The mission of the Campbell Coordinating Group on Climate Solutions (CGCS) is to coordinate, facilitate and encourage the production, updating and accessibility of high quality systematic reviews and evidence maps (evidence and gap maps and systematic maps) relevant to evidence on the impacts of climate on society and the effects and effectiveness of solutions to the climate crisis.
We recognize the urgency of preventing the climate crisis through sound climate policy. There is a rapidly closing time window for keeping global warming well below 2°C in line with the Paris Agreement: the most recent science assessment by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) highlight that the global transition towards a carbon-neutral society needs to be organized within the next few decades. Given the scale of the challenge and limited resources, it is paramount that this transition is informed by the best available science on what climate solutions work under what conditions and why. Building an evidence synthesis community that generates such solution-oriented knowledge is the central remit of our group.
We aim to bring together the systematic review community on climate in the Campbell Collaboration, Cochrane as well as the Collaboration for Environmental Evidence with scholars from the climate change community that have organised around institutions like the IPCC, IPBES or UN emissions and adaptation gap reports.
If you would like to know more about the activities of the group, or if you would like to find out more about how to get involved (including commissioning training courses, publishing systematic reviews or maps, or supporting the group's activities, please email us.