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Insights from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

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Innovative approaches for accelerating and scaling up solutions for climate change adaptation

Insights from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

When: Friday 22 Januari 2021, 09:00-11:00 hrs (CET)
Where: online and go to the virtual Martinikerk
How it works: to be fully prepared, check this for online instructions
Admission: free, no registration necessary
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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), together with Albert Gore, was laureated in 2007 with the Nobel Peace Prize for “their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change." Already since 1988, IPCC has assessed scientific research on climate change, its impacts and solutions for these, in support of policy making.

Increasingly, IPCC’s scientific assessments have focused on resilience to climate change impacts. In the Paris Agreement of 2015, countries agreed to hold the increase of global average temperature to well below 2oC and to pursue efforts to limit temperature increase to 1.5oC above pre-industrial levels. Recognizing that this will reduce the risks and impacts of climate change, the Paris Agreements calls for strengthening the ability of countries to adapt to adverse climate change impacts.

At this event, lead authors of IPCC reports will be invited to deliver statements on the latest scientific insights on climate change impacts for different regions in the World. The focus of the event is on solutions and in particular on innovative approaches for accelerated and scaled up implementation of these solutions for the benefit of vulnerable communities around the globe.



9.00 - 9.10
Welcome & Opening remarks - Twan Huys, discussion leader Michiel Schaeffer, Global Center on Adaptation

Time zone: CET

Round 1 – Solutions for adaptation – latest insights from IPCC

9.10 - 9.40

In round 1 will focus on the work of  IPCC Working Group II which assesses the vulnerability of socio-economic and natural systems to climate change, negative and positive consequences of climate change and options for adapting to it. Lead authors working under Working Group II will present the latest insights on research on adaptation.

Focus on:
- Social vulnerabilities and community capacity building
- Resilient & sustainable cities
- Governance solutions for adaptation

Shuaib Lwasa (CLA, Groningen/Uganda)
Debra Roberts (co-chair WGII, South Africa)
Rosa Perez (Philippines) > TBC
Prof. Dr. Saleemul Huq (ICCCAD, Bangladesh)

Moderation: Mr. Twan Huys

9.40 - 9.50
Questions and Answers

Time zone: CET

9.50 - 10.00

Launch of the GCA State & Trends in Adaptation Report and the online Knowledge Exchange

Dr. Michiel Schaeffer, Chief Scientist, Global Center on Adaptation

10.00 - 10.10 Coffee break

Round 2 – Innovation in Climate action

10.10 - 10.40

In round 2, lead authors from other scientific disciplines under IPCC will discuss innovative approaches for accelerating adaptation solutions, including aspects related to behaviour, economic knock on effects and innovation.

Focus on:
- Understanding socio-economic knock on effects of adaptation
- Viable ways for engaging people in adaptation solutions

Heleen de Coninck (CLA, TU Eindhoven)
Catrinus Jepma (CLA, RuG)
Linda Steg (LA, RuG)
Klaus Hubacek (LA, RuG)
Anand Patwardhan (CLA, India/USA)  Debra Roberts (co-chair WGII, South Africa)

Moderation: Mr. Twan Huys

10.50 - 11.00
Concluding remarks

Prof. Patrick Verkooijen (TBC), CEO, Global Center on Adaptation

Group photo: in-person and virtual.

Time zone: CET

Speakers in this event