The Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties (COP) meets at least twice a year to advise the COP on matters of science, technology and methodology. It is designed to be open to participation by all parties and to be multidisciplinary.
Last June 8, the SBSTA Chair organized an information event to discuss the impacts that the COVID-19 pandemic has on science. Discussions considered the following issues (see also the meeting concept note): What are the impacts of COVID-19 on greenhouse gas emissions and the climate system? What are the impacts of COVID-19 on the scientific community? What are the options and opportunities to enable scientific support for a sustainable recovery and for knowledge sharing?
Elmar Kriegler (PIK) contributed to the meeting with a talk on “COVID-19 Implications for Scenarios and Modelling and Considerations Moving Forward: Perspectives from the Integrated Assessment Modelling Community“.
The recording of the event, presentations, further information as well as the results from the mentimeter polls taken at the end of the meeting are available on the meeting webpage.