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Date 2 Dec 2018 to 14 Dec 2018 No stream available
Address Katowice (Poland)
Organizer IPCC

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.

Documents

Programme

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Pavilion ProgrammeProvisional83.0 KB

Statements

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Presentation by IPCC Chair Hoesung Lee at Talanoa Dialogue: Wrap-up of preparatory phaseCOP24, Thursday 6 December 2018187.0 KB

Information Note

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Venue Map136.5 KB

Programme

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4 December - IPCC 6th Cycle - From SR15 to Synthesis ReportProvisional Programme - Event at IPCC Pavilion72.5 KB

Statements

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Statement by IPCC Chair Hoesung Lee at the High-level segment of COP24COP24, Tuesday 11 December 201881.8 KB

Programme

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4 December - Understanding SR15 - Chapter 3 - ImpactsProvisional Programme - Event at IPCC Pavilion165.3 KB
4 December - IPCC Sixth Assessment Cycle – Looking Ahead to SROCC and SRCCLProvisional Programme - Event at IPCC Pavilion62.5 KB
5 December - IPCC regional perspective - AOSIS Provisional Programme - Event at IPCC Pavilion87.4 KB
5 December - IPCC regional perspectives - AfricaProvisional Programme - Event at IPCC Pavilion134.3 KB
5 December - IPCC regional perspectives - Central and South AmericaProvisional Programme - IPCC event at COP2496.1 KB
5 December - IPCC regional perspectives - AsiaProvisional Programme - IPCC event at COP24193.0 KB
5 December - IPCC 6th cycle - IPCC tools for National GHG InventoriesProvisional Programme - Event at IPCC Pavilion60.7 KB

Statements

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Statement by IPCC Chair Hoesung Lee at the Talanoa Dialogue: opening meeting of the political phaseCOP24, Tuesday 11 December 201887.0 KB

Programme

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6 December - Understanding SR15 - Chapter 1Provisional Programme - Event at IPCC Pavilion177.5 KB
6 December - Understanding SR15 - Chapter 4 - TransitionsProvisional Programme - Event at IPCC Pavilion119.5 KB
6 December - Understanding SR15 - Chapter 5 - Climate Resilient Development PathwaysProvisional Programme - Event at IPCC Pavilion62.6 KB
7 Dec - Understanding SR15 - what can business take from the reportProvisional Programme - Event at IPCC Pavilion8.2 KB
7 December - Research Needs for the IPCC 6th Assessment Cycle: a WG III perspectiveProvisional Programme - Event at IPCC Pavilion69.3 KB
7 Dec - Partnering with the IPCC - the scholarship programmeProvisional Programme - Event at IPCC Pavilion197.4 KB
7 December - Partnering with the IPCC - Early Career ScientistsProvisional Programme - Event at IPCC Pavilion10.4 KB
8 December - Partnering with the IPCC - Media WorkshopProvisional Programme - Event at IPCC Pavilion119.3 KB
8 December - Cities and Climate Change - IPCC PerspectivesProvisional Programme - Event at IPCC Pavilion71.0 KB
10 December - The post-SR15 research agenda: Working Group IIProvisional Programme - Event at IPCC Pavilion62.4 KB
11 December - Future of the IPCCProvisional Programme - Event at IPCC Pavilion9.1 KB
12 December - Understanding SR15 - Chapter 2 - PathwaysProvisional Programme - Event at IPCC Pavilion106.5 KB
12 Dec - Partnering with the IPCC - Climate EducationProvisional Programme - Event at IPCC Pavilion78.5 KB
IPCC 6th cycle - post-SR15 research agenda, pointers to WGI (with WMO) Provisional Programme - Event at IPCC Pavilion72.0 KB
12 December - Partnering with the IPCC - NGOsProvisional Programme - Event at IPCC Pavilion9.3 KB
13 December - Looking Ahead to the 2019 Refinement and Future Work on SLCF InventoriesProvisional Programme - Event at IPCC Pavilion54.3 KB
13 December - Partnering with the IPCC - Media WorkshopProvisional Programme - Event at IPCC Pavilion118.2 KB
13 December - Understanding SR15 - media explainers: a discussion with Carbon BriefProvisional Programme - Event at IPCC Pavilion12.4 KB

IPCC Side Events

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5 December - IPCC Side Event at COP24 - Climate Science for PolicyProvisional Programme - Side Event to COP24 at room Wisla81.3 KB
7 December - 2019 Refinement, SLCF Expert Meeting and other IPCC TFI activitiesProvisional Programme - Side Event to COP24 at room Wisla74.6 KB

