The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will be present at the Katowice Climate Change Conference (COP24) in Poland on 2-14 December 2018, with a broad programme of its own events as well as taking part in the official activities of the meeting. Co-Chairs of the three IPCC Working Groups will present the findings of the new IPCC report at a special event held with the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) entitled Unpacking the new scientific knowledge and key findings in the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5ºC, on Tuesday 4 December at 15:00-18:00. The Co-Chairs of the Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories will hold a side event on the 2019 Refinement to the 2006 Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories, due to be released in May 2019, on Friday 7 December at 18:30-20:00. The IPCC will also hold a side event on climate science and policy, together with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and United Nations Environment Programme, on Wednesday 5 December at 13:15-14:45. IPCC Chair Hoesung Lee and the Co-Chairs will give a press conference on Thursday 6 December at 14:00-14:30 on the three IPCC reports to be issued in 2019. For the first time, the IPCC will have a pavilion (H3) at the climate conference, where it will present around 30 events showcasing the report on 1.5ºC, the Sixth Assessment Report work programme, and other IPCC activities. The pavilion is shared with the WMO.
12 December - Challenges of Climate education and role of the IPCC and UNFCCC - How education is in latín america and how much is invested in Climate Education and Sustainable development: Danaé Espinoza Hernández
4 December - From SR15 to Synthesis Report - Global Warming of 1.5°C: Valérie Masson-Delmotte, Co-Chair of IPCC Working Group I
4 December - From SR15 to Synthesis Report - 2019 Refinement to the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories: Eduardo Calvo Buendia & Kiyoto Tanabe, TFI Co-Chairs
4 December - From SR15 to Synthesis Report - IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate : Debra Roberts, IPCC Vice-Chair
4 December - From SR15 to Synthesis Report - IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land (SRCCL): Jim Skea, WGIII Co-Chair
4 December - Looking Ahead to SROCC and SRCCL - The IPCC Sixth Assessment Cycle: Thelma Krug, IPCC Vice Chair
4 December - Looking Ahead to SROCC and SRCCL - Special Report on Climate Change and Land (SRCCL): Jim Skea, Co-Chair of Working Group III
4 December - Looking Ahead to SROCC and SRCCL - Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate: Hans-Otto Pörtner, Co-Chair of IPCC Working Group II
4 December - Chapter 3 - Avoiding impacts and impacts avoided – new frontiers for climate impact research: Dr. Carl-Friedrich Schleussner
SBSTA - IPCC Special Event - Understanding global warming of 1.5°C: Valérie Masson-Delmotte and Panmao Zhai, WGI Co-Chairs
SBSTA - IPCC Special Event - Projected climate change, potential impacts and associated risks: Hans-Otto Pörtner, WGII Co-Chair
SBSTA - IPCC Special Event - Emission pathways and system transitions consistent with 1.5°C global warming : Jim Skea, WGIII Co-Chair
SBSTA - IPCC Special Event - Strengthening the global response in the context of sustainable development and efforts to eradicate poverty: Debra Roberts, WGII Co-chair
5 December - IPCC tools for National GHG Inventories - IPCC Emission Factor Database (EFDB): Baasansuren Jamsranjav
5 December - Regional Perspectives - AOSIS - Key findings from the SR1.5°C relevant for the AOSIS: Adelle Thomas
5 December - Regional Perspectives - AOSIS - Limits to Climate Change Adaptation and related Loss and Damage: emerging evidence from Pacific Islands: Johanna Nalau
5 December - Regional Perspectives - AOSIS - The special report’s relevance for the UNFCCC process: Carl-Friedrich Schleussner
5 Dec - Regional Perspective - Africa - Climate impacts and associated risks on natural and human systems in Africa: Sarah Connors
Side Event - Climate Science for Policy - WMO Statement on the State of the Global Climate: Elena Manaenkova
Side Event - Climate Science for Policy - Emissions Gap Report 2018 - UN Environment: UN Environment
5 Dec - Regional Perspective - Asia - Strengthening the global response in the context of sustainable development: Joyashree Roy
5 Dec - Regional Perspective - Central and South America - Feasibility assessment: mitigation and adaptation options in Latin America: Débora Ley
5 Dec - Regional perspectives on 1.5ºC – Central and South America - What are the impacts of the 1.5ºC global warming in the Latin American region?: Tania Guillén
5 Dec - Regional Perspective - Central and South America - 1.5ºC Special Report: Rethinking the future of the region: Sandra Guzmán
6 Dec - Chapter 5 - Key findings from Chapter 5: Strengthening the global response in the context of sustainable development: Joyashree Roy
7 December - Research Needs for the IPCC 6th Assessment Cycle: a WG III perspective - Expectations and outline of the WG III contribution to the 6th Assessment Report: Jim Skea
7 December - Research Needs for the IPCC 6th Assessment Cycle: a WG III perspective - Chapter 5: Behaviour and demand side solutions for mitigation: Joyshree Roy
8 Dec - Media Workshop - What is the IPCC, how does it work, what is it working on now: Abdalah Mokssit
8 Dec - Media Workshop - IPCC Communications and Outreach - opportunities and challenges: Jonathan Lynn
10 Dec - From SR15 to Working Group II AR6 - From the Special Report on 1.5 Degrees Global Warming to the Working Group II Contribution to the IPCC Sixth Assessment Cycle: Hans-Otto Pörtner and Debra Roberts
12 December - Chapter 2: Mitigation pathways - The 1.5°C Transition: Mitigation requirements and emissions reductions : Joeri Rogelj
12 December - Chapter 2: Mitigation pathways - The 1.5°C Transition: Challenges and Opportunities: Elmar Kriegler
12 December - Chapter 2: Mitigation pathways - Maximising synergies between the Sustainable Development Goals: Christophe McGlade
12 December - Challenges of Climate education and role of the IPCC and UNFCCC - What role can the IPCC play in Climate Education?: Robin Matthews
12 December - Challenges of Climate education and role of the IPCC and UNFCCC - Video presentation: ART + SCIENCE – A unique and powerful way to tell the story of climate change: Alisa Singer
12 December - Challenges of Climate education and role of the IPCC and UNFCCC - Global challenges in delivering Climate Education: Mark McCaffrey
12 December - Challenges of Climate education and role of the IPCC and UNFCCC - Climate education in a Developing Country context: Danaé Espinoza
12 December - Partnering with the IPCC - NGOs - Working with the IPCC as an observer organization: Sophie Schlingemann
13 Dec - Looking Ahead to the 2019 Refinement and Future Work on SLCF Inventories - Background and progress of the work on production of the 2019 Refinement to the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National GHG Inventories: Andrej Kranjc
13 Dec - Looking Ahead to the 2019 Refinement and Future Work on SLCF Inventories - Background and outcome of the Expert Meeting on SLCF in May 2018 and possible future work on SLCF inventories: Kiyoto Tanabe
IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 ºC
Professor of Geosystem Science, Environmental Change Institute, School of Geography and the Environment and Department of Physics, University of Oxford & Coordinating Lead Author, Chapter 1, Framing and Context, IPCC Special Report on 1.5°C. His research focusses on quantifying human influence on climate and weather and its implications for the future, including outstanding carbon budgets for different levels of warming.
