The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

Call for participants to IPCC pre-scoping meeting on climate risk management, 5-7 April in Nairobi

The Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre would like to invite you to engage in an international scientific meeting on climate risk management, which will take place in Nairobi, from 5-7 April 2017. The meeting is convened by the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre and partners, and co-sponsored by the IPCC

The meeting aims to inform the upcoming IPCC Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) on climate risk management, with a particular focus on the most vulnerable human and natural systems, by discussing how scientific information on climate risk can be made most useful to decision-makers, and by identifying research gaps and ways to address them.

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...