- Time: 12:00 - 13:00
The latest report from IPCC Working Group III was published on 4 April 2022. The report, which has been developed by hundreds of authors from around the world over a period of four years, focuses on climate change mitigation. It assesses methods for reducing emissions and removing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere, considering all aspects of mitigation including technical feasibility, cost and the enabling contexts.
This webinar, co-hosted by the Priestley Centre and the Met Office, offers an opportunity to hear directly from three IPCC authors who will outline some of the key findings of the report.
- Jason Lowe (Chair), Review Editor of Chapter 1: Introduction and Framing
- Jan Minx, Coordinating Lead Author of Chapter 2: Emissions trends and drivers
- Joyashree Roy, Coordinating Lead Author of Chapter 5: Demand, services, and social aspects of mitigation
Jason Lowe OBE is Priestley Chair in Interdisciplinary Climate Research and Head of Climate Services at the Met Office. He is also Met Office Science Co-Ordinator for the UK Climate Resilience Programme. Professor Lowe is Review Editor for Chapter 1 on Working Group III Mitigation of Climate Change. He has made a major contribution to our understanding of climate science, leading the production of the latest UK climate projections, and is Scientific Coordinator of the EU H2020 programme, EUCP. Professor Lowe led the multinational ‘Avoiding Dangerous Climate Change’ programme from 2009, the first in the world to use a collaborative approach between academia and government which has been highly influential in both UK and international policy. He was awarded an OBE in 2020.
Jan Minx is head of the Applied Sustainability Science working group at the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change. He is also Professor for Climate Change and Public Policy at the Priestley International Centre for Climate at the University of Leeds. Professor Minx is a Coordinating Lead Author of the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report, where he co-leads the chapter on emission trends and drivers in Working Group III Mitigation of Climate Change. He also played a major role during the fifth assessment cycle, where he coordinated the report process as Head of the Technical Support Unit.
Joyashree Roy is currently Bangabandhu Chair Professor at the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, and Professor of Economics at Jadavpur University. She is among the network of scientists who shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the IPCC. Professor Roy has been involved in the preparation of the Stern Review Report, Global Energy Assessment, and many other national and global reports. She is on the steering committee of several national and international science-policy interactive platforms and on editorial boards of many international journals. She has authored several books and written around 75 articles in peer-reviewed leading professional journals and books.
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