Eduardo Calvo is a Co-Chair of the Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (TFI) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). He is an environmental scientist from Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia. He is an Associate Professor at San Marcos University in Lima, Peru where he teaches courses devoted to environmental pollution and natural resources management. He has also taught at Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería and Universidad Nacional Federico Villareal. He is a former Board Member of the Peruvian Chemical Society and a former member of the Peruvian Academy of Health. He is a member of the Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism, and was a negotiator or advisor on climate change negotiations from 1996 to 2015. He also advised the Peruvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on various environmental issues. Formerly, he was an adviser on environmental issues to the National Council on Environment and the Peruvian Ministries of Agriculture and Housing. He has coordinated the greenhouse gas Inventory of the Dominican Republic and served as a reviewer of the Chilean greenhouse gas Inventory. Eduardo has chaired or co-chaired various debates on topics ranging from bunker fuels, impacts of response measures, to the Clean Development Mechanism and procedures.
Climate Change Chief Negotiator of El Salvador. UNFCCC and IPCC national focal point. Member of the Executive Committee of the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage, representing Latin America and the Caribbean (GRULAC) (2015-2018). Mechanical Engineer, Recife University, Brazil. Bachelor Degree in Philosophy. Central American University, El Salvador. Chief of Mechanical Installations. Hydroelectric Power Commission, El Salvador, (ten years). Governance Officer, UN Peace Observation Mission in El Salvador 1994-1998.
Sander Chan is a senior researcher, specializing in environmental policy and Governance at the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE). His research areas include transformation to a low-carbon and climate resilient societies, transnational climate governance, local and regional context of new governance mechanisms, public-private partnerships and sustainable development.
Dr Sarah Connors is a Science officer in the IPCC Working Group1 technical support unit (TSU). Before working at the WGI TSU, Sarah was a Science Policy Fellow at the European Geoscience Union. She holds a PhD in Atmospheric Chemistry, in which she developed a technique that estimated methane emissions at the sub-national level.
Heleen de Coninck is associate professor in innovation studies and sustainability at the Department of Environmental Science at Radboud University in Nijmegen. Earlier she worked for over 10 years on international energy and climate policy at the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN). Heleen’s research focuses on international climate policy, energy technology and innovation. She was one of the Coordinating Lead Authors of the recent IPCC Special Report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C.
Kiane de Kleijne is a chapter scientist of Chapter 4 of the IPCC Special Report on global warming of 1.5°C. She obtained her Master’s degree in Physics with a special focus on Climate & Energy, and wrote her master thesis on gender and climate finance. She is currently working as a junior researcher at the Department of Environmental Science at Radboud University in Nijmegen, where her research focuses on life cycle assessment of a carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) process in industry
Francisco A. Diaz Lison involvement in the Humanitarian field extends over three decades. He has coordinated programmes and field operations in South America, Africa and Asia while collaborating with DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS and the UNICEF.
His ranges of experience are Epidemic Control, Water Hygiene, Social Work amid Armed Conflicts and Urban Social Empowerment.
As an independent advisor, he has shared his ground experience with various Paris-based educational institutions, notably ISFEC and SCIENCES PO on the fields of ‘Optimization of NGO Cooperation’, ‘Strategization of the use of Renewable Energies’ and ‘Cultural Diversity’.
Since 2013, he has been the operating Chief Executive Officer for the Cuomo Foundation, in Monaco and oversees its projects around the world in India, Bangladesh, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Benin, Ethiopia and Europe.
Francisco A. Diaz Lison holds Master’s degrees in ‘International & Local Solidarity’ and in ‘Strategic Management’, received respectively from Bordeaux and Paris Universities.
