IPCC outreach event set for Addis Ababa

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Addis Ababa, 25 April 2017 (ECA) –  A two-day event to raise awareness of work done by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has been scheduled for 29-30 April 2017 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The event, dubbed “Outreach Event on the IPCC Role, Activities and Findings,” will feature a presentation of IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) findings, as well as the Panel’s work in the coming years -  in line with the Paris Agreement and other international sustainability efforts.

Policymakers, civil society organizations and the media are amongst the targeted audience, as explained by James Murombedzi, Officer in charge of the of the African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC) at ECA.

“This event intends to raise awareness, especially among policymakers, about the outcomes of AR5 and highlight solutions to the challenges of climate change. It is also an opportunity to foster a better understanding among students, civil society organizations and the news media about climate science, solutions to climate change and the IPCC process.”

Mr. Murombedzi added that, “We want to enlist the participation of the local science and research community and encourage regional contribution to the AR6 cycle.”

The event will also bring together international and intergovernmental organizations, climate and disaster risk management community members, business leaders, national and international media, students and youth groups.

IPCC is the lead¬ing body for the assessment of climate change, established by the World Meteorological Organization and the United Nations Environment Programme. Its main activity is to prepare comprehensive assessment reports about climate change at regular intervals, typically of about five to seven years.

The event is organized in cooperation with the Economic Commission for Africa.


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Communications Section
Economic Commission for Africa
PO Box 3001
Addis Ababa
Ethiopia
Tel: +251 11 551 5826
E-mail: ecainfo@uneca.org