on the contents of countries’ #NDCs & how they can be strengthened to keep the goals of the Paris Agreement within reach. If you have time today, check this meeting organized by WRI.

The report World Scientists Warning of a Climate Emergency 2022 was just released (see press release and article in Forbes). This short report provides updates on 35 planetary vital signs and makes policy recommendations for transformative change. This year’s report focuses on the devastating impacts of climate-related disasters that we are now seeing, including extreme flooding, heat waves, and wildfires. Please feel free to distribute the report and materials from our social media toolkit.

In addition, the film “The Scientist’s Warning” has now been released and is free to view online at The Scientist’s Warning is a 35 minute documentary about a researcher who started a movement to encourage scientists to help turn scientific knowledge into action. It’s the story of scientists all over the world awakening to the need to become advocates for the fate of the planet and the humans who depend on it. It features nearly 100 AWS members reciting a pledge to speak out about threats to life on planet Earth. Please feel free to share the film on social media by making a post or re-tweeting this tweet. Note that various resources for scientists and citizens are also available on our AWS website to help develop a movement on science-based advocacy regarding climate/ environment and threats to life on planet Earth.