Kristie L. Ebi is director of the Center for Health and the Global Environment (CHanGE), and Rohm and Haas Endowed Professor in Public Health Sciences at the University of Washington. She has been conducting research and practice on the health risks of climate variability and change for over twenty years, focusing on understanding sources of vulnerability, estimating current and future health risks of climate change, and designing adaptation policies and measures to reduce the risks of climate change in multi-stressor environments. She has supported multiple countries in Central America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Pacific in assessing their vulnerabilities and implementing adaptation policies and programs. She has been an author on multiple national and international climate change assessments, including the fourth U.S. National Climate Assessment and the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C. She co-chairs the International Committee On New Integrated Climate change assessment Scenarios (ICONICS) that created five scenarios of socioeconomic development over this century. Dr. Ebi’s scientific training includes an M.S. in toxicology and a Ph.D. and a Masters of Public Health in epidemiology, and two years of postgraduate research at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She has edited fours books on aspects of climate change and has more than 200 publications.
Danaé Espinoza is Co-Founder and currently Co-Coordinator of the Latin American and Caribbean Youth Climate Movement (CLIC!) and former YOUNGO Global South Focal Point to UNFCCC (2014). She has been part of the Mexican Delegation for as a member of CSOs. Behalf of her country and in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico has led the negotiation process of Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE), that was the first decision during SB48 on Education for the Paris Agreement Work Programme (PAWP). She is currently focusing on Financing for Climate Education, Climate Finance and Adaptation. Co-author of the book "Young people towards 2030. Innovation for transformation: Contributions for Reflection" a UNFPA publication and its representation in Mexico in collaboration with the Mexican Institute of Youth (IMJUVE) that integrates the voices of public officials, academics and representatives of civil society organizations to make visible the importance of having participation of young people in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.
Fu Sha is Director of Strategy and Planning at the Energy Foundation China. Prior to joining EF China in April 2019, she was an Associate Professor at China’s National Center for Climate Change and International Cooperation, where she served as a researcher and policy analyst focusing on energy and climate change issues. Her interests lie in international climate regime, energy-economic-environment-climate system modeling and analysis, climate and energy data mining and analysis, national and local strategy design for energy and GHG emission mitigation, assessment of socio-economic impact of climate polices, and low carbon development and green finance in “Belt and Road” countries.<br /><br />
She was a member of Chinese delegation to UNFCCC Climate negotiation from 2012-2018. She also once served as member of Technology Executive Committee under the UNFCCC and now is the lead author of IPCC AR6 report and corresponding lead author of 4th national assessment report.
Dr Jan S. Fuglestvedt is Research Director/Special Advisor at CICERO. He has centered his research on atmospheric chemistry and climate interactions, and modelling of atmospheric and climatic impacts of different human activities, in particular the climate impacts of the transport sectors. He has also actively contributed to research on the effects of short-lived climate forcers and their potential role in mitigation strategies. <br /><br /><br /><br />
He was Lead Author in IPCC AR5 WGI, Contributing Author in WGIII and Member of the Core Writing Team for the Synthesis Report. <br /><br /><br /><br />
In October 2015 Fuglestvedt was elected Vice-Chair of IPCC WGI. <br /><br /><br /><br />
Fuglestvedt has been member of the Norwegian Minister of Climate and Environment's Climate Advisory Board since November 2014.
Tania Guillén Bolaños was Chapter 3 chapter scientist and contributing author of the Special Report on the 1.5°C of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). She is PhD<br />
candidate at the University of Hamburg and the Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS). She also supports GERICS activities which aim to enhance the implementation of climate<br />
policies, especially on adaptation to climate change, which at the same time can contribute to achieve the sustainable development goals. She was fellow of the International Climate Protection Program of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at GERICS. She is graduated on Environmental Engineering of the Central American University (UCA) of Nicaragua and holds a MSc in Technology and Resources Management in the Tropics and Subtropics awarded by the TH Köln - University of Applied Sciences of Cologne, Germany. She has worked in relation to environmental management at the local level in Nicaragua, and also at the global level where she has specialized on the climate change negotiations under the UNFCCC, with focus on adaptation and loss and damage. She has also facilitated Latin American civil society networks related to the climate change negotiations. Since 2016 is part of the technical staff (ad honorem) of the Latin American and Caribbean Group on Climate Finance (GFLAC).
Sandra Guzmán is the founder and coordinator of the Climate Finance Group of Latin America and the Caribbean (Grupo de Financiamiento Climático para América Latina y el Caribe, GFLAC). She holds a Bachelor in International Relations from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), a Master of Science in Environmental policy and Regulations from the London School of Economics (LSE) and holds a diploma on climate finance for de university of oxford. Currently, she is concluding a PhD in Politics at the University of York. First Mexican in the Homeward Bound Project visiting Antarctica to document the impacts of climate change.
Jean-Charles Hourcade is Research Director Emeritus of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and Directeur d’Etude Emérite at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS). He was acting as director of the CIRED (Centre International de Recherches sur l’Environnement et le Développement) between 1985 and 2012, a joint laboratory of the CNRS, the EHESS., the ENPC (Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussée), Agroparistech and the Centre International de Recherche sur l’Agriculture et le Développement (CIRAD).<br />
He authored 167 papers in peer-reviewed journals. He led several EU research projects and was expert for most international agencies about environmental and energy (OECD, UNEP, World Bank, InternationaI Energy Agency, International Atomic Energy Agency, UNESCO).<br />
He has been elected member of the National Committee of Research for Economic and business sciences (1989-1999) and for Social Sciences (2006-2010). He was nominated Member of the National Commission for the Sustainable Development (1994-1996) and (2002 -2008). Since 1990, he played a key role in French social science research coordination for backing up the awareness and negotiating capacities of official and governmental agencies in charge the climate change. He participated in the French negotiating team between COP1 and COP 6.<br />
He participated actively in the IPCC (which received the Peace Nobel price in 2007) as a convening lead author for the 2nd and 3rd assessment reports and lead author for the 4th and 5th reports. He acted as a lead Author for the 1°5°C report.