Slides

Slides

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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 developmentDanaé Espinoza Hernández
4 December - From SR15 to Synthesis Report - Global Warming of 1.5°CValérie 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 InventoriesEduardo 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 CycleThelma 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 ClimateHans-Otto Pörtner, Co-Chair of IPCC Working Group II
4 December - Chapter 3 - Overview of the key findingsDaniela Jacob
4 December - Chapter 3 - Avoiding impacts and impacts avoided – new frontiers for climate impact researchDr. Carl-Friedrich Schleussner
4 December - Chapter 3 - Risks and Reasons for ConcernRachel Warren
4 December - Chapter 3 -Impacts on ocean and human systemsCarol Turley
SBSTA - IPCC Special Event - Understanding global warming of 1.5°CValérie Masson-Delmotte and Panmao Zhai, WGI Co-Chairs
SBSTA - IPCC Special Event - Projected climate change, potential impacts and associated risksHans-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 povertyDebra Roberts, WGII Co-chair
5 December - IPCC tools for National GHG Inventories - Overview and introductionAndrej Kranjc
5 December - IPCC tools for National GHG Inventories - IPCC Emission Factor Database (EFDB)Baasansuren Jamsranjav
5 December - IPCC tools for National GHG Inventories - IPCC Inventory SoftwareSekai Ngarize
5 December - Regional Perspectives - AOSIS - Key findings from the SR1.5°C relevant for the AOSISAdelle Thomas
5 December - Regional Perspectives - AOSIS - Limits to Climate Change Adaptation and related Loss and Damage: emerging evidence from Pacific IslandsJohanna Nalau
5 December - Regional Perspectives - AOSIS - The special report’s relevance for the UNFCCC processCarl-Friedrich Schleussner
5 Dec - Regional Perspective - Africa - IPCC regional perspectives -  AfricaAbdalah Mokssit
5 Dec - Regional Perspective - Africa - Climate impacts and associated risks on natural and human systems in AfricaSarah Connors
Side Event - Climate Science for Policy - WMO Statement on the State of the Global ClimateElena Manaenkova
Side Event - Climate Science for Policy - Emissions Gap Report 2018 - UN EnvironmentUN Environment
Side Event - Climate Science for Policy - Global Warming of 1.5°CValérie Masson-Delmotte
5 Dec - Regional Perspective - Asia - Strengthening the global response in the context of sustainable developmentJoyashree Roy
Presentation to the wrap-up of the Talanoa Dialogue preparatory phaseHoesung Lee
5 Dec - Regional Perspective - Asia - Pathways with 1.5oC Global Warming in AsiaMikiko Kainuma
5 Dec - Regional Perspective - Central and South America - Feasibility assessment: mitigation and adaptation options in Latin AmericaDébora 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 regionSandra Guzmán
6 Dec - Chapter 4 - Key findings from Chapter 4Heleen de Coninck
6 Dec - Chapter 4 - Adaptation: incremental or transformational?Reinhard Mechler
6 Dec - Chapter 4 - The finance and economics of the Special Report on 1.5°CJean-Charles Hourcade
6 Dec - Chapter 5 - Key findings from Chapter 5: Strengthening the global response in the context of sustainable developmentJoyashree 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 ReportJim Skea
7 December - Research Needs for the IPCC 6th Assessment Cycle: a WG III perspective - Chapter 5: Behaviour and demand side solutions for mitigationJoyshree Roy
8 Dec - Cities and Climate Change - Cities and climate change adaptationDebra Roberts
8 Dec - Cities and Climate Change - Cities and climate change mitigationDiána Ürge-Vorsatz
8 Dec - Media Workshop - Introduction to climate change scienceValérie Masson-Delmotte
8 Dec - Media Workshop - What is the IPCC, how does it work, what is it working on nowAbdalah Mokssit
8 Dec - Media Workshop - IPCC Communications and Outreach - opportunities and challengesJonathan Lynn
10 Dec - From SR15 to Working Group II AR6 - The IPCC Sixth Assessment CycleThelma Krug
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 CycleHans-Otto Pörtner and Debra Roberts
11 December - Future of IPCC - Presentation on the Communication StrategyJonathan Lynn
11 December - Future of IPCC - Managing Sustainability of the IPCC: IntroductionAbdalah Mokssit
11 December - Future of IPCC - Financial Stability of the IPCCThelma Krug
11 December - Future of IPCC - How you can contribute ?Youba Sokona
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 OpportunitiesElmar Kriegler
12 December - Chapter 2: Mitigation pathways - Maximising synergies between the Sustainable Development GoalsChristophe 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 changeAlisa Singer
12 December - Challenges of Climate education and role of the IPCC and UNFCCC - Global challenges in delivering Climate EducationMark McCaffrey
12 December - Challenges of Climate education and role of the IPCC and UNFCCC - Climate education in a Developing Country contextDanaé Espinoza
12 December - Partnering with the IPCC - NGOs - Working with the IPCC as an observer organizationSophie 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 InventoriesAndrej 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 inventoriesKiyoto Tanabe
13 Dec - Workshop for Media Thelma Krug

