Co-Chair of Working Group III (Mitigation) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: Scientific Support

Lead Research Organisation: Imperial College London
Department Name: The Centre for Environmental Policy

Abstract

This award supports the scientific activities of the Co-chair of Working Group III (Mitigation) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and scientific members of the Technical Support Unit (TSU). The TSU is co-located at Imperial College London and the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA). IPCC is a world body which provides policymakers with assessments of the science of climate change, its impacts, and options for adaptation and mitigation. IPCC offers policymakers a snapshot of what the scientific community understands rather than promoting a particular view. IPCC sets out options from which policymakers may choose in pursuit of their goals, but it does not tell governments what to do. Assessment involves a structured approach to interpreting that knowledge and a synthesis of the scientific findings which in itself constitutes a substantial contribution to knowledge.

IPCC operates through three Working Groups (WGs). WG III is concerned with climate change mitigation, i.e. reducing emissions of greenhouse gases and removing them from the atmosphere. Prof Jim Skea was elected co-chair of WG III in October 2015 for a period of seven years along with Prof PR Shukla of IIMA. Their task is to produce the WG III contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report, to contribute to the Synthesis Report along with other WGs, to contribute to a Special Report on the implications of keeping global temperature increases below 1.5 degrees as requested by the UN Climate Convention, and to lead the production of a further special Report on climate change and aspects of land use.

Co-chairs coordinate the efforts of hundreds of volunteer authors to produce these reports and gain approval for the final reports from IPCC governments. They are backed up by a TSU comprising scientists and other support staff. For the first time, the WG III TSU is co-located at the institutions of the developed and developing country co-chairs. This award provides support for Professor Jim Skea, the UK co-chair, and members of the scientific staff located in London. A parallel award from the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), includes official development assistance (ODA) and covers operations and communications costs in London and posts at IIMA.

WG III's work covers all aspects of energy, including energy supply technologies, energy demand, energy infrastructure and whole energy systems approaches. The reports also covers agriculture, forestry and land use. To meet this remit, IPCC contributors include physical scientists and engineers but also those from the biological sciences, economists and other social scientists. The scope of IPCC WG III products is wide and they are interdisciplinary in character. The Special Reports on 1.5 degrees and land use, involving collaboration across Working Groups, are exceptionally interdisciplinary.

To deliver the products, the co-chairs and the TSU must: scope and set the scientific framework for reports in consultation with governments and other stakeholders; select authors to contribute to the drafting; engage with authors to ensure that the quality of individual report chapter is assured; ensure that review comments by experts and governments are addressed to adequately; lead the drafting of the Summaries for Policymakers which are the most high-profile IPCC outputs; and steer the reports through approval sessions of IPCC involving all member governments.

IPCC's activities have a major impact on climate change policy nationally and internationally. The widely cited reports have influenced the development of the UN Climate Convention and are used to inform national policy-making. This award enables the UK and UK science to have a significant influence on climate policy nationally and internationally through the framing and direction provided by the co-chairs and through the efforts of the many UK researchers who will be mobilised to contribute to IPCC.

Planned Impact

The work will benefit five main groups: international climate policymakers, especially those in the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC); energy and climate change policymakers at the national and sub-national levels; the climate research community; the public at large; and business and civil society stakeholders.

UNFCCC negotiations will benefit from the scientific underpinning provided by IPCC reports, and especially the Summaries for Policymakers (SPMs) approved by member governments. IPCC outputs will provide the scientific foundations on which negotiations can take place. They will also gain from IPCC's invited contribution to the global stocktake of "nationally determined contributions" as set by the Paris climate agreement, especially on methodological aspects. This will provide guidance on the feasibility of internationally agreed targets.

National policymakers charged with implementing climate policy will benefit from IPCC's assessment of alternative emission pathways and the cost and potential of climate change mitigation measures and its assessment of the success or otherwise of different types of policies and interventions. In addition, IPCC activities contribute to capacity-building in many developing countries by providing access to the most up-to-date knowledge on policy design. There are particular opportunities for this type of impact in India where the developing country co-chair, with strong connections to government, is located.

The climate research community will benefit from the feedback from IPCC processes regarding those scientific priorities likely to have the biggest impact on climate decision-making. For example, various scientific communities (e.g. integrated assessment modellers of climate change) and funding agencies (Natural Environment Research Council, European Commission) have adjusted their strategies in response to the urgent request to IPCC to produce a Special Report on 1.5 degrees warming and related emission pathways by 2018. In developing countries, participation in IPCC activities will enhance capacity-building efforts.

The public at large will benefit from IPCC through the state-of-the-art knowledge, subject to rigorous review processes, which it places in the public domain. IPCC and Working Group III Technical Support Unit will work with intermediaries to ensure that the public has access to material that communicates clearly while remaining faithful to the underlying science. A major objective in IPCC's revised Communications Strategy, fully supported by the WG III co-chairs, is to make IPCC reports more readable and to improve their accessibility.

Business and civil society groups will be consulted at the scoping stage of IPCC reports. This is to ensure that questions which they consider important are considered and that evidence and perspectives which they identify are taken into account. The intention is to ensure that the final reports are relevant to their needs and that messages for policymakers are based on a wide range of relevant evidence.

