Welcome to the 10 New Insights in Climate Science scoping survey for COP25

In this scoping survey, we are asking researchers from across all disciplines for inputs on the most important recent research findings relevant to climate change. These will be synthesised and presented to negotiators in an accessible format at the upcoming UNFCCC COP25 in Chile.

Please help us to identify the issues or fields with the most important new research findings. We will include these issues in the third edition of the emerging “10 New Insights in Climate Science” series. You can view the 2017 edition and the 2018 edition online, for reference.

In this survey, you will be confronted with a wide range of topics, grouped within three overarching themes:
1) the human world;
2) biophysical components of the planet;
3) global systemic risks.

We would like your help in judging the importance of a series of topics under each theme. The importance should be based on whether:
1) there are new insights (e.g. peer-reviewed publications) since late fall 2018, OR
2) the topic has gained new meaning, for example due to a widely discussed, grey-literature report or similar.

In both cases we would highly appreciate a short explanation and references to relevant publications.

We have provided far more than 10 topics -- and we would like you to propose even more! You will have the opportunity to suggest more topics for each overarching theme. The Editorial Board, which consists of representatives from Future Earth, PIK and the Earth League, will review the topics and the team will synthesise the most relevant into 10 core insights.

Want to be acknowledged as a survey contributor or reviewer in the final report? No problem!! Just let us know -- you’ll see, there’s a question at the end. Reviewers will also be contacted further along with the opportunity to review the text and the topics chosen by the Editorial Board - although there is absolutely no obligation.

The survey is fairly long and can take 30 mins or more to complete if you are leaving thorough comments. Make sure you have time to finish. If you are writing extensive responses to questions we recommend you save these in a separate document on your computer as you go, just so that you don't lose your text in case of any technical problems before you've finished the survey.

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