IPCC Activities and Findings - regional outreach event for Central Asia

Almaty (Kazakhstan)

21 Aug 2019 to 22 Aug 2019

Documents

Programme
Speakers and Bios

Slides


Media Workshop: Basics of Climate Change Science
Mohammad Rahimi, IPCC Author
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Научные основы изменения климата
Мохаммад Рахими
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Media Workshop: IPCC key messages including from the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 °C (SR15) and the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5)
Youba Sokona and Joy Pereira
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Ключевые идеи МГЭИК из Пятого доклада об оценке (ДО5) и из Специального доклада о глобальном потеплении при 1,5° C (СД15)
Юба Сокона and Джой Перейра
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Media Workshop: Key messages of the Special Report on Climate Change and Land
Jagdish Krishnaswamy
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Земля и климат научно-политический интерфейс
Джагдиш Кришнасвами
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Media Workshop: How does the IPCC work and how to communicate climate change from an IPCC perspective
Jonathan Lynn
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Каковы механизмы работы МГЭИК и каким образом осуществляется информирование об изменении климата с точки зрения МГЭИК?
Джонатан Лин
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Academia - SESSION 1: Findings of the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 °C
Youba Sokona and Joy Pereira
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Academia - SESSION 1: SRCCL - Introduction and Key Messages
Youba Sokona, IPCC Vice-Chair
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Academia - SESSION 1: SRCCL - Context and Framing
Mohammad Rahimi
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Academia - SESSION 1: SRCCL - Overview with regional focus
Jagdish Krishnaswamy
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Academia - SESSION 2: IPCC role and activities
Jonathan Lynn
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Academia - SESSION 2: Updates on the preparation of Working Group (WG) I contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6)
Mohammad Rahimi
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Academia - SESSION 2: Updates on the preparations of the WGIII to the AR6
Youba Sokona
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Academia - SESSION 2: Updates on the preparations of the Special on The Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC) and WGII to the AR6
Joy Pereira
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Academia - SESSION 2: How to be involved in the work of the IPCC
Jonathan Lynn
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Policymakers: IPCC key messages from the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) and from the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 °C (SR15)
Youba Sokokna
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Policymakers: Climate Change, from AR5 to AR6
Joy Jacqueline Pereira
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Policymakers: Land and climate science-policy interface
Jagdish Krishnaswamy
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Students - What is Climate Change?
Mohammad Rahimi
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Students - Climate Change, from AR5 to AR6
Joy Jacqueline Pereira
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Students - Land and climate Key messages for students
Jagdish Krishnaswamy
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Students - What is the IPCC?
Youba Sokona
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Videos

What is the IPCC?

Producing IPCC reports

Tell my story the way it is

IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 ºC
Links

Photo Album
Speakers
Irina Bekmirzaeva

Irina Bekmirzaeva have got two university degrees in Linguistics and Law and 20 years of progressive responsible professional experience, 16 years of which are in managerial positions for public and international organisations. She has many years working experience in the State Committee on Nature Protection of the Republic of Uzbekistan and UNDP Uzbekistan managing international projects on sustainable development, including issues of biodiversity conservation, climate change, land degradation and combat with desertification. In 2014 she gained recognition by one of the prestigious international Fund “Energy Globe” (Austrian business cycles, UNEP and UNESCO) National ENERGY GLOBE Award Uzbekistan 2014 Winner” http://www.energyglobe.info/uzbekistan2014?cl=english upon the successful implementation of the multi-disciplinary joint Project of the UNDP and Government of Uzbekistan aimed to improve livelihood and create income generating opportunities for low income households in disaster area of Aral Sea catastrophe (Aralkum and Kyzylkum Deserts). Since December 2016 she has hold a position of Environment and Health Program Manager at the Regional Environmental Center of Central Asia. The main areas include projects aimed to prevent and decrease the quantity of the diseases related to: water, sanitation and hygiene; climate change; air pollution; waste management. Since November 2018 till present, she holds the position of Program Manager “Climate Change and Sustainable Energy” at the Regional Environmental Center of Central Asia (CAREC) and Manager for Regional Coordination Unit of the World Bank and EC IFAS Program on Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Program for the Aral Sea Basin (CAMP4ASB).