Saleemul Huq is a senior fellow at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and an expert on the links between climate change and sustainable development, particularly from the perspective of developing countries. He was the lead author of the chapter on Adaptation and Sustainable Development in the third assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and was the lead author of the chapter on Adaptation and Mitigation in the IPCC's fourth assessment report. His current focus is on supporting the engagement of the Least Developed Countries in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. He is researching the least developed countries' vulnerability to climate change and the impact of adaptation measures. He is also the director of the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) in Bangladesh.
Fareeha Iqbal is a Senior Climate Change Specialist at the Global Environment Facility (GEF). She has 17 years of experience in the field of climate-resilient development and manages the GEF’s adaptation program in Asia and Small Island Developing States (SIDS), while also serving as the SIDS Coordinator. She provides technical and strategic support on adaptation and resilience across a broad range of thematic areas, including urban and coastal adaptation, food security, water and natural resources management, early-warning systems and health. Prior to joining the GEF she worked on climate resilience with the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, environmental consulting firms, and non-government organizations. Fareeha holds a Master of City Planning degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a BSc (Honors) in Environmental Science from the University of Stirling, UK.<br />
Prof. Dr. Daniela Jacob is meteorologist and Director of the Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS), a scientific organizational entity of Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, and visiting professor at Leuphana University, Faculty of Sustainability.<br />
In June 2010 Daniela Jacob was appointed to be one of the leading authors of the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (Working Group 2). She is one of the coordinating lead authors of chapter 3 of the IPCC Special Report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above preindustrial levels.<br />
She is member of several committees and Ex-officio member of the ‘Earth League’, an international alliance of prominent scientists from world-class research institutions. Her main research fields and areas of interest are regional climate modelling and the hydrological cycle. Moreover, Daniela Jacob is Editor-in-Chief of Journal “Climate Services”, a new scientific Journal she co-founded with Elsevier.
Baasansuren Jamsranjav is a Senior Programme Officer at Technical Support Unit (TSU) of the IPCC Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (TFI). Before joining the TSU she was working for compilation of national greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory of Japan. She holds a PhD (Environmental Science) from Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan. Over the years, she has been working on environmental issues including environmental pollution (air, water and soil) and GHG inventories. She authored and co-authored a number of publications. She has also been engaged in various international activities related to climate change such as technical reviews of national greenhouse gas inventories, national communications, biennial reports and technical analysis of biennial update reports under the UNFCCC.
DPhil student at University of Oxford, UK. Provided graphical support for development of SPM Figure 1 and Figure 1.4, Chapter 1.
Dr. Kainuma is a senior research advisor and a secretary general of International Research Network for Low Carbon Societies (LCS-RNet) at Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES). She has developed Asia-Pacific Integrated Model (AIM) with Kyoto University and several other institutes across Asia. These include<br />
countries like China, India, Korea and Thailand. She received her B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in applied mathematics and physics from Kyoto University, Japan. From 1977 to 2015 she worked on air pollution and climate change at NIES. <br />
She is a Lead Author of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Fourth and Fifth Assessment Reports, and Special Report on 1.5°C. She is also a Coordinating Lead Author for the forthcoming UN Environment Global Environmental Outlook 6. She received Nikkei Global Environmental Technology Award in 1994 and Academic Award by the Society of Environmental Science, Japan in 2011. She was selected NISTEP researcher by National Institute of Science and Technology Policy in 2010.
Kholoud Kahime is currently a lecturer-researcher at the School of Technology, Essaouira, Cadi Ayyad University of Marrakech. Her research focuses on environment, climate change, health, food security and sustainable development. Her research has resulted in 22 articles published in indexed and prominent, influential journals, one of which is cited in the IPCC report, (2014), alongside more than 40 oral and Poster presentations. She is a consultant for German development agency GIZ, the Friedrich Naumann Foundation and International Relief and Development. <br />
In 2015, she was awarded the Prince Albert II of Monaco Scholarship and undertook specialist training at NASA. This experience inspired her to edit the Handbook of Research on Global Environmental Changes and Human Health. Currently, she is President of the International Center for Research and Capacity Building (CI2RC).
Andrej Kranjc is a Head of the IPCC TFI TSU. Before joining the IPCC TFI TSU, Mr. Kranjc worked for the Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning of Slovenia as a National Focal Point for the IPCC and for the UNFCCC. He was in charge of the production of several National Communications and 1st Biennial Report. He participated in major UNFCCC and IPCC meetings (COP, MOP, IPCC sessions) as a Head of national delegation of Slovenia, and recently as a IPCC TFI TSU Head. As a representative of the Group of Eastern European Countries, he served in various positions in the UNFCCC process, among others as a COP Vice-President.<br /><br />
He holds a M.Sc. in Meteorology (University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Physics).
Elmar Kriegler is a senior scientist at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and vice chair of Research Domain “Sustainable Solutions" at PIK. His research focuses on the integrated assessment of climate change and climate change scenario analysis. He has coordinated several international research projects on integrated assessment modeling and the analysis of climate change mitigation strategies, and was a core developer of the new generation of climate change scenarios based on the concept of Shared Socioeconomic Pathways. Elmar Kriegler is the author of numerous scientific publications and has been a lead author of the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (Chapter 6: Transformation Pathways of the Working Group III Report) and Special Report on 1.5 Degrees Warming (Chapter 2: Mitigation pathways compatible with 1.5°C in the context of sustainable development). He received a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Potsdam.
