Science Assessment and Analysis

Climate science is highly complex and the policy implications are not always clear. We therefore work to advance scientific knowledge on climate science, policy and impacts and make this information accessible to stakeholders working in the international climate change arena.

To do this, we conduct our own research (for example, projecting sea-level rise or evaluating impacts and risks at different levels of warming) and communicate key findings from the scientific literature, and their implications.

Projections of future climate change are subject to uncertainty, as they depend on a range of developments that cannot be foreseen. There remain important limitations to the understanding and modelling of some processes in the climate system. Much of our work is therefore focused on understanding these processes and the probabilities associated with climate impact projections.