IPCC Fifth Assessment Report outreach - Thailand

United Nations Conference Centre, Bangkok (Thailand)
17 Aug 2015 to 18 Aug 2015
Draft Programme

Media Workshop - 17 August

Draft Programme

Outreach Event - 18 August


Media Workshop - Introduction to Climate Science: Youba Sokona

Media Workshop: Perspective for the ASEAN region: Fredolin Tangang

Media Workshop: Human Settlements: Shobhakar Dhakal

Media Workshop: The IPCC and the Fifth Assessment Report: Jonathan Lynn

The Challenges and Opportunities of Climate Change: Jean-Pascal van Ypersele

Flood Risks and Disaster Management in Thailand and the ASEAN region : Seree Supradit

The Physical Science Basis: Overview of WGI Contribution : Fredolin Tanhang

Climate Change Observations - Regional Perspective: Edvin Aldrian

Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability: Overview of AR5 WGII contribution : Purnamita Dasgupta

Food Security and Food Production Systems Facing Climate Change: Liyong Xie

Mitigation of Climate Change: Overview of AR5 WGIII Contribution : Youba Sokona

Energy Systems: Bundit Fungtammasan

Human Settlements and the Role of the Transport Sector in Cities: Shobhakar Dhakal


Synthesis Report

Working Group I

Working Group II

Working Group III

Opening Ceremony

IPCC Outreach Event - Afternoon Session

Urban Settlements

IPCCFifth Assessment Report Synthesis Report The Physical Science BasisImpacts, Adaptation, and VulnerabilityMitigation of Climate Change
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Edvin Aldrian

Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG)

Prof. Edvin Aldrian is a Professor of Meteorology and Climatology at the Agency for Assessment aand Application of Technology BPPT Indonesia. He teaches at the University of Indonesia and Bogor Agricultural Institute and Udayana University in Denpasar Bali. Currently Prof. Aldrian serves as IPCC WG1 Vice Chair representing Indonesia and countries in the Southwest Pacific region. Prof. Aldrian obtained his PhD in 2003 from Max Planck Institute for Meteorology Germany. Prof. Aldrian also served WMO as the Co Chair of Comission for Climatology for Expert Team on Institution and Infrastructure Capabilities group and WMO Co Vice Chair Regional Association V Working Group on Climate Services. Furthermore, he also served previously as EANET Scientific Advisory Committee. Prof. Aldrian has already published 32 peer reviewed International scientific publications, 46 National peer reviewed publications and 26 books or book chapters. He works mainly on global and regional climate issue including climate changes and actively becomes speakers for Climate Change sciences. Prof. Aldrian is active in promoting climate change science nationally and internationally as part of IPCC Outreach programme in South Asia and Southeast Asia.

Purnamita Dasgupta

Institute of Economic Growth

PurnamitaDasgupta is Ford Foundation Chair & Acting Head, Environmental Economics Unit, at Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi. She has held positions as a Professor at the University of Cambridge, UK and The Carey Business School, Johns Hopkins University, USA. She is a co-ordinating lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change(IPCC), a member of its Summary for Policy Makers and Synthesis Report writing teams, and a member of the IPCC’s Scientific Steering Group on Economics Costing and Ethics. She has contributed to modelling socio-economic scenarios for India’s National Communications to the UNFCCC and her ongoing work includes GHG emissions profile study for the Indian Economy. She has served on several government and non-government committees in various capacities including as member of the Expert Committee to evolve Environmental Standards for India (2013-2014), Advisory and Drafting committee on Electronic waste legislation (India) and Supreme Court committee on estimating Net Present Value of Forestlands in India.She has been principal investigator on several externally funded projects from agencies such as the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (India), The Finance Commission (India), IDRC, SANDEE, DFID, WORLD BANK, UNDP apart from participating in teaching and training programs in different institutions in India and guiding doctoral students. She has several publications in national and international journals and participates actively in forums and discussions on environmental issues.

Shobhakar DHAKAL

Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Asian Institute of Technology

Dr Shobhakar Dhakal is an Associate Professor at the Asian Institute of Technology in Thailand. His areas of expertize are in energy and climate change mitigation policies and modeling and on urbanization/cities and climate change. He is also a visiting researcher of the National Institute for Environmental Studies Japan. Dr Dhakal was one of the Coordinating Lead Authors for the IPCC-AR5- WGIII for the Chapter on Human Settlements, Infrastructure and Spatial Planning. He is also a co-editor of ongoing international Assessment Report on Climate Change and Cities, serves in steering committee of the Global Carbon Project - a premier scientific program under the Future Earth, and an editor-in- chief of Carbon Management Journal by Taylor and Francis among others.

Bundit Fungtammasan

King Mongkut

Dr Bundit has a BEng and PhD in Mechanical Engineering, both from the University of New South Wales, Australia. His research interest is focused on energy conversion from biomass and waste, and sustainable energy technology and policy. He has directed a number of multidisciplinary research and consultancy projects aimed at providing policy support for government agencies on the
development and deployment of renewable energy, energy efficiency, and other low-carbon technology options. His management experiences include: Dean of Engineering at King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok, Director of the Joint Graduate School of Energy and Environment (JGSEE), and Assistant Director of the National Science and Technology Development Agency. His contribution to human resources development and research in the energy field won him the award of the Petroleum Institute of Thailand or PTIT Fellow for 2011-2012.

