On April 25th, 2023, the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Laxenburg, Austria and the Energy Analysis and Policy program (EAP) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison hosted a webinar to discuss the latest IPCC Climate Change Report.
View the webinar here:
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a body of the United Nations (UN), assesses the science regarding climate change. The IPCC also investigates the impacts and future risks of climate change as well as strategies for adaptation and mitigation. With the scientific evidence, the IPCC can then share its assessments with all levels of government to aid in development of climate polices.
The three panelists are IPCC authors from the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6). They each spoke about their experiences as IPCC authors. They covered the process of drafting the reports, i.e. explain what were the reports in the AR6 cycle, the three Working Groups, the special reports and the Synthesis Report. They spoke about the review and approval processes of the reports – what this entailed and the roles that governments played. They also discussed the key findings from the most recent publication, the Synthesis Report, which is the concluding the report of this AR6 cycle. There was a Q&A at the end of the webinar.
Shonali Pachauri, IIASA, ECE Program
Shonali Pachauri is Leader of the Transformative Institutional and Social Solutions (TISS) Research Group in the Energy, Climate, and Environment (ECE) Program at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Austria. Her research explores the role of social, institutional, and technological innovations for inclusive human development, particularly for populations without access to basic infrastructure and services. She served as a Lead Author in Working Group III for the 2022 IPCC Climate Report and as member of the Extended Writing Team on the 2023 IPCC Synthesis Report.
Greg Nemet, UW-Madison, Energy Analysis & Policy
Gregory Nemet, professor of Public Affairs, teaches courses in energy systems, environmental governance, and policy analysis. His research focuses on how policy can stimulate innovation in environmental technologies. With his Andrew Carnegie Fellowship he wrote: “How Solar Energy Became Cheap” (2019). He served as a Lead Author in Working Group III for the 2022 IPCC Climate Report.
Leila Niamir, IIASA, ECE Program
Leila Niamir is a research scholar at the Energy, Climate, and Environment (ECE) Program of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Austria and a member of the Global Young Academy. She is a computational economist working on energy and climate change mitigation. Her research focuses on energy demand, behavioural and lifestyle changes, social and cultural transformation, and wellbeing. She served as lead author in Working Group III for the 2022 IPCC Climate Report and as contributing author in the 2023 IPCC Synthesis Report.
We would like to thank Wes Foell for his generous support of the collaboration between EAP and IIASA!