Links and References

Videos

Speakers

 Myles ALLENALLEN, Myles

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 Buendia CalvoBuendia Calvo, Eduardo

Eduardo Calvo serves as Co-Chair of the IPCC Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories. 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, Universidad Nacional Federico Villareal. He is a former Board Member of the Peruvian Chemical Society and is currently a member of the Peruvian Academy of Health. He is a Co-Chair of the IPCC Task Force on Inventories, member of the Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism, and has been a negotiator or advisor on climate change negotiations since 1996 until 2015. He also advises 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 GHG Inventory of Dominican Republic and served as a reviewer of the Chilean GHG Inventory. Eduardo has chaired or co-chaired various debates on topics ranging from bunker fuels, impacts of response measures, to Clean Development Mechanism and procedures.

Jilda CaccavoCaccavo, Jilda

Jilda's research interests involve combining multidisciplinary techniques including genetics, otolith chemistry and trophic analyses to understand the health of Antarctic fish populations in order to gauge what impacts climate change and anthropogenic disturbances will have on them. Jilda just completed her PhD on the population structure of the keystone species the Antarctic silverfish, and is pursuing a postdoctoral project on population connectivity in Antarctic toothfish, the most lucrative fishery in the Southern Ocean. Jilda has been heavily involved in the Association for Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) since 2016, and is currently the APECS President.

Antonio Cañas CalderónCañas Calderón, Antonio

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 ChanChan, Sander

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.

Sarah  ConnorsConnors, Sarah

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 Coninckde Coninck, Heleen

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 Kleijnede Kleijne, Kiane

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 Diaz LisonDiaz Lison, Francisco

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 EbiEbi, Kristie

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 EspinozaEspinoza, Danaé

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.

Sha  FUFU, Sha

Fu Sha,Ph.D, Associate Professor. She is graduated from Renmin University and major in Human, Natural resources and Environmental economics. She works for National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation (NCSC) in China since 2012. With long experience as a researcher and policy analyst focusing on energy and climate change issues, her area of specification is as follows: (1) Energy-Economic-Environment-Climate System Modeling and Analysis; (2) Climate and Energy Data Mining and Analysis; (3) National and Local Strategy Design for Energy and GHG Emission Mitigation; (4) International Climate Regime; (5) Assessment of Social Economic Impact of Climate Polices; (6) Green Belt Road Initiative; (7) Technology Roadmap Development; (8) Financial Needs Assessment and Green Finance Mechanism. She is a member of Chinese delegation to UNFCCC Climate negotiation since 2012 and now also serves as a lead author of IPCC AR6 report. In recent years, as a project leader or key team member, she has managed, participated and coordinated several national and international studies in the field of energy and climate change.

Jan FuglestvedtFuglestvedt, Jan

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.
He was Lead Author in IPCC AR5 WGI, Contributing Author in WGIII and Member of the Core Writing Team for the Synthesis Report.
In October 2015 Fuglestvedt was elected Vice-Chair of IPCC WGI.
Fuglestvedt has been member of the Norwegian Minister of Climate and Environment's Climate Advisory Board since November 2014.

Tania  GuillénGuillén, Tania

Chapter 3 chapter scientist of the Special Report on the 1.5°C of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). She also supports GERICS activities which aim to enhance the implementation of climate policies, specially planning and implementation of adaptation to climate change, which at the same time can contribute to achieve the sustainable development goals. Tania was fellow of the International Climate Protection Program of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at GERICS. Tania 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. Tania 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 GuzmánGuzmán, Sandra

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 HOURCADEHOURCADE, Jean-Charles

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). 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). 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. 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 HuqHuq, Saleemul

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  IqbalIqbal, Fareeha

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.

Daniela JacobJacob, Daniela

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. 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. 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 Jamsranjav , Baasansuren

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.

Stuart JenkinsJenkins, Stuart

DPhil student at University of Oxford, UK. Provided graphical support for development of SPM Figure 1 and Figure 1.4, Chapter 1.

