26 March 2017 - 31 March 2017
Yoshihide Wada, deputy director of the IIASA Water Program, who represents IIASA at this session, will significantly contribute to the discussion about the scope and content of the report. He will provide highest standard scientific input, particularly on the outline of the Special Report on climate change, oceans and the cryosphere and on the outline of the Special report on climate change, desertification land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems.
The IPCC plays a critical role in providing the best scientific knowledge on climate change through a unique process that includes 195 governments, three with membership from IIASA. By contributing to this discussion, IIASA plays a crucial role in ensuring that highest standards are met.
IIASA and the IPCC
IIASA’s pioneering research into climate change in the 1970s and 1980s played a key role in establishing the IPCC. Read more about IIASA's contribution to the field in the Options Magazine article, 40 Years' Research into Climate Change. Since then, numerous IIASA scientists have been authors and reviewers of the IPCC’s reports. IIASA’s approach of merging interdisciplinary and international research ensures its scientists are well experienced to provide expertise in understanding problems such as climate change that also crosses national and disciplinary boundaries. More information>>
On Sunday at the plenary session of the United Nations General Assembly, the Federal President of Austria, Heinz Fischer announced Austria’s nomination of IIASA Deputy Director General Nebojsa Nakicenovic as the next chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and called on other countries to support this nomination. More
IIASA welcomes the nomination by the Austrian government of the Institute’s Deputy Director General Nebojsa Nakicenovic to serve as Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). More
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