Research & development

Royal Society

Climate change: science and solutions

What are key research priorities for advancing our understanding of future climate change and developing mitigation and adaptation measures compatible with the twin goals of achieving net zero and enhancing global climate resilience?

What do we know about the relationship between society and the natural world, and how they can together tackle and adapt to climate change?

Ahead of the UN Climate Summit COP26 in Glasgow this year, the Royal Society created a series of insightful briefings for policymakers on 12 science and technology areas that are key for accelerating progress towards ‘net zero’ greenhouse gas emissions and increased resilience to climate change.