 Mikiko KAINUMAKAINUMA, Mikiko

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 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. 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.

Kahime Kholoud Kholoud , Kahime

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.

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 KranjcKranjc, Andrej

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.
He holds a M.Sc. in Meteorology (University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Physics).

Elmar KrieglerKriegler, Elmar

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 KRUGKRUG, Thelma

Thelma Krug is the Director of the Department on Policies to Combat Deforestation of the Ministry of the Environment of Brazil. Thelma is a Senior researcher at the National Institute for Space Research (INPE) of the Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communication since 1982. She holds a PhD on spatial statistics from the University of Sheffield, UK. She was the coordinator of Earth Observation at INPE, responsible for the official estimates of deforestation in Amazonia using remotely sensed data. For many years she has participated in the negotiating process under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on issues related mainly to forestry and reporting guidelines. She has several publications related to climate and forests, and has participated in the development of innovative methodologies for reforestation under the Clean Development Mechanism. From 2002 to 2015 she co-chaired the Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories of the IPCC and since October 2015 she is one of its Vice-Chairs.

Hoesung LeeLee, Hoesung

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 council member of the Global Green Growth Institute, and the chairman 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 StraDr 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 council member of the Global Green Growth Institute, and the chairman 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. 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.tegies, Japan. 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.

Debora LeyLey, Debora

Dr. Debora Ley is a Lead Author of Chapter 4 for the IPCC's Special Report on Global Warming at 1.5°C. Her focus has been on adaptation, transformational adaptation and renewable energy. She has a DPhil in Geography and the Environment from the University of Oxford, a MSc in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a BSc in Electromechanical Engineering from Centro Universitario México División de Estudios Superiores. She is currently Economic Affairs Officer in the Energy and Natural Resources Unit at UN/ECLAD Subregional Headquarters in Mexico. She has worked at Sandia National Laboratories managing the joint USAID/USDOE Clean Energy and Environment Program of Central America; at UN/ECLAC focusing on regional electric integration in Central America; USAID's Regional Clean Energy Initiative for Central America. Dr. Ley volunteers as a professional partner for the Johns Hopkins University Chapter of Engineer's Without Borders, is an editor for Regional Environmental Change journal, serves on the scientific board of Latinoamerica Renovable and is a supervisor and mentor to professionals and students on topics of rural development, renewable energy, and climate change.

Jonathan LynnLynn, Jonathan

Mr 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-DelmotteMasson-Delmotte, Valérie

Valérie Masson-Delmotte 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 children and for the general public and has contributed to several books on climate change issues (latest: Groenland, climat, écologie et société, CNRS éditions, 2016). She was a contributor to the SCAR Report on Antarctic Climate Change and the Environment, 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 IPCC Fifth Assessment Report. In October 2015 she was elected Co-Chair of Working Group I of the IPCC for the Sixth Assessment cycle She has received several prizes (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).

Robin  MatthewsMatthews, Robin

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  McCaffreyMcCaffrey, Mark

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 McGladeMcGlade, Christophe

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 MechlerMechler, Reinhard

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 MokssitMokssit, Abdalah

Abdalah Mokssit is the 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. Abdalah Mokssit, born in Azrou, Morocco in 1961, obtained his Masters Degree in Mathematics from the University of Rabat in 1983, his graduate degree in Meteorology from the National School of Meteorology of Toulouse, Météo-France in 1985 and second graduate degree in Telematics and Information Systems from SUPELEC in France in 1987. He also has a diploma of High Management Course of the Ministry of the Public Works of Morocco. Abdalah Mokssit has an extensive experience in strategic management. In July 1987, he joined the Centre of Studies and Information Processing in Morocco and became the Chief of dynamic meteorology service of Morocco in 1991. In July 1992, he became the Head of a Division in the National Centre for Climate and Meteorological Research (CNCRM) in Morocco and in January 2005 was appointed as the Deputy Director of the National Meteorological Department of Morocco and Head of the CNCRM. In February 2009, Abdalah Mokssit was appointed as 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. Abdalah Mokksit has been active in international cooperation with regional and international centres such as the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, the African. Centre of Meteorological Applications for Development (ACMAD) and the ALADIN, a European group of countries working on numerical weather prediction. Abdalah Mokksit has received the medal Le Verrier in recognition of his work achieved on expanding the use of the PERIDOT model to North Africa and Eastern Europe and the initiation of the international project ALADIN.

