The global stocktake (GST) could both enable and hamper the inclusion of equity. This Comment outlines why equity is central to the GST and the challenges faced in addressing it, as well as the utility of needs-based assessments for advancing equity within the GST and the climate action generally.
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I thank my fellow coordinators of the Equity Working Group of the Independent Global Stocktake (iGST) for our discussions on NBA. These additional coordinators include T. Athanasiou, C. Holz, F, Hussein, S. Kartha, X. Ngwadla and C. Rajan. I also thank ClimateWorks for enabling my attendance at the GST meetings.
The author declares no competing interests.
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Klinsky, S. How needs-based assessments could advance equity in the global stocktake and beyond. Nat. Clim. Chang. 13, 1007–1009 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-023-01826-x