Thelma Krug was elected Vice-Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 2015 for the Sixth Assessment Cycle, after having been co-chair of the IPCC Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories from 2002 until 2015. She is a former researcher at the Earth Observation Coordination at the National Institute for Space Research in Brazil, under the Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communication (MCTIC). She holds a PhD on Spatial Statistics from the University of Sheffield, UK. She has been Deputy National Secretary at the Secretary on Policies and Programs of Science and Technology at MCTIC; National Secretary at the Secretary on Climate Change and Environmental Quality from the Ministry of the Environment (MMA) and Director of the Department on Policies to Combat Deforestation under the Secretary of Climate Change and Forests at MMA. For more than 15 years she represented Brazil in the negotiations at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), with particular focus on issues related to land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF); research and systematic observations; and reporting guidelines. Her main areas of interest are climate change and the role of deforestation, forest degradation and land-use change; REDD+; and national greenhouse gas inventories.<br />
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.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
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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.
Debora Ley is a Lead Author for AR6 WGII and the Special Report on 1.5C of Global Warming. She is currently Economic Affairs Officer, Energy and Natural Resources Unit at UN ECLAC, Mexico Sub-regional Office. She has a PhD in Geography and the Environment from the Environmental Change Institute of the University of Oxford. She has a MSc in Civil Engineering, with a focus on energy systems, from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a BSc in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. She has worked mainly in Mexico and Central America on rural electrification, renewable energy, and climate change. Dr. Ley worked at Mexico’s National Energy Savings Commission before joining Sandia National Laboratories, where she was the Program Manager for the Central America and Mexico Clean Energy and Environment Program. She later worked at the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean and the InterAmerican Development Bank, focusing mainly on regional energy integration in Central America. She has also worked as a consultant for the Latin America Energy Organization focusing on rural electrification in Nicaragua, for the World Bank evaluating its rural solar energy programs in Nicaragua and Honduras, and for Chemonics doing strategic planning for Low Emissions Development in Mexico. She is a volunteer with Engineers Without Borders, Johns Hopkins chapter and has published diverse articles on topics of rural renewable electrification, especially technical codes and standards, and diverse topics linking renewable energy, climate change and sustainable development.
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.
Valérie Masson-Delmotte is a Co-Chair of Working Group I of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) for the Sixth Assessment cycle. Previously she was a Lead Author in the Working Group I contribution to the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report and a Coordinating Lead Author in the Working Group I contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report. Valérie is a senior scientist from Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement, Institut Pierre Simon Laplace, with an initial background in fluid physics. Her research interests are focused on quantifying and understanding changes in climate and water cycle, using analyses from ice cores in Greenland, Antarctica and Tibet, analyses from tree-rings as well as present-day monitoring, and climate modelling for the past and the future. She has worked across different timescales on issues such as natural climate variability and mechanisms of climate response to natural and anthropogenic forcing, polar amplification, climate feedbacks, abrupt climate change, ice sheet vulnerability. She is active in outreach for a broad range of audiences and events and has contributed to several books on climate change issues (latest: Groenland, climat, écologie et société, CNRS éditions, 2016). Nature journal listed her in the top 10 people that matter in science in 2018. She has received several prizes (Medaille d’argent du CNRS, 2019; European Union Descartes Prize for the EPICA project, 2008; Women scientist Irène Joliot Curie Prize, 2013; Tinker-Muse Prize for science and policy in Antarctica, 2015; Thomson Highly Cited Researcher since 2014; Prix Jean Perrin for scientific outreach from Société Française de Physique, 2016). <br />
Valérie Masson-Delmotte est co-présidente du Groupe de travail I du Groupe d’experts intergouvernemental sur l’évolution du climat (GIEC) pour le sixième cycle d’évaluation. Précédemment, elle était Auteure principale du Groupe de travail I chargée de la contribution au quatrième rapport d’évaluation du GIEC et Auteure coordinatrice principale en charge de la contribution du groupe de travail I au cinquième rapport d'évaluation. Valérie est directrice de recherches au Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l’Environnement, Institut Pierre Simon Laplace, avec une formation initiale en physique des fluides. Ses intérêts de recherche sont axés sur la quantification et la compréhension des changements climatiques et du cycle de l’eau, à l’aide d’analyses des noyaux de glace au Groenland, en Antarctique et au Tibet, d’analyses de anneaux d’arbres ainsi que de la surveillance actuelle, et de la modélisation du climat pour le passé et l’avenir. Elle a travaillé à différentes échelles de temps sur des questions telles que la variabilité naturelle du climat et les mécanismes de réponse du climat aux forçages naturels et anthropiques, l’amplification polaire, les rétroactions climatiques, les changements climatiques brusques, la vulnérabilité des calottes glaciaires. Elle est active dans la sensibilisation d’un large éventail de publics et d’événements et a contribué à plusieurs ouvrages sur les questions de changement climatique (le dernier en date : Groenland, climat, écologie et société, CNRS éditions, 2016). Le magazine Nature a distingué Valérie Masson-Delmotte, plaéoclimatologue au CEA, en la plaçant parmi les 10 scientifiques qui ont le plus marqué le monde en 2018. Elle a reçu plusieurs prix (Médaille d’argent du CNRS, 2019 ; Prix Descartes de l’Union européenne pour le projet EPICA, 2008 ; Prix Irène Joliot Curie pour les femmes scientifiques, 2013 ; Prix Tinker-Muse pour la science et la politique en Antarctique, 2015 ; Thomson Highly Cited Researcher depuis 2014 ; Prix Jean Perrin pour la vulgarisation scientifique de la Société Française de Physique, 2016).