Hoesung Lee

c/o Korea Meteorological Administration

Hoesung Lee is Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), elected since October 2015, and Endowed Chair Professor at Korea University Graduate School of Energy and Environment, Seoul, Korea. His research encompasses the economics of climate change, energy and sustainable development. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Korean Academy of Environmental Sciences, and chair of the Asian Development Bank President’s Advisory Board on Climate Change and Sustainable Development. Lee was the founding president of the Korea Energy Economics Institute — a government agency for national energy policy development. He was Distinguished Research Fellow at the Korea Environment Institute, senior adviser to the Minister of Energy and Resources and the Minister of Environment, senior fellow at the Korea Development Institute and economist at Exxon Company USA. He served as the president of the International Association for Energy Economics, president of the Korea Resources Economics Association, member of the International Advisory Board of the Battelle-Pacific Northwest National Lab, USA, the Board of Directors of Hyundai Corporation and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Japan, and council member of the Global Green Growth Institute. He was Co-Chair of the IPCC Working Group III (the socio-economic dimensions of climate change) for the Second Assessment which provided a scientific basis for the UNFCCC’s Kyoto Protocol. He served as Vice-Chair of IPCC 2008-2015, and lead author and review editor for the various IPCC assessments. He has served on many national and international committees addressing climate change and energy. He received his B.A. from Seoul National University and Ph.D. in economics from Rutgers University, USA. He was named to the 2019 TIME 100 Most Influential People in the world.
Hoesung Lee est le président du Groupe d’experts intergouvernemental sur l’évolution du climat (GIEC), élu depuis octobre 2015, et professeur titulaire d’une chaire d’Excellence à la Korea University Graduate School of Energy and Environment, à Séoul, en Corée. Ses travaux de recherche englobent l’économie du changement climatique, de l’énergie et du développement durable. Il est membre du conseil d’administration de l’Académie coréenne des sciences environnementales et président du conseil consultatif du président de la Banque asiatique de développement sur le changement climatique et le développement durable. M. Lee a été le président fondateur du Korea Energy Economics Institute, une agence gouvernementale chargée de l'élaboration de la politique énergétique nationale. Il a été chercheur émérite à l’Institut coréen de l’environnement, conseiller principal du ministre de l’énergie et des ressources et du ministre de l’environnement, chercheur principal à l’Institut coréen du développement et économiste à la société Exxon Company USA. Il a été président de l’Association internationale pour l’économie de l’énergie, président de l’Association coréenne pour l’économie des ressources, membre du conseil consultatif international du Battelle-Pacific Northwest National Lab, aux États-Unis, membre du conseil d’administration de Hyundai Corporation et de l’Institut pour les stratégies environnementales mondiales, au Japon, et membre du conseil du Global Green Growth Institute. Il a été co-président du groupe de travail III du GIEC (les dimensions socio-économiques du changement climatique) pour la deuxième évaluation qui a fourni une base scientifique pour le protocole de Kyoto de la CCNUCC. Il a été vice-président du GIEC de 2008 à 2015, et auteur principal et réviseur pour les différentes évaluations du GIEC. Il a siégé à de nombreux comités nationaux et internationaux sur les questions des changements climatiques et de l’énergie. Hoesung Lee est titulaire d’un baccalauréat universitaire ès lettres en sciences économiques de l’université nationale de Séoul et d’un doctorat en économie de l’université Rutgers, aux États-Unis. Le Magazine TIME a classé Hoesung Lee parmi les 100 personnes les plus influentes dans le monde en 2019.

Jonathan LYNN


Jonathan Lynn is Head of Communications and Media Relations at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Before joining the IPCC in November 2011, he worked as a foreign correspondent and editor for Reuters news agency for 32 years, reporting from over 30 countries around the world. Jonathan has an MA from Cambridge University, where he studied modern languages at Clare College. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

Aromar Revi

Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS)

Aromar Revi is one of the Coordinating Lead Authors of Chapter 4 on Strengthening and implementing the global response to the threat of climate change of the IPCC Special Report on Global warming of 1.5°C (SR15) and for the Urban Areas section of the IPCC 5th Assessment report (2014). He also serves as a member of the Global Advisory Board for the Global Assessment of Risk report (2011). He also works on the dynamics of macro-governance and on long-range futures for India and South Asia. He is currently involved in developing India 2050, a dynamic long-range national economy-resource-demographic model for India. Aromar Revi is the Director of the Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) – India’s first prospective National University for Research and Innovation to address challenges of urbanisation through an integrated programme of education, research, consulting and advisory services. He has been a senior advisor to various ministries of the Government of India, consulted with a wide range of UN, multilateral, bilateral development and private sector institutions and works on economic, environmental and social change at global, regional and urban scales. Aromar has led over a hundred major research, consulting and implementation assignments in India and abroad; helped structure, design and review development investments in excess of $4 billion; worked on three of the world’s ten largest cities, with communities across twenty-five of India’s twenty-eight states apart from multiple international projects in half a dozen countries. Aromar is considered a leading expert on Global Environmental Change especially on Climate Change adaptation and mitigation.

