Outreach Event on IPCC Role, Activities and Findings

Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
26 Oct 2019
Provisional Workshop for Media

Workshop for Media

Provisional Workshop for Acamdia and Policymakers

Workshop for Acamdia and Policymakers

Provisional Workshop for Youth

Workshop for Youth


Climate Change Science : Professor Valerie Masson-Delmotte, Co-Chair of IPCC Working Group I

Climate change science: Mitigation: Professor Jim Skea, Co-Chair of IPCC Working Group III

What is the IPCC and How Does the IPCC Communicate Its Findings: Mr Jonathan Lynn, IPCC Head of Communications and Media Relations

Session 2: Climate Change and Land: Jim Skea, Co-Chair, IPCC Working Group III

Session 2: The Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate: Amjad Abdulla, Vice-Chair, IPCC Working Group III

Session 2: Global Warming of 1.5°C: Valerie Masson-Delmotte, Co-Chair, IPCC Working Group I

Session 2: Interactions of Climate Change and Climate Responses with Sustainable Development: Joyashree Roy, IPCC Author

Session 2: Concluding Remarks on the IPCC – History, Mandate and How to be Involved in Its Work: Jonathan Lynn, IPCC

Session for Youth: What is Climate Change: Valerie Masson-Delmotte, Co-Chair, IPCC Working Group I

Session for Youth: Climate Change and Land: Jim Skea, Co-Chair, IPCC Working Group III

Session for Youth: The Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate: Amjad Abdulla, Vice-Chair, IPCC Working Group III

Session for Youth: Global Warming of 1.5 °C: Joyashree Roy, IPCC Author

Session for Youth: Concluding Remarks, Including Information on What is the IPCC : Jonathan Lynn


What is the IPCC?

Producing IPCC reports

Tell my story the way it is

IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryopshere in a Changing Climate

IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land

IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate

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International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

Amjad Abdulla is the Director General, Climate Change and multidisciplinary team leader at the Climate Change Department, Ministry of Environment of the Maldives and has served in various capacities and various posts at the Government of Maldives since1996, as well as other international organizations including vice chair of WGIII of IPCC for AR6, Vice Chair of WGII for AR5. Amjad Abdulla has extensive experience in multilateral negotiations and has been the, Chief Negotiator for Small Islands from 2015-2018, Chair of LDC group from 2006-2008, and Chief Negotiator negotiator for the Maldives to the UNFCCC since 2001. He has served at various Boards, Committees both locally and internationally, including: Bureau Member of IPCC in AR6, and in AR5, Member (Alt) of GCF board (2015-2018), Member of Adaptation Committee ( 2011-2012), Member of CDM Executive Board (2012 to current), Member of the Adaptation Fund Board (2007-2011), Chair and Vice-Chair of SBSTA (2004-2006), a member of Enforcement Branch of Kyoto Compliance Committee (2006-2008. Amjad Abdulla has also worked both locally and internationally and coordinated and managed number of donor assisted projects and programmes for the Maldives. He is also a member of number of taskforce, committees, appointed by the president to develop the strategic plans and policies on climate change, environment and development. Amjad Abdulla is also the author and contributing author to several reports of high international and national significance including the reports of IPCC.

Natalia Ilieva

Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union

Natalia is responsible for strategy development, members and external relations and marketing. She is overseeing the ABU outreach campaigns Saving Lives: Preparing for Disasters and Broadcasting For All: Focus on Gender, an initiative for an all - inclusive broadcasting. <br />
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Her journalistic experience spans over two decades across print and electronic media working for public service and commercial organisations. Natalia began her career in Bulgarian National Television as a Foreign Desk Editor and Economic Correspondent, followed up by a stint as a Parliament Correspondent for the main news bulletin. For several years she was a North America correspondent for the Bulgarian National Television and Bulgarian News Agency before moving to London to work for the BBC World Service as a Current Affairs Producer and News Presenter.<br />
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Prior to her ABU role she worked at Thomson Foundation, the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association, the UK anti-female genital mutilation organization Forward, and the AIBD, where she oversaw the development of Gender Guidelines for Asia-Pacific broadcasters. <br />
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Natalia has a BA in Economics from Sofia University, Bulgaria and an MBA from the University of Ottawa, Canada and the University of Kent, UK.

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.

Valérie Masson-Delmotte

Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement (LSCE)

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).
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).

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.


International Science Council (ISC)

Mazlan obtained a Ph.D. in Astrophysics from the University of Otago, New Zealand, and became a lecturer at the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) in 1981. Seconded to the Prime Minister’s Department in 1990 to set up and head the Planetarium Division, which subsequently became the Space Science Studies Division in 1993. Appointed by Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia as Professor of Astrophysics in 1994. Appointed Director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) in Vienna, Austria in 1999. Returned to Malaysia to become the founding Director General of the National Space Agency (ANGKASA) beginning July 2002. In this capacity she established the National Observatory in Langkawi and National Space Centre in Selangor. She headed the National Angkasawan (Astronaut). Programme which saw the launch of the first Malaysian to the International Space Station in 2007. She was responsible for the launch of Malaysia Remote Sensing Satellites : TiungSAT and RazakSAT. She attended the Advanced Management Programme (AMP169) at Harvard Business School in 2005. Resumed post as Director of UNOOSA in December 2007 upon retirement from Malaysian Civil Service. Appointed Deputy Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV) in June 2009. Retired from the United Nations in Dec 2013. Appointed Project Director, Mega Science 3.0 at Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM) 2014 -2016. Became Professor Emeritus at UKM in 2015 and was a Fulbright Scholar at the Space Policy Institute of George Washington University 2015-2016. Elected Senior Fellow of ASM in 2016. She is co-chairing the ASM Malaysia Foresight 2050 initiative. Currently the Director of the International Science Council (ISC) Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP) since 2017.

Joy Jacqueline Pereira

Institute for Environment and Development

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.

Joyashree ROY

Asian Institute of Technology

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.

Jim Skea

Centre for Environmental Policy

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.

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