Reports from IPCC, UNEP, etc., were released throughout 2022, many of which were incredibly relevant when linking science and climate action.
Through discussions and events, Science Day hopes to discuss science and climate action and engage stakeholders, the climate community and practitioner, as well as science communities and academia in support global and credible scientific action to combat climate change.
Several events will also occur, the schedule is as follows:
1. IPCC Sixth Assessment Report: How to Accelerate Global Climate Action
The most recent IPCC report will be discussed during this session. The report highlights the advances in climate science.
2. Uniting Global Scientific Research: Efforts To Tackle Climate Change
Science can bring our global efforts together to decrease the threat of climate change. During this session there will be a discussion on how a global science hub can be developed. They will also discuss how they can increase collaboration.
3. Health and climate change: One Health for all: one vision and one response
This session will discuss how human, animal and ecosystem’s health can be sustainably balanced. The sessions will cover topics such as diseases, food poisoning and Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), as well as potential solutions, approaches, and protocols.
4. Global And Regional Environmental Conventions, Assessments and Outlooks: Harmonizing our Efforts
This session will discuss global and regional consultative and participatory environmental assessment processes. As well as the findings from the UNCCD, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). They will look into past environmental policies to identify future options.
5. Africa's Changing Environment: Improve Africa's Resilience to Climate Change
This session will look into how climate change is affecting Africa’s natural environment. They will look at the scientific findings over the past three decades that show the magnitude of climate change and human induced activities, and there impacts on Africa.
6. COP27 Global Stocktake Climate Datathon
The GST Climate Datathon will discuss what open data and tools needed to support GST. Each category will have three winners that will present at the COP27 Presidency’s ‘Science and Information Day.
7. The role of Research, Development, and Innovation in addressing climate change: Technology Transfer and Knowledge Sharing. Launching Initiative: Innovation for Climate
This initiative will bring together Egyptian, African, and international leaders of RDI from Science academies, Universities, Research Institutions, International Organizations, Industry and NGOs. The initiative has been put together to help integrate and redirect their RDI capabilities and their efforts to achieving SDGs.
8. Dust Particles as regulators for the climate system
This session will discuss dust storms and how they affect daily human life, including health, infrastructure, weather, renewable energy and transport.
9. The interplay of data and earth sciences addressing coral reefs habitats and other marine habitats
This session will outline the importance of coral reefs, and how they help to sustain the health of the oceans, as well as the economy. Critical analysis can be carried out through the development of Machine Learning Model.