Robin is Science Officer with the IPCC Working Group I (WGI) Technical Support Unit (TSU) in Paris, France. He was an editor of the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C and, in addition to the main WGI report, is currently working on the IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate. Robin provides scientific support for report preparation and production, including coordination of glossaries and referencing. He is also actively involved in several efforts to promote and adapt IPCC reports for use in education and outreach. Before joining the WGI TSU, Robin was a Postdoctoral Fellow in Physical Oceanography at Memorial University in Newfoundland, Canada, where he worked with underwater vehicles in the northwest Atlantic. He holds a PhD in Ocean and Climate science from the University of Victoria, also in Canada, for which he investigated seasonal cycling of ocean pH and historical methods of measuring sea surface temperature.
Mark is co-founder of the UNFCCC community for Education, Communication and Outreach Stakeholders known as ECOS, and is the author of Climate Smart & Energy Wise, a book for teachers published in 2014. He co-founded CLEAN, the Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (http://cleanet.org) a decade ago, and helped pioneer the Climate and Energy Literacy frameworks available through CLEAN. He currently lives in rural Hungary.
Christophe is a senior energy analyst in the Directorate of Sustainability, Technology and Outlooks of the International Energy Agency (IEA). Christophe joined the IEA in 2015 and leads the oil, gas and climate modelling and analysis within the World Energy Outlook series—the Agency’s authoritative analysis of long-term global energy trends and challenges.
Reinhard Mechler has close to 20 years of work experience on socio-economic aspects related to disaster risk and resilience, and climate change. He currently is deputy director of the ‘Risk & Resilience’ research program at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA). He has been acting as a visiting professor at the University of Graz, as well as a senior lecturer at the University for Economics and Business in Vienna. Reinhard Mechler has been leading and contributing to various international research and consultancy projects. He acted as a lead author on IPCC’s special report on adaptation to extreme events (SREX), the 5th assessment report and the report on 1.5oC of global warming.
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 />
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.
Dr Johanna Nalau is a Lead Author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Sixth Assessment (Working Group II Chapter 15 Small Islands) and specialises in climate adaptation science at Griffith University, Australia. Dr Nalau’s research focuses on understanding how people make decisions on climate adaptation, the linkages between adaptation science, policy, and practice, and the role that leadership and information play in that process. She is the recipient of the Australian Discovery Early Career Research Award (2019-2021), with her project focusing on examining the robustness of climate change adaptation principles that are used in decision-making globally and nationally. She is the managing editor for Climate Risk Management, and recently co-edited the first book on Limits to Climate Change Adaptation
Sekai Ngarize, Currently, she is working for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)/ Task Force on Greenhouse Gas Inventories (TFI) based in Japan, where she is Programme Officer for Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU) sector. Until January 2015, she worked a Senior Science and Policy Advisor for nearly 6 years at the now former UK Department of Energy and Climate Change, where was responsible for developing policy on Land use and land use change and Forestry (LULUCF) including Reducing emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) policy and R&D programme for LULUCF/REDD under the UNFCCC, UK Carbon Budgets and EUMM. She graduated with a PhD in Food Science from the University of Surrey - UK. She also holds an Msc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College, London. She has previously worked at the Department of Food and Rural Affairs for 5 and half years where was responsible for policy development of the UK International and Domestic Policy for Persistent Organic Pollutants under the International Treaty Stockholm Convention, and the UNECE. Her work involved representing the UK and participating in international negotiations under the UNEP and EU. Prior to that, she worked at the UK Food Standards Agency, where was responsible for Risk Assessment of food contaminants including the environmental contaminants. She is a Lead Reviewer for GHG inventories for Annex1 Parties under the UNFCCC also reviews Annex 1 Parties National communications and is Co-Lead for Technical Analysis for BUR for Developing countries.
Hans-Otto Pörtner is a Co-Chair of Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) for the Sixth Assessment cycle. He received his PhD and habilitated in Animal Physiology at Münster and Düsseldorf Universities. As a Research and then Heisenberg Fellow of the German Research Council he worked at Dalhousie and Acadia Universities, Nova Scotia, Canada and at the Lovelace Medical Foundation, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, before he became Professor and Head of Integrative Ecophysiology at the Alfred Wegener Institute, Bremerhaven, Germany. He has established theory and evidence on effects of climate warming, ocean acidification, and hypoxia on marine animals and ecosystems. His efforts focus on linking biogeography and ecosystem functioning to molecular, biochemical and physiological mechanisms shaping organism tolerance and performance. Previously, he was a Lead Author and a Coordinating Lead Author to the 4th and 5th assessment cycles of the IPCC. He is an elected member of the European Academy of Sciences, the German Advisory Council on Global Change and a Clarivate Analytics highly cited researcher 2018 onward.
Yurii Pyrozhenko is a Programme Officer in the IPCC TFI TSU. Before joining the TSU Yurii for a few years was involved in preparation of National and Regional GHG Inventories, National Communications on Climate Change as well as JI projects development in Agriculture sector of Ukraine. Besides, he has an experience of participation in EU TACIS, UNDP, USEPA and USAID climate change projects. Yurii takes part in the annual review of Annex I Parties GHG Inventories under the UNFCCC procedures in the capacity of lead reviewer. He holds Master’s degree in Biology.
Debra Roberts is a Co-Chair of Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) for the Sixth Assessment cycle. She is Head of the Sustainable and Resilient City Initiatives Unit in eThekwini Municipality (Durban, South Africa). She was a lead author of Chapter 8 (Urban Areas) of Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report and was elected as Co-Chair of Working Group II for the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment cycle in 2015. Debra is an Honorary Professor at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in the School of Life Sciences and is an advisor to the Global Commission on Adaptation, United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) and the United Nations Secretary General’s 2019 Climate Summit. In 2019 she was included in a list of the World’s 100 Most Influential People in Climate Policy.
