October 19th, 2021 – Oxford and London, UK: Kudos and Impact Science have announced that Elsevier, Springer Nature, Cambridge University Press and CCC (Copyright Clearance Center) have signed up to join the Climate Change Knowledge Cooperative. This important initiative now represents 17 organizations from the scholarly communications sector, working together to make it easy for the general public to find key climate research, and understand its implications and recommendations.

Thea Sherer, Director of Sustainability and Climate Action Officer at Springer Nature, says, “As we approach COP26, there has never been such a vital time to help as many people as possible learn and benefit from the climate research we’ve published. We know that research informs action, and the time to act on climate is now. We’re glad to be part of this joint initiative to encourage engagement with the research of today, for the climate solutions of tomorrow.”

Peter Harrison, Senior VP of Physical Sciences Journals at Elsevier and chair of Elsevier’s Climate Advisory Board, says, “Ensuring that science is communicated effectively and is heard and acted upon by the right people, is one of the greatest challenges facing those working in climate research today. Projects such as this help strengthen the trust between science and society that is needed to successfully take urgent action on climate.”

Hannah Patrick, Interdisciplinary Publishing Manager at Cambridge University Press, says, “Climate change research transcends traditional boundaries, both in terms of academic fields, and in terms of audiences for research. We’re very pleased to be supporting a collaborative initiative that is bringing together key research from a range of subject areas and publishers, and helping the wider audiences to act on the important messages within it.”

Roy Kaufman, Managing Director of Government Relations at CCC, says, “As a bridge between tens of thousands of users and content creators, CCC is continually seeking to improve trustworthy access to sources of validated, quality literature to help solve our planet’s most pressing issues. Participation in the Climate Change Knowledge Co-operative is one part of our ongoing commitment to sustainable development.”

The Cooperative’s flagship content site will go live to coincide with the COP26 conference in October–November.

About CCC

A pioneer in voluntary collective licensing, CCC (Copyright Clearance Center) helps organizations integrate, access, and share information through licensing, content, software, and professional services. With expertise in copyright and information management, CCC and its subsidiary RightsDirect collaborate with stakeholders to design and deliver innovative information solutions that power decision-making by helping people integrate and navigate data sources and content assets.

About the Climate Change Knowledge Cooperative

The Climate Change Knowledge Cooperative (climate-change.info) is a one-stop shop for trustworthy climate change research. It provides easy-to-understand explanations of key articles and books from over 15 scholarly publishers. The approach is designed to make sure that climate knowledge is comprehensible to and acted on by the broadest possible audience. The project is led by research communication specialists Kudos and Impact Science, in partnership with AIP Publishing (the American Institute of Physics), the American Meteorological Society, BRILL, Cambridge University Press, Copyright Clearance Center, De Gruyter, Delta Think, Elsevier, Frontiers, the Geological Society, IOP Publishing (Institute of Physics), IOS Press, Royal Society of Chemistry, Springer Nature and Wiley.