Jan Minx

Impact-oriented scholar bringing innovative evidence-synthesis approaches to domestic policy advice and global scientific assessments about climate change and sustainability

I am working at the interface between two forms of evidence: 1) evidence syntheses, which seek to learn from the past and are widely used in the health sector; and 2) modeling, which seeks to predict the future which are widely used in the field of climate change. I strongly support recommendation 19 – we need to learn from evidence groups in other sectors. As we note in that recommendation, Cochrane has pioneered many approaches to synthesizing studies about what works in health, including living evidence syntheses, and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has pioneered many approaches to modeling human-induced climate change over long time horizons. Cochrane and the IPCC can learn from each other and from others, and others can learn from them.