As part of a PCC Seminar to reflect on South Africa’s decarbonisation analytical resources, Dr. Emily Tyler presented findings from Meridian’s work which focused on understanding the nature of existing analytical resources in the space. We investigated to what extent the analysis we have and how we use it is appropriate to the globally evolving understanding of the decarbonisation challenge as complex, systemic and uncertain.  We also propose key points to consider in the development of further analytical resources in this critical decade.