The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

Call for Experts

Open to Public Consultation: Hydropower Criteria for Certifying Climate Bonds

Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) is in the process of creating criteria for certifying sustainable hydropower projects — those projects that are able to demonstrate climate mitigation, adaptation, and resilience benefits. Before any standards for certification are released, CBI is seeking the input of hydropower stakeholders globally to provide perspectives on their draft Hydropower Criteria for Climate Bonds. Feedback will be accepted through 2 August 2019.

Solicitation for expert nominees to attend IPCC Scoping Meeting on 1.5C Special Report

At its 43rd Session (11-13 April 2016 • Nairobi, Kenya), the IPCC decided to:
“… in the context of the Paris Agreement, [to] accept the invitation from the UNFCCC to provide a special report in 2018 on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty.”

The next step in the process is to convene a 3-day Scoping Meeting where experts and government representatives will develop an outline and work plan for this IPCC Special Report (SR) — to be held 15-17 August 2016, in Geneva. The outline will be approved by the Panel at its 44th Session in October 2016.

The U.S. Department of State is seeking nominations of Federal and non-Federal scientists with requisite technical background to contribute to scoping of the 1.5°C SR. Please refer to the broad disciplinary categories below for expertise sought by the IPCC. Read More...