Johanna NalauNalau, Johanna

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 NgarizeNgarize, Sekai

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 PörtnerPörtner, Hans-Otto

Hans-O. Pörtner is the Co-Chair of the IPCC Working Group II. He studied at Münster and Düsseldorf Universities where he received his PhD and habilitated in Animal Physiology. 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, NM. Currently he is Professor and Head of the Department of Integrative Ecophysiology at the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, Germany. Until the end of 2014 he served as a Coordinating Lead Author of IPCC WGII AR5, chapter 6, Ocean Systems and as a member of the author teams for the WGII Summary for Policymakers and Technical Summary, as well as a member of the Core Writing Team for the IPCC AR5 Synthesis Report. In October 2015 he was elected Co-Chair of Working Group II of the IPCC.

Yurii PyrozhenkoPyrozhenko, Yurii

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 C. RobertsRoberts, Debra C.

Debra Roberts is currently head of the Sustainable and Resilient City Initiatives portfolio in eThekwini Municipality (Durban, South Africa). Prior to taking up this post in 2016, she established and managed the Environmental Planning and Climate Protection Department of the same municipality for 22 years (1994-2016) and was selected as the city’s first Chief Resilience Officer in 2013. Debra Roberts was a lead author of Chapter 8 (Urban Areas) and a contributing author to Chapter 12 (Africa) 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. She was a member of the South African United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) negotiating team until December 2015, and has sat on various international advisory bodies focused on climate change issues in cities (e.g. the Rockefeller Foundation’s Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network and UN-Habitat’s 2011 “Cities and Climate Change” Global Report). She was a member of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network Thematic Group on Sustainable Cities involved in mobilising support for the creation of an city focused SDG. Debra Roberts was also a member of the Future Earth Engagement Committee until 2017 and is a fellow of the Watson International Scholars of the Environment Programme. In 2016 she was invited to deliver the Barbara Ward Lecture celebrating “Outstanding Women in Development” in London at the International Institute for Environment and Development. She is an Honorary Professor at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in the School of Life Sciences and has written widely in the fields of urban open space planning, environmental management and urban climate protection and has received a number of awards for her work.

Joeri  ROGELJROGELJ, Joeri

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 ROYROY, Joyashree

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 SchleussnerSchleussner, Carl-friedrich

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 SchlingemannSchlingemann, Sophie

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 ShermanauShermanau, Pavel

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. 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).

Alisa SingerSinger, Alisa

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 SkeaSkea, Jim

Dr Jim Skea is a Co-Chair of Working Group III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) for the Sixth Assessment cycle. He has research interests in energy, climate change and technological innovation. He holds a Research Council Established Career Fellowship and is a Professor of Sustainable Energy at Imperial College. 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 is immediate past-President of the UK Energy Institute and a member of the UK Committee on Climate Change. He was awarded a CBE for services to sustainable energy in 2013 and an OBE for services to sustainable transport in 2004.

Youba SokonaSokona, Youba

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.

Kerstin  StendahlStendahl, Kerstin

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.







Kiyoto  TanabeTanabe, Kiyoto

Kiyoto Tanabe serves as Co-Chair of the IPCC Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (TFI). He obtained a BSc degree in geophysics in 1991 at the University of Tokyo in Japan. Then he majored in meteorology in the Graduate School of the University of Tokyo in Japan and got a MSc degree in 1993 with a master thesis on analysis of CO2 uptake by ocean using a two-layer upwelling-diffusion model. Since April 1993, he worked for a private consulting company and engaged in compilation of national greenhouse gas inventory of Japan. After 4 years’ experiences of Japan’s inventory compilation and subsequent short experience of working in the OECD, he joined in the Technical Support Unit for the Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC TFI) which was established in the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) in Japan in 1999. Since then, he has been engaged in various international activities including development of the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories, technical review of national GHG inventories under the UNFCCC and the Kyoto Protocol, etc. In 2013, he assumed the position of Head of the Technical Support Unit for IPCC TFI. Then, at the 42th Session of IPCC in October 2015, he was elected as a Co-Chair of the IPCC TFI. Currently, in addition to the Co-Chair of the IPCC TFI, he serves in various capacities such as a principal researcher with the IGES, a member of UNFCCC Consultative Group of Experts on National Communications from Parties not included in Annex I to the Convention, and a member of the Steering Committee for the Carbon and Greenhouse Gas Initiative under the Group on Earth Observations (GEO-C).

Adelle THOMASTHOMAS, Adelle

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 TurleyTurley, Carol

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 Urge-VorsatzUrge-Vorsatz, Diana

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.

Heleen  van Soestvan Soest, Heleen

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 WarrenWarren, Rachel

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 ZhaiZhai, Panmao

Dr 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.