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Information event on the work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
06/04/2017 08:47:12

Information event on the work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
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When: Wednesday 12 April 2017 at 11.00am
Where: Royal Irish Academy, Dawson Street

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The Royal Irish Academy will host an Information event on the work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) during its 6th Assessment Cycle.

This meeting, scheduled for 11:00 on 12 April 2017, in the Royal Irish Academy (RIA) on Dawson Street, Dublin aims to notify interested members of Ireland’s research community of upcoming opportunities to engage in the drafting of the Sixth Assessment Report and of the three Special Reports:

  • The Impacts of Global Warming of 1.5°C above Pre-Industrial Levels;
  • Climate Change and Oceans and the Cryosphere; and
  • Climate Change, Desertification, Land Degradation, Sustainable Land Management, Food Security, and Greenhouse Gas Fluxes in Terrestrial Ecosystems

Since its formation in 1998 by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) the IPCC has provided authoritative scientific information to inform policymakers on the scientific understanding of climate change, and response options in mitigation and adaptation to climate change.

Its large scale assessment reports have contributed to the formation of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and key steps in its implementation, in particular the 2015 Paris Agreement which was highly influenced by the IPCC 5th Assessment Report (AR5).

The Paris Agreement also emphasises the centrality of science in future actions, and the Sixth Assessment Report is expected to be a key input to the first Global Stocktake in 2023.
Scientists from Ireland have played a strong role to date in participating in the work of the IPCC as authors and as expert reviewers. This RIA event is designed to provide information on how members of the research community in Ireland can become involved in the IPCC during the Sixth Assessment Cycle.

Speakers will outline the work of the IPCC, its structures, and the nomination process. Speakers who have been involved in these processes will present their experiences in the writing and review processes.
This meeting will also outline the nomination process and details of supports for selected authors.

There will be limited capacity at this event, but it will also be streamed live on the RIA website.

Parties interested in attending this event or seeking further details are invited to contact Claire Camilleri at c.camilleri@epa.ie  or PH: 01 268 0145
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