What and who is behind the IPCC?

What and who is behind the IPCC?

Jarmo Kikstra

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?

Jarmo Kikstra is a researcher in the IIASA Energy, Climate, and Environment (ECE) Program, and a PhD candidate at the Grantham Institute and the Centre for Environmental Policy of Imperial College London. His research is all about the future, more specifically about the intersection between climate mitigation and poverty in all its forms. He researches how much energy is required to support a decent life, and what it takes to provide a good life for all while also meeting climate targets. In addition to the above, Jarmo was a contributing author to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report. In this report, contributing to the Summary for Policymakers, Chapter 3, and Annex III, he was responsible for calculating the expected temperature rise brought about by pathways of greenhouse gas emissions. In other words: what kind of emissions reductions are consistent with meeting a 1.5C or 2.0C world?
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