Jagdish Krishnaswamy

Jagdish Krishnaswamy has a B.Tech in Civil Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, India and a MS in Statistics and Decision Sciences and a Ph.D in Environmental studies, Duke University, North Carolina, USA. His research and teaching interests include ecohydrology, landscape ecology, conservation planning, ecosystem services and applications of bayesian approaches in understanding complex changes in the environment over space and time. He has coordinated the establishment of instrumented catchments in the Western Ghats and in the Himalayas to study the impacts of land-cover and climate variability on hydrological processes. Jagdish has recently become involved in defining and assessing ecological flow requirements of rivers in the Western Ghats and the Ganga basins with as special focus on endangered species such as the gharial and river dolphin. His work on climate science and climate change includes vegetation response to climate and land-cover change in India, Central America and Africa. Over the years, his work has contributed to various policy and actions such as the declaration of the Western Ghats as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the investment of the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund in the Western Ghats and a special report on Himalayan Springs to the Niti Ayog. He has designed capacity building and field hydrology training courses for aquatic ecologists and grass roots NGOs. He is a Coordinating Lead Author of the Special IPCC Report on climate change, desertification, degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems.

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.

Joy Jacqueline Pereira

Joy Jacqueline Pereira is Vice-Chair of Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) for the Sixth Assessment Report. Previously she has served as a Coordinating Lead Author for Chapter 24 on Asia of the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5), Lead Author for the IPCC AR5 Synthesis Report and a Review Editor for the 2012 IPCC Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation (IPCC SREX). Pereira obtained a Ph.D. from University of Malaya in 1996, Master of Science from University of Leicester in 1991 and Bachelor of Science with Honours from University Kebangsaan Malaysia in 1989, specializing in the field of geoscience. She is a Professor and Principal Research Fellow at the Southeast Asia Disaster Prevention Research Initiative of the Institute for Environment and Development in University Kebangsaan Malaysia (SEADPRI-UKM) and Fellow of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia. Her research covers disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and mineral resource management for sustainable development, with a focus on linking science to policy. In 2009, Joy Pereira led the team that developed the National Policy on Climate Change under the aegis of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Malaysia. She also developed the National Disaster Risk Reduction Action Plan in conjunction with the National Security Council of the Prime Minister’s Department.

Mohammad Rahimi

Mohammad Rahimi was born in Iran in 1972. He holds BSc in Agricultural Science, MSc in Agro-meteorology and PhD in Agro-climatology. He has worked in Iran Meteorological Organization for 11 years from 1998. Then he moved to Semnan University, Iran. Now he is an associate professor in Semnan University. He has supervised several theses in field of Agro-climatology. In recent years he has focused on climate change detection and attribution, drought, desertification and also climate risk assessment on agriculture. He has been engaged in many national projects in Iran related to climate change. He has contributed in several international and regional activities including; member of Expert Team on Drought and Extreme Temperatures within OPAG 3,CAgM, WMO, RAII,2009; Rapporteur on climate change issues, including the UNFCCC, Working Group on Climate related Matters in RAII, WMO, 2007; WMO RAII theme leader for climate observation, 2009. He has contributed in many IPCC reports : Expert Reviewer of IPCC working group II contribution on AR4; Expert Reviewer of IPCC Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation, 2010; and LA of IPCC Special Report on Extreme Events, chapter 3,2012. At the moment he is LA for SRCCL and AR6/WGI reports also.

Youba Sokona

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 35 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.

Saltanat Zhakenova

Saltanat Zhakenova as a Specialist on Climate Change of the World Bank funded project “Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Program for Aral Sea Basin” (CAMP4ASB) has almost 20 years of experience in environmental management with a focus on Central Asian countries. She has been engaged in projects on mainstreaming the Water-Energy-Food Nexus, IWRM, climate change mitigation and adaptation, promotion of ecosystem-based approach, environmental monitoring and reporting, support for implementation of international environmental agreements and corporate social responsibility. Saltanat has extensive regional experience in building and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders from the Government, Parliament, research and educational organizations, civil society, private sector and UN system. An environmentalist by trainings, Saltanat has a background in economics from the State Academy of Management as well as experience with large-scale evaluations of training and project activities with wide range of communication and organizational skills.

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