03 September 2018 - 07 September 2018

Third Leader Author Meeting for the IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land

IIASA Young Scientists Summer Program participant Yuping Bai is attending the lead author meeting as a chapter scientist.

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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) decided to prepare a special report on climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems at its 43rd Session in 2016. The report will be finalized in September 2019.

The third Lead Author Meeting for this special report on climate change and land will be taking place in Dublin, Ireland from 3 to 7 September. The meeting focuses on reviewing comments on the first order draft of the report, and start the process of preparing a second order draft. Other topics discussed will be the report’s summary for policy makers, and its integration with other IPCC reports and global assessments.

Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP) participant Yuping Bai has been involved in the first chapter of the report as a chapter scientist. Chapter Scientists are early career researchers who provide technical and logistical support to author teams as volunteers. They assist chapter teams with technical aspects of chapter development, including cross-checking between findings presented in different parts of the report, additional fact-checking, and reference management. “Attending the Lead Author Meeting is an important opportunity to make contacts and gain further insight into the IPCC process,” says Bai.

About the IPCC

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the UN body for assessing the science related to climate change. It was established by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in 1988 to provide political leaders with periodic scientific assessments concerning climate change, its implications and risks, as well as to put forward adaptation and mitigation strategies. It has 195 member states.

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