KAUST contribution to SDG 13 - climate change

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

SDG 13

Emissions Gap Report 2023

As greenhouse gas emissions hit new highs, temperature records tumble and climate impacts intensify, the Emissions Gap Report 2023: Broken Record – Temperatures hit new highs, yet world fails to cut emissions (again) finds that the world is heading for a temperature rise far above the Paris Agreement goals unless countries deliver more than they have promised. The report is the 14th edition in a series that brings together many of the world’s top climate scientists to look at future trends in greenhouse gas emissions and provide potential solutions to the challenge of global warming.

Source : UNEP

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October 25, 2023

New KAUST Report on Climate Change in Saudi Arabia

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170 Actions to Combat Climate Change

This booklet is part of the “170 Series” launched by the Perception Change Project of the UN. It gives you 10 suggestions for each of the 17 SDG goals about what you can do on a daily basis to protect the environment and help mitigate climate change effects.

Source : United Nations Geneva


Smart Cities: Social and Environmental Challenges and Opportunities for Local Authorities

Discusses socioeconomic, environmental, and policy implications of smart cities. Provides rigorous economic analysis and concrete policy frameworks. Brings an international, multidisciplinary approach.

Source : Fateh Belaid and Anvita Arora


Climate Futures Report - Saudi Arabia in 3-degrees Warmer World

The report highlights the stark reality that Saudi Arabia is witnessing climate change at an accelerated pace compared to other regions and offers a comprehensive analysis of the ramifications of climate change on Saudi Arabia's diverse habitats.

Source : AEON Collective

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The Climate Dictionary

The Climate Dictionary is an initiative aimed at providing an everyday guide to understanding climate change. It seeks to bridge the gap between complex scientific jargon and the general public, making climate concepts accessible and relatable to individuals from various backgrounds and levels of expertise.

Source : United Nations Development Programme


CLIMATE CHANGE 2023 Synthesis Report

This Synthesis Report (SYR) of the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) summarises the state of knowledge of climate change, its widespread impacts and risks, and climate change mitigation and adaptation. It integrates the main findings of the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) based on contributions from the three Working Groups1, and the three Special Reports2.

Source : Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Core Writing Team, H. Lee and J. Romero (eds.)