Shared Science, Shared Future – SUP Action Agenda

Ian Klaus, Amanda Eichel, Debra Roberts, Seth Schultz, Aromar Revi  | 2022


The SUP Action Agenda provides the perspective of city and business leaders in response to the three volumes of the Summary for Urban Policymakers (SUP) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Sixth Assessment Report (IPCC AR6). The Action Agenda explicitly focuses on the policy and solution space, outlining both the opportunities for, and business investments required, to incentivize engagement from all relevant stakeholder communities for co-created solutions to the climate change crisis. While grounded in the scientific understanding of the climate crisis, the Action Agenda goes beyond the SUP Series and the foundational IPCC reports to include inputs from city and business leaders. Distinct from the official SUP Series, which is authored by the scientific community with input from practitioners, the Action Agenda is written from the perspective of city and business leaders and organizations that represent them. These inputs were gathered through a series of consultations held throughout 2022 with local government and business leaders and scientists from across the IPCC’s three working groups, participating in their individual capacities. Led by Resilience Rising in partnership with the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy (GCoM) and Resilience First, and with support from the Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS), the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK), and GIZ, the SUP Action Agenda is informed by and grounded in the knowledge derived from the findings of the SUP process, and focuses on the role government and business can play to promote enabling conditions and specific actions to ultimately advance transformation towards urban climate solutions based in science.