Published on Apr 12, 2018
The Earth System Governance Project congratulates its Lead Faculty members and Research Fellows appointed as authors to the sixth Assessment Report (AR-6) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
The IPCC has invited 721 experts from 90 countries to participate in the AR-6 as Coordinating Lead Authors, Lead Authors and Review Editors. Following their selection, the authors will now review the existing scientific literature and prepare drafts of the comprehensive assessment of the science related to climate change which will inform policymakers, international climate negotiators and other stakeholders about the latest knowledge on all aspects of climate change. The three IPCC Working Groups will finalize their respective contributions to the AR-6 report in 2021.
Following Earth System Governance researchers have been appointed to the IPCC AR-5 Working Group II – Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability:
Following Earth System Governance researchers have been appointed to the IPCC AR-5 Working Group III – Mitigation of Climate Change:
Global scientific assessments like the IPCC Assessment Reports are an important instrument to provide decision-makers with a scientific view on and summary of the current state of global environmental change and its consequences. They are also providing valuable input for the international negotiations.
The Earth System Governance research community is involved in multiple assessments in line with its ambition to not only better understand, but also improve governance through developing concrete policy solutions. For instance, Scientific Steering Committee member Prof. Lennart Olsson (Lund University) and Senior Research Fellow Prof. Margot Hurlbert (University of Regina, Canada) currently serve as Coordinating Lead Authors for the IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land. Around thirty Earth System Governance researchers have been selected as authors and experts to contribute cutting-edge social science research to the 6th Global Environment Outlook report (GEO-6) which is co-chaired by our Scientific Steering Committee member Joyeeta Gupta (University of Amsterdam).