What and who is behind the IPCC?
In this workshop we’ll once and for all try to demystify the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and its reports together, and talk about what kind of role it plays and can play into the future. We’ll start with a short overview of how the IPCC works: I will talk a bit about how its scientists are selected, how the topics are determined, what the IPCC does and does not do, and how the approval process of the report works. As a young researcher, just after finishing my master’s degree, I more or less fell into this work head-first. During this session I would like to share some of my experiences and impressions. But, while it is also always possible to fill hours and hours talking about the science contained in the report, I am most looking forward to a discussion. So please bring your questions and input: what would you like to understand about the IPCC? What role do you think it has to play, now and in the future? Or even, what would you like the next IPCC report to look into?