Publications

10 25 50
 
Description Special Report on 1.5 degrees:

1) We are already seeing the consequences of 1°C of global warming through more extreme weather, rising sea levels and diminishing Arctic sea ice, among other changes.

2) Every extra bit of warming matters, especially since warming of 1.5°C or higher increases the risk associated with long-lasting or irreversible changes, such as the loss of some ecosystem. Limiting global warming to 1.5°C compared with 2°C would reduce challenging impacts on ecosystems, human health and well-being, making it easier to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

3) some of the kinds of actions that would be needed to limit global warming to 1.5°C are already underway around the world, but they would need to accelerate. Limiting global warming to 1.5°C would require rapid and far-reaching transitions in land, energy, industry, buildings, transport, and cities. Global net human-caused emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) would need to fall by about 45 percent from 2010 levels by 2030, reaching 'net zero' around 2050. This means that any remaining emissions would need to be balanced by removing CO2 from the air.

4) Limiting warming to 1.5°C is possible within the laws of chemistry and physics but doing so would require unprecedented changes. Allowing the global temperature to temporarily exceed or 'overshoot' 1.5°C would mean a greater reliance on techniques that remove CO2 from the air to return global temperature to below 1.5°C by 2100. The effectiveness of such techniques are unproven at large scale and some may carry significant risks for sustainable development.

Special Report on Climate Change and Land

• Land is a critical resource - we rely on it for food, water, health and wellbeing - but it is already struggling under the burden we place on it.
• Climate change is making a challenging situation worse and undermining food security.
• Agriculture, food production and deforestation are major drivers of climate change.
• Coordinated action to tackle climate change can simultaneously improve land, food security and nutrition and help to end hunger.
• The land that we are already using could feed the world in a changing climate and provide biomass for renewable energy, but it would require early, far-reaching action across several fronts.
• Dietary choices are an important route to reduce pressures on land and reduce GHG emissions, but production matters:
• The right mix of policies make all the difference
• Better land management can play its part in tackling climate change, but it can't do it all
Exploitation Route Influence new climate change legislation. e.g. Scottish Climate Change Bill 2019

Inform UK setting of a "net zero" emissions target

Influence new UK Agriculture Bill
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink,Energy,Environment,Transport

URL https://www.ipcc.ch
 
Description The work has fed into draft reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.Findings have been reported to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and influenced the Talanoa Dialogue cncluded at the 24th Conference of the Parties. The Special Repoprt on Global Warming of 1.5 degrees has been presented at the 24th session of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and is cited in the report to the meeting. It has been presented to the US Congressional Committee by Greta Thunberg. It has been cited by the UK Committee on Climate Change in its "net zero" report. It has been used by the UK Government to justify a revision to the 2008 Climate Change Act with a "net zero" target by 2050. The Summary has been read for word for word at several public/art/environment events internationally. The report has had an enormous impact in the media and on public opinion: a) 10,907 online and print articles and 4,244 broadcast (TV and radio) pieces in two days following publication b) For Skea alone: 1686 online and print articles; 356 broadcast pieces c) In 10 days, 4.8 million impressions; for Skea 1200 retweets and 309,562 impressions The Special Report on Climate Change and Land report has been presented to the UN Convention on Climate Change and the UN Convention to Combat Desertification and was cited in the conference. It has received extensive media coverage
Sector Energy,Environment,Transport
Impact Types Societal,Policy & public services

 
Description Direct input into the Talanoa Dialogue concluded at the 24th Conference of the Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact UK intention to set net zero target for greenhouse gas emissions; hence improved environmental sustainability Informs next round of pldgs of all Paris Agreement national members
URL https://www.ipcc.ch/sr15/
 
Description IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact This reports has been presented to the UN Convention on Climate Change and the UN Convention to Combat Desertification and was cited in the conference. It has received extensive media coverage
URL http://www.ipcc.ch/srccl/
 
Description Invited report by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change from the Intergovernental Panel on Climate Change
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact The report has been presented at the 24th session of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and is cited in the report to the meeting. It has been presented to the US Congressional Committee by Greta Thunberg. It has been cited by the UK Committee on Climate Change in its "net zero" report. It has been used by the UK Government to justify a revision to the 2008 Climate Change Act with a "net zero" target by 2050. The Summary has been read for word for word at several public/art/environment events internationally. The report has had an enormous impact in the media and on public opinion: a) 10,907 online and print articles and 4,244 broadcast (TV and radio) pieces in two days following publication b) For Skea alone: 1686 online and print articles; 356 broadcast pieces c) In 10 days, 4.8 million impressions; for Skea 1200 retweets and 309,562 impressions
URL http://www.ipcc.ch/sr15/
 
Description Co-Chair of Working Group III (Mitigation) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: Scientific Support
Amount £2,259,287 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/P022820/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2017 
End 03/2022
 
Description Extension: Support to Imperial College London, for the purpose of hosting the Technical Support Unit (TSU) of Working Group III (WGIII) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) for the period of the 6th Assessment Report.
Amount £2,032,511 (GBP)
Organisation Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2020 
End 12/2022
 
Description Opportunities for Climate Mitigation and Sustainable Development (OPTIMISM)
Amount £263,084 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/S012834/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2019 
End 02/2021
 
Description Preparation of commuunication and graphics related to WGIII related products in the Sixth Assessment Cycle of the IPCC
Amount £57,500 (GBP)
Organisation Norwegian