The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is present at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP27) from 6-18 November 2022, with a broad programme of its own events as well as taking part in the official activities of the meeting.  

On Tuesday, 8th November 2022, IIASA-EDITS scientists are participating as speakers in several events at the IPCC Pavillion at COP27. Co-hosted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the MERI Foundation, the pavilion is located in the Blue Zone and titled “Science for Climate Action”.

09:00 - 10:30
Making sense of the IPCC Mitigation Scenarios - Link to streaming

This event aims to explain and resolve questions about how Working Group III has prepared its mitigation scenarios for the latest report. It will reflect on what has changed in scenarios since the special report on Global Warming of 1.5 ºC  and the compatibility of scenarios with the Paris Agreement.  This event is a helpful precursor to other sessions at the IPCC pavilion and throughout the COP.


  • Alaa AL KHOURDAJIE, IPCC/Imperial College
  • Malte MEINSHAUSEN,The University of Melbourne
  • Joana PORTUGAL PEREIRA, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
  • Keywan RIAHI, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
  • Detlef VAN VUUREN, PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency
16:00 - 17:30
Mitigating climate change through demand side responses - Link to streaming

This event aims to explore the demand-side mitigation options as covered in chapter 5 of the Working Group III report. It will explain the make-up of reported demand-side mitigation potential and highlight the low energy demand scenario characteristic of demand-side mitigation. Importantly, the session aims to link demand-side responses to more practical aspects of policy and governance, identifying which policies facilitate demand-side action and how these can be implemented by government.


  • Nicholas EYRE, University of Oxford
  • David McCollum, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
  • Joyashree ROY, Asian Institute of Technology
  • Shreya Some, Asian Institute of Technology / WGIII
  • Diana ÜRGE-VORSATZ, Center for Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Policy (3CSEP), Central European University

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IIASA at the PAA Annual Meeting 2024

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