Outreach event on IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 °C (SR15)

Hanoi (Vietnam)
10 Oct 2018
Provisional Programme

High-Level Dialogue on Climate Change

Provisional Programme

Press Conference, Scientific Workshop, Public Event


Highlight of the IPCC Work and Process and Findings from the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 °C: Abdalah Moksit and Panmao Zhao

Resilient cities and 1.5°C climate change: Diana Ürge-Vorsatz

Emission Pathways and System Transitions Consistent with 1.5°C Global Warming: Diana Ürge-Vorsatz (WGIII Vice-Chair)

Key findings from SR15, its implications on sustainable development, poverty reduction and inequality reduction: Panmao Zhai

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Ove Hoegh-Guldberg

University of Queensland

Prof. Ove Hoegh-Guldberg (BScHons., Sydney; PhD., UCLA) is the inaugural Director of the Global Change Institute and Professor of Marine Science, at The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. Prof Hoegh-Guldberg is CLA of Chapter 3: Impacts of 1.5°C global warming on natural and human systems of the Special Report on 1.5C Global Warming of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).Prof. Hoegh-Guldberg is deeply-motivated by a desire to communicate science effectively, undertake game-changing research and to find high-impact solutions to address several of the most pressing and serious challenges facing humanity worldwide, such as climate change, food security, clean energy and population growth. In this respect Prof. Hoegh-Guldberg has actively collaborated with organisations such as the Great Barrier Reef Foundation, the Royal Society of London and The World Bank well as advising government and business on the science and urgency associated with climate change. Prof. Hoegh-Guldberg has worked extensively with the media, believing that scientists need to extend the impact of their science using the full set of communication options. He has published works that include over 200 refereed publications and book chapters and is one of the most cited authors within the peer-reviewed literature on climate change and its impacts on natural ecosystems. His interests in climate change has led to significant roles within the IPCC (coordinating lead author Chapter 30, “Open Oceans”) and other international organisations in his role as Deputy Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, and as Coordinator for the Australasian Centre for Excellence and Chair of the Bleaching Working Group within the World Bank-Global Environment Facility Coral Reef Targeted Research Program. As Director of the GCI Prof. Hoegh-Guldberg has a key role in engaging with the UQ community and external stakeholders to create opportunities and build strong external links and networks for the institute. He heads a large research laboratory (over 30 researchers &students) that focuses on how global warming and ocean acidification are affecting and will affect coral reefs.

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.

Abdalah Mokssit


Abdalah Mokssit is Secretary of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). He has a long experience with the IPCC and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). He is a former Vice-Chair of IPCC Working Group I, which deals with the physical science basis of climate change. He is also a former Third Vice-President of the World Meteorological Congress of WMO and was member of several WMO commissions including the Commission on Climatology and the Commission for Basic Systems. Previously, Abdalah was the Director of the National Meteorological Department of Morocco. At the National Meteorological Service of Morocco, he has focused on upgrading forecasting, from nowcasting to long-range forecasting; improving warning and crisis management for extreme events; and generating regional models of climate change scenarios, climate change sector impact studies and services for end users. In May 1996, His Majesty, the late King Hassan II of Morocco awarded the «National Order of Merit, Excellent Class» to Abdalah Mokssit for his contribution to the modernization of the National Meteorology. He was also awarded the medals “Chevalier” and “Commandeur” personally by His Majesty King Mohamed VI and the medal “Leverier” in recognition of work for the extension of NWP model PERIDOT to North Africa and Eastern Europe.<br /><br />

Abdalah Mokssit est le secrétaire du Groupe d’experts intergouvernemental sur l’évolution du climat (GIEC). Il jouit d’une longue expérience au sein du GIEC et de l’Organisation météorologique mondiale (OMM). Il a été vice-président du groupe de travail I du GIEC, chargé d’évaluer les aspects scientifiques du système climatique et de l’évolution du climat. Il est également ancien troisième vice-président du Congrès météorologique mondial de l’OMM et a été membre de plusieurs commissions de l’OMM, notamment la Commission de climatologie et la Commission des systèmes de base. Auparavant, Abdalah était le directeur du Service météorologique national du Maroc. Au Service météorologique national du Maroc, il s’est attaché à moderniser les prévisions - de la prévision immédiate à la prévision à long échéance - ; à améliorer les avis et de la gestion des crises pour les phénomènes extrêmes ; et à mettre en place des modèles régionaux de scénarios de changements climatiques, des études d’impact sectoriel des changements climatiques, et des services a l’intention des utilisateurs finals. En mai 1996, Sa Majesté, feu le roi Hassan II du Maroc a décerné à Abdalah Mokssit « l’Ordre national du mérite, Excellente classe » pour sa contribution à la modernisation de la Météorologie nationale. Il a également reçu les médailles « Chevalier » et « Commandeur » personnellement par Sa Majesté le Roi Mohamed VI et la médaille « Leverier » en reconnaissance de son travail pour l’extension du modèle de PNT PERIDOT à l’Afrique du Nord et à l’Europe de l’Est.

Petra Tschakert

University of Western Australia

Dr Petra Tschakert is Centenary Professor in Rural Development in the UWA School of Agriculture and Environment, University of Western Australia. Professor Tschakert is trained as a human-environment geographers and conducts research at the intersection of political ecology, climate change adaptation, social-ecological resilience, environmental justice, livelihood security, and participatory action research and learning within a development context. Her work explores structural drivers of vulnerability and marginalization, anticipatory learning, flexible planning, and intangible losses in the context of climate change, mainly in West Africa. She is Coordinating Lead Author (CLA) on Chapter 5, Sustainable Development, Poverty Eradication and Reducing Inequalities on the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C. Prior to that, she was CLA on Chapter 13, Livelihoods and Poverty, of the Fifth Assessment Report of the IPCC, Working Group II, and core writing team member for the Summary for Policy Makers, WGII, and the Synthesis Report (2014). Tschakert’s work has been published in leading academic journals such Global Environmental Change, Nature Climate Change, Climate Policy, Climatic Change, WIREs Climate Change, Environment & Planning A, Ecology & Society, Emotion, Space & Society, and Climate & Development. <br />


Center for Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Policy (3CSEP), Central European University

Diana Ürge-Vorsatz serves as Vice Chair of Working Group III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). She is a Professor at the Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy at the Central European University (CEU). She holds a Ph.D. from the University of California (Los Angeles and Berkeley). She served as the Acting Head of Department at CEU in 2002-2003 and directed the PhD program in 2003 – 2004. Diana Urge-Vorsatz was a Coordinating Lead Author in two Assessment Reports of the IPCC. She served on the United Nation’s Scientific Expert Group on Climate Change, and led the buildings-related work in the Global Energy Assessment. She serves as associate editor of the journal “Energy Efficiency”, and is a member of the Editorial Board of “Annual Reviews of Environment and Resources”. She was a Visiting Professor at the International Christian University of Tokyo and a Research Scholar at IIASA (International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis). She has been serving on the Governing and Advisory boards of several organizations, including Innogy (formerly RWE), the Austrian Climate and Energy Fund (KLIEN), the European Climate Foundation (ECF), the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC), and the Hungarian Energy-Efficiency Cofinancing Program (HEECP), and the Club of Budapest. She is regularly invited to high-level review panels, such as that evaluating the work at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the EU’s Joint Research Centre. She received the Hungarian Republic’s Presidential Award “Medium Cross” in 2008, as well as the “Role Model” award in 2009 and was invited as a member of Academia Europaea in 2017.

Panmao Zhai

China Meteorological Administration

Panmao Zhai is Co-Chair of the Working Group I of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) for the Sixth Assessment Report cycle. He is a well-known Chinese climatologist. He is a research professor and PhD advisor in the Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences, the largest multi-disciplinary and comprehensive research institution on atmospheric sciences in China. He has more than 30-years working experience in climate change and variability studies. He has published more than 100 papers in Chinese and English. He has developed the Global Climate Monitoring and Diagnostic System and established the ENSO Monitoring and Prediction System in China. Such contributions have effectively supported China National Climate Centre's operational activities and services. Currently, as a Chief Scientist, he is leading a group of excellent meteorologists, studying the formation mechanism and prediction method for persistent extreme events in China.

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