Youba Sokona

South Centre

Youba Sokona was elected Vice-Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in October 2015. Prior to this, Youba Sokona was Co-Chair of IPCC Working Group III on the mitigation of climate change for the Fifth Assessment Report after serving as a Lead Author since 1990. Youba Sokona is currently the Special Advisor for Sustainable Development at the South Centre. With over 40 years of experience addressing energy, environment and sustainable development in Africa, Youba Sokona is a well-known, leading global figure. In addition to these achievements, Youba Sokona has a proven track record of organisational leadership and management, for example as Coordinator of the African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC) and as Executive Secretary of the Sahara and the Sahel Observatory (OSS). Youba Sokona’s advice is highly sought after, and as such, he is affiliated with numerous boards and organisations, including as a Member of the Board for the Institute of Development Studies, Honorary Professor at the University College London (UCL), and as a Special Advisor to the African Energy Leaders Group. In short, Youba Sokona is a global figure, with deep technical knowledge, extensive policy experience and an unreserved personal commitment to African led development.
Youba Sokona occupe, depuis octobre 2015, le poste de vice-président du Groupe d’experts intergouvernemental sur l’évolution du climat (GIEC). Dr Youba Sokona a d’abord occupé la fonction de co-président groupe de travail III du GIEC sur l’atténuation des changements climatiques pour le cinquième rapport d’évaluation après l’avoir dirigé depuis 1990. Il est actuellement le conseiller spécial sur le développement durable au Centre Sud (South Centre). Forte de plus de 40 ans d’expérience dans le domaine de l’énergie, de l’environnement et du développement durable en Afrique, le Dr Youba Sokona est une figure mondiale bien connue et de premier plan. En plus de ses réalisations, il a fait ses preuves en matière de leadership organisationnel et de gestion, par exemple en tant que coordinateur du Centre africain pour la politique climatique (ACPC) et secrétaire exécutif de l’Observatoire du Sahara et du Sahel (OSS). Ses conseils sont très recherchés, et à ce titre, il est affilié à de nombreux conseils d’administration et organisations, notamment en tant que membre du conseil d’administration de l’Institute of Development Studies, professeur honoraire à l’University College London (UCL), et conseiller spécial auprès de l’African Energy Leaders Group. En bref, le Dr Youba Sokona est une personnalité mondiale, dotée de connaissances techniques approfondies, d’une vaste expérience politique et d’un engagement personnel sans réserve en faveur du développement de l’Afrique.

Seree Supratid

Climate Change and Disaster Center, Rangsit U.

Dr Seree Supratid is Thailand’s leading disaster expert and flood analyst and played an active role in response to the flooding in Thailand in 2011. He is also an academic board member of the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation college and has been participating in the government’s Strategic Planning Group on Water Resources Management and Asia & Pacific Planning group on Hazard and Disaster of ICSU since 2005. In 2010-present, he was appointed as a Lead Author, IPCC-SREX "Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation” and IPCC-AR6 “Climate change 2022 : Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability. Prior to these he was Managing Director of the Sirindhorn International Environmental Park and the governor of Provincial Waterworks Authority.
He has a doctoral degree in Coastal engineering from the Tohoku University, Japan.

Fredolin TANGANG

The National University of Malaysia

Prof. Fredolin Tangang is a Professor of Climatology at the National University of Malaysia. Currently Prof. Tangang serves as IPCC WG1 Vice-Chair representing Malaysia and countries in the Southwest Pacific region. Prof. Tangang obtained his PhD in 1997 from University of British Columbia, Canada. Prof. Tangang is active in promoting a regional collaboration in regional climate research in the Southeast Asia region. He is currently a Project Leader of the Southeast Asia Regional Climate Downscaling (SEACLID) / CORDEX Southeast Asia, which involves 17 institutions from 13 countries including 7 ASEAN countries and 6 from outside the region.

Jean-Pascal van YPERSELE

Université catholique de Louvain (TECLIM)

Liyong Xie

Shenyang Agricultural University

Professor Liyong Xie is Director of Department of Regional Development, Director of Centre of Climate Change and Low Carbon Agriculture in Shenyang Agricultural University (SAU). He has a PhD in agronomy after he got a Bachelor in Agricultural Meteorology and a Master in agronomy both from SAU. He also worked as a post-doctoral in Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences.

His research is focusing climate change and sustainable agriculture development, and his interests include climate change impacts on and adaptation to agriculture, effect of elevated atmospheric CO2 on crops yield and quality, greenhouse gases mitigation from farming fields, and sustainable agriculture development and food security under climate change.
He presided and finished many projects, including the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the China Postdoctoral Science Foundation and the Key Project in the National Science & Technology Pillar Program. He has published 2 books and more than 50 papers as the first author or a responding author.

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