GAUC shall encourage and strengthen bilateral or multilateral cooperative research among members on key scientific, technological and economic policy issues related to climate change so as to promote scientific awareness, technological innovation and policy development accordingly. GAUC shall encourage research on climate change solutions that address global sustainable development goals and reduce impacts on the world’s most vulnerable populations.
Many countries have now set targets for net zero emissions, or carbon/climate neutrality, by the middle of this century. However, the pathways to achieving targets for net zero emissions and carbon/climate neutrality have yet to be clearly set out, and substantive research and analysis on which to base them is still required. As countries now work on their plans for such pathways, the GAUC is holding this virtual event at which researchers from member institutions present their latest research findings on this issue, and discuss the implications of their results for policymakers.
Leading climate researchers have called for an acceleration in action to reduce annual global emissions of greenhouse gases to net zero during an online meeting held by the Global Alliance of Universities on Climate (GAUC) on Wednesday.