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Outreach Events on the Activities and Findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
Saturday, April 29, 2017 to Sunday, April 30, 2017
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

At the kind invitation of the African Climate Policy Center (ACPC) the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) scoping meeting of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will take place at the United Nations Conference Center, situated at the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 1 to 5 May 2017. Prior to the IPCC scoping meeting, ECA will organize a series of outreach activities, which will include events for the research community, media, students and policymakers.

Outreach events

Objective

The main objective of the outreach is to present the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) findings, as well as the work of the IPCC in the coming years in the context of the Paris Agreement and other international sustainability efforts. The events will aim to:

  • Raise awareness, especially among policymakers, about the outcomes of the AR5 demonstrate how they are and will affect the region and highlight solutions to the challenges of climate change.
  • Enlist the participation of the local science and research community in climate research and encourage regional contribution to the AR6 cycle by providing information on the IPCC processes.
  • Foster a better understanding among the news media about climate science, solutions to climate change and the IPCC process.
  • Present the AR5 key messages to civil society and business sector representatives, students and youth groups whenever possible. 

Target audience: Policymakers at national, state and city government level; international and intergovernmental organizations; climate and disaster risk management community; business leaders and organizations; civil society organizations; local science and research community; national, regional and international media; students and youth groups.
Language: The language will be English.

Registration:

Please register by 6.00 pm (Addis Ababa time) on 27 April 2017, Thursday, here:
http://www.uneca.org/ipcc2017/register-ipcc-outreach-event-29-30-april-2017

More details about the event can be found on the IPCC webpage here:
http://ipcc.ch/apps/outreach/eventinfo.php?q=379

 

Programme - Provisional Schedule

Time slot

Event

Location

Target groups

Objective

Room

Speakers

Saturday 29th April 2017 at

09 .00 am – 11.00 am

Research community

UNCC

 

  • Climate research institutions
  • Academia
  • Climate think tank centres
  • EPCC
  • Present the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) findings, as well as the work of the IPCC in the coming years
  • Present the plan for 1.5-2 degrees study by CR4D SAC
  • Present the plan for SR1.5
  • Encourage regional contribution to the AR6 cycle by providing information on the IPCC processes
 

CR5

Moderator:

Fatima Denton, ACPC Director and Author IPCC AR5 Author (tbc)

 

Youba Sokona, IPCC Vice-Chair

Overview of the AR5 Synthesis Report  (10 min)

 

Jan Sigurd Fuglestvedt, IPCC Working Group (WG) I Vice-Chair

AR5 Key messages: the Physical science Basis (10 min)

 

Petra Tschakert, IPCC AR5 Author

AR5 Livelihoods and poverty (10 min)

 

Gabriel Blanco, IPCC AR5 Author

AR5 Key messages: Mitigation (10 min)

 

Joyashree Roy, IPCC AR5 Author

Industry: Options for Mitigation (10 min)

 

Thelma Krug, IPCC Vice-Chair

Plans for the Sixth Assessment Cycle, including SR1.5 (15 min)

Saturday 29th April 2017 at 11.10 am – 1.00 pm

Media briefing

UNCC

  • Locally based media organizations
  • Independent journalists
  • Media focal persons in NGOs, IGOs, UN Agencies
  • Present the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) findings, as well as the work of the IPCC in the coming years
  • Foster a better understanding among the news media about climate science, solutions to climate change and the IPCC process
 

CR3

Moderator: Representative of ECA (tbc)

 

Jan Sigurd Fuglestvedt, IPCC WGI Vice-Chair

Introduction to climate science (15 min)

 

Gabriel Blanco, IPCC AR5 Author

AR5 Key messages: Mitigation (10 min)

 

Petra Tschakert, IPCC AR5 Author

Impacts, risks and future opportunities (15 min)

 

Thelma Krug, IPCC Vice-Chair

IPCC Mandate, History, Structure and Future Work (15 min)

Saturday 29th April 2017 at 3.00  pm – 5.00 pm

Youth event

Addis Ababa University

  • Students and youth groups
  • Present the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) findings, as well as the work of the IPCC in the coming years
 

tbc

Moderator:

Representative of University (tbc)

 

Youba Sokona, IPCC Vice-Chair

Overview of the AR5 Synthesis Report: focus on Africa and Ethiopia (15 min)

 

Jan Sigurd Fuglestvedt, IPCC WGI Vice-Chair

AR5 Key messages: the Physical science Basis (10 min)

 

Petra Tschakert, IPCC AR5 Author

AR5 Livelihoods and poverty (10 min)

 

Diana Urge-Vorsatz, Vice-Chair WGIII (tbc)

AR5 Key messages: Mitigation (10 min)

 

Joyashree Roy, IPCC AR5 Author

Industry: Options for Mitigation (10 min)

 

Thelma Krug, IPCC Vice-Chair

IPCC Role and Activities (15 min)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 30th April 2017 at 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Policy makers

UNCC

  • All ambassadors in Ethiopia
  • Climate sensitive ministries in Ethiopia (WEAT)
  • City officials
  • Ethiopia parliamentarians
  • PACC
  • Business Community
  • UN Agencies in Ethiopia
  • International NGOs in Ethiopia
  • Present the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) findings, as well as the work of the IPCC in the coming years
  • Raise awareness, especially among policymakers, about the outcomes of the AR5, demonstrate how they will affect the region and highlight solutions to the challenges of climate change
 

CR2

Moderator:

Fatima Denton, ACPC Director and Author IPCC AR5 Author (tbc)

 

Youba Sokona, IPCC Vice-Chair

Overview of the AR5 Synthesis Report  (15 min)

 

Gian-Kasper Plattner, Former Head of IPCC TSU WGI

AR5 Key messages: the Physical science Basis (15 min)

 

Debra Roberts, Co-Chair of IPCC WGII

AR5 Key messages: Climate Change Adaptation (15 min)

 

Jim Skea, Co-Chair of IPCC WGIII

AR5 Key messages: Mitigation (15 min)

 

Thelma Krug, IPCC Vice-Chair

Plans for the Sixth Assessment Cycle (15 min)