The underlying scientific evidence base is updated on a ‘rolling’ basis, ensuring the detailed topic reports, and their ‘highlight’ pages provide the most up-to-date information. The topic highlight pages provide clear links between related topics, and to relevant MCCIP adaptation and mitigation outputs.
MCCIP commissions the contributing scientists and identifies appropriate specialists to peer-review the quality of the science, in accordance with the MCCIP Scientific Integrity and Independence (SIIRMs) model.
Each topic page under the ‘physical environment’, ‘ecosystem change’ and ‘societal impact’ themes, provides headline messages on:
- What is happening
- What could happen
- Key challenges and emerging issues
For each topic, confidence ratings are provided for ‘What is already happening’, and ‘What could happen’. A rating of L O W, M E D I U M or
H I G H has been assigned by the topic authors, and checked by reviewers based on (1) the amount of evidence available, and (2) the level of scientific consensus.
The full science reviews are available to download at the top of each topic page.
The information currently provided on the impacts hub page is summarised in the 2020 MCCIP report card. All ‘full’ MCCIP impacts report cards published between 2006 and 2020, and their backing papers, are archived here.