Debra Roberts est co-présidente du groupe de travail II du Groupe d’experts intergouvernemental sur l’évolution du climat (GIEC) pour le sixième cycle d’évaluation. Elle dirige l’unité des initiatives pour une ville durable et résiliente de la municipalité d'eThekwini (Durban, Afrique du Sud). Elle a été l’un des auteurs principaux du chapitre 8 (zones urbaines) du groupe de travail II du cinquième rapport d’évaluation du Groupe d’experts intergouvernemental sur l’évolution du climat (GIEC) et a été élue co-présidente du groupe de travail II pour le sixième cycle d’évaluation du GIEC en 2015. Debra est professeur honoraire à l’université de KwaZulu-Natal, à l’école des sciences de la vie, et conseillère auprès de la Commission mondiale sur l’adaptation, de l’Organisation mondiale de Cités et Gouvernements Locaux Uni (CGLU) et du Sommet sur le climat 2019 du secrétaire général des Nations unies. En 2019, elle a fait partie d’une liste des 100 personnes les plus influentes au monde en matière de politique climatique.
Joeri Rogelj is a Lecturer at the Grantham Institute at Imperial College London, and Senior Research Scholar at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA). His research focusses on providing evidence supporting the advancement of climate action. Integrating knowledge across various disciplines, his work connects insights from geoscience with energy modelling and climate policy. Over the past decade, he has spearheaded research on 1.5°C scenarios, carbon budgets, and the analysis of international climate change agreements. Since their inception in 2010, Joeri Rogelj has served as a lead author on the annual UNEP Emissions Gap Reports. He contributed to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and was a Coordinating Lead Author on IPCC’s Special Report on 1.5°C of Global Warming (Chapter 2: Mitigation pathways compatible with 1.5°C in the context of sustainable development). Currently, he serves as a Lead Author on the carbon-cycle chapter of the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report. Joeri Rogelj holds master degrees in engineering and development studies, and a PhD in climate science from ETH Zurich. In 2016, he was awarded the inaugural Piers Sellers Award for world-leading contributions to solution-focused climate research.
Joyashree Roy is the inaugural Bangabandhu Chair Professor at AIT, Thailand. She is in lien from the Department of Economics, Jadavpur University. She is Indian Council of Social Sciences Research (ICSSR) national fellow. She was Ford Foundation Post Doctoral Fellow at LBNL, Berkeley, USA. She is the Founder Advisor the Global Change Programme and Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (SYLFF) Project at Jadavpur University, India. She is coordinating lead author in WGIII IPCC reports : Fourth, Fifth and Sixth assessment, Special Report on Global warming of 1.5°C. She was in IPCC-2007 Nobel Peace Prize winning panel. She has been a chapter author of Global Energy Assessment. She is in the winning team of Prince Sultan Bin Aziz award for water. She has published more than 100 peer reviewed journal articles, authored and edited books. Her research interests are: Economics of Pollution and Climate Change, Modeling energy demand, Economy-wide modeling exercises for deriving policy implications, Water quality demand modeling, Water pricing, Energy Pricing, Sustainable development, Natural resource accounting, Valuing environmental services, Developmental and environmental issues relevant for informal sectors, Coastal Ecosystem service evaluation.
Carl-Friedrich Schleussner is Head of Climate Science and Impacts and a Scientific Advisor to Climate Analytics. He has longstanding expertise in climate modelling and climate impact science, multi-year experience in providing scientific advice at the climate-policy interface including targeted scientific support to SIDS and LDCs in the UNFCCC process. A climate physicist by training, Carl has received a PhD with distinction at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and his publication record spans a wide range from climate extreme and climate impact projections including water availability and food production to tipping elements and societal implications of climate change. In particular, Carl has focused on science related to 1.5°C degree warming and regional climate impact projections. He is a co-author of the second and third Turn Down the Heat report for the World Bank and author of a series of peer-reviewed scientific studies. Carl is member of the steering committee of the initiative Half a degree Additional warming, Prognosis and Projected Impacts (HAPPI) and coordinates the BMBF consortium project HAPPI-DE.
Sophie Schlingemann is the Legal Officer at the Secretariat of the IPCC. Sophie holds a Master degree in international law of the University of Utrecht, Netherlands, and post-doctoral certificates in the law of the European Community and international law of the Universities of Edinburgh, United Kingdom, and the Sorbonne in Paris. She started her professional career as policy officer in the Ministry of Agriculture and Nature Conservation in The Hague, Netherlands, and in 1984 joined the Office of the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in Nairobi, Kenya, as Secretary of the Committee of International Development Institutions on the Environment (CIDIE). After her return to Europe in 1987,
and before joining the Secretariat of the IPCC, Sophie served as legal adviser to the Secretariat of the Basel Convention, the United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC), and the Environmental Law Unit of UNEP. Since 2007 she has supported the IPCC Secretariat on legal and outreach issues.
Pavel Shermanau is a Programme Officer of the IPCC TFI TSU and is responsible for Energy and Industrial Processes Sectors. Before joining the IPCC TFI TSU Mr. Shermanau has worked for the Ministry of Environment of Belarus as a Deputy Head of Hydrometeorology Department and was responsible for climate change policy, GHG inventory and national submissions. He took part in development of several annual GHG inventories (Energy Sector), national communications of Belarus and regional climate change projects. He participated in major UNFCCC and IPCC meetings (COP, SB, IPCC) as a national representative and as the IPCC TFI TSU Programme officer. <br /><br /><br />
He holds a M.Sc. in Environmental Governance (Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg, Germany) and a Diploma with honours in Environmental Protection (Belarus Technological University).<br /><br /><br />
Alisa Singer has created a series of over 65 digital paintings that use contemporary art to dramatize the science of climate change. Each seemingly abstract piece is actually derived from a chart, graph, map word or number representing a key fact about climate change.
Jim Skea is Co-Chair of IPCC WG III and Professor of Sustainable Energy at Imperial College London with research interests in energy, climate change and technological innovation. He was Research Director of the UK Energy Research Centre 2004-12 and Director of the Policy Studies Institute 1998-2004. He has operated at the interface between research, policy-making and business throughout his career. He was a member of the UK Committee on Climate Change from its inception in 2008 until 2018. He is currently chairing Scotland’s Just Transition Commission. Until June 2017, he was President of the UK Energy Institute. He was awarded a CBE for services to sustainable energy in 2013 and an OBE for services to sustainable transport in 2004.
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.<br /><br />
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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.
Ms Kerstin Stendahl is Deputy Secretary of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. She has always worked on issues relating to international environmental law, governance and policy. Throughout her career, at national, regional and international levels she has devoted particular attention to gender issues, by highlighting and developing training opportunities and award schemes as well as emphasizing gender aspects of recruitment policies and practices and in day-to-day work. Kerstin started at the Ministry of the Environment in Finland in the summer of 1992, right after the first Rio conference on sustainable development. She has worked on forest biodiversity issues in the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity in Montreal and on environmental economics as well as genetic resources for food and agriculture for the Nordic Council of Ministers. She also made a foray into the field of environmental science/policy issues as a Scientific Advisor with the Academy of Finland. In 1996 she was elected one of three co-chairs for the intergovernmental process on synergies among the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions as part of her dossier on the strengthening of international environmental governance. In 2012 she took up office as Deputy Executive Secretary of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions. At the beginning of 2017 she moved to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
Kiyoto Tanabe is a Co-Chair of the Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (TFI) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). He majored in meteorology in the Graduate School of the University of Tokyo in Japan and got an MSc degree (geophysics) in 1993 with a master thesis on analysis of CO2 uptake by ocean using a two-layer upwelling-diffusion model. He joined the Technical Support Unit of the IPCC TFI in 1999, and assumed the position of Head of the Unit from April 2013 to October 2015. He has been engaged in various international activities including development of the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories, UNFCCC Consultative Group of Experts on National Communications from Parties not included in Annex I to the Convention, etc. At the 42th Session of IPCC in October 2015, he was elected as a Co-Chair of the IPCC TFI.
Dr. Adelle Thomas is a Lead Author of the IPCC Special Report on 1.5C and the IPCC AR6 WG2. She is a Visiting Researcher at University of The Bahamas and Senior Research Associate at Climate Analytics. As a human-environment geographer, her research focuses on the particular vulnerabilities, adaptation potentials and limits to adaptation for small island developing states. Her work has examined the potential of insurance as an adaptation strategy; knowledge, awareness and perception of the public about climate change; assessing opportunities, barriers and limits to adaptation; challenges facing small islands in managing loss and damage; and adaptation planning in small islands. Adelle has worked for several years on intersections between climate change adaptation, environmental protection and development and works with governments throughout the Caribbean to improve holistic responses to environmental change.
Carol was a member of The Royal Society Working Group on ocean acidification, a Lead Author and Review Editor for the 2007 and 2014 IPCC 4th Assessment Report on Climate Change and is currently a Review Editor for the IPCC Special Report on the Ocean, Cryosphere and Climate due in 2019. She was the Knowledge Exchange Coordinator for the UK Ocean Acidification Research Programme funded by NERC, Defra and DECC and held a NERC Senior Fellowship until 2018. She has raised ocean issues at side-events at UNFCCC COPs since 2009, briefed a wide range of stakeholders including the UK Government Departments, has presented in the UK and EU Parliaments, the Our Ocean conference in the US State Department and at the UN Ocean conference in 2017. At COP24 she continues to organise ocean events with her network of collaborators, including the Ocean Acidification side event part of the Oceans Action Event Day.
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.
I am an international climate policy researcher with PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (department of Climate, Air and Energy), holding a Master of Science in Climate Studies. I have been working on projects for the European Commission, supporting DG Climate Action, as well as the Horizon 2020 project CD-LINKS. I further jointly manage the COMMIT project. This work involves providing DG Climate Action with scientific input for the climate negotiations, e.g. evaluating national climate and energy policies by quantifying their expected effect on greenhouse gas emissions until 2030 and comparing them to international emission reduction pledges (most notably NDCs). It further involves developing 2 °C-consistent scenarios starting from these policies and NDCs, using PBL’s IMAGE model. In addition, I am analysing country-level energy system and emission pathways from both global and national mitigation scenarios, including their implications for and links with other sustainable development goals. Finally, I am mapping which SDG targets and interactions can be quantified by integrated assessment models.
Rachel Warren is Professor of Global Change and Environmental Biology at Tyndall Centre, UEA and Lead Author in the Intergovernmental Climate Change reports (IPCC) AR4, AR5, AR6, and the IPCC Special Report on 1.5 degrees (IPCC SR1.5C). She has 25 years of experience of producing policy relevant science related to climate change, biodiversity, sustainability, and air pollution. She has over 10 years’ project management experience and has led Tyndall Centre’s contribution to HM Treasury’s Stern Review, its contributions to three climate change projects for the Dept. of Energy and Climate Change/Dept. of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, led the methodology chapter of the UK’s second Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA2) and a synthesis of overall climate change risks (CCRA2) all of which delivered key policy relevant science informing the UK negotiating position within UNFCCC and the UK’s National Adaptation Plan.
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.