ESSD in the media during COP 26

6 December 2021

ESSD data descriptions made a splash during UNFCCC COP 26 meetings in Glasgow. Those following press coverage of the conference will have noticed journalists' attention to the global carbon budget, global emissions inventory, comparisons of bottom-up emissions to atmospheric inversions, documentation of agricultural emissions within "the farm" versus those arising from post-harvest processing, definitive products from Europe's Joint Research Council (e.g. EDGAR) and from UN's FAO, etc. – all recently published by or currently evaluated within ESSD. Those who follow recent IPCC reports will have noticed hundreds of citations of ESSD products. The above-mentioned articles alone have been referenced in over 300 tweets and several media outlets in the last weeks alone. Data providers, ESSD reviewers and editors, and Copernicus Publications staff should all feel pleased that leading authors choose to make notable data products available through ESSD and that – increasingly – science journalists recognize ESSD as a source of trustworthy information.

The ESSD chief editors.