18 February 2015 - 20 February 2015
Berlin, Germany

Workshop on Assessment and Communication of the Social Science of Climate Change: Bridging Research and Policy

Keywan Riahi, Energy Program Director, gave a presentation at this workshop that explored how social science research on climate change could be better assessed, with a view to making the research more accessible and useful to policy makers.

Foto: Benjamin Kriemann

Foto: Benjamin Kriemann

Keywan Riahi was a speaker in the session on "Substantive Priorities for Future Assessments of Social Science Climate Research". In his presentation, he highlighted the substantive gaps related to climate policy assessments and the need for more integrated and holistic assessment of climate change policy in the context of other priorities.

The workshop aimed to reflect on the recent experience of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in publishing its Fifth Assessment Report, particularly aspects of the process that have been effective and those that could be improved. Participants included social scientists who contributed to the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report, users of IPCC reports (from national governments and intergovernmental organizations), and representatives of other stakeholder groups, based in both developed and developing countries.

The workshop was co-organized by the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC), the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), the Harvard Project on Climate Agreements and the Stanford Environmental and Energy Research Policy Analysis Center.

For more information on IIASA's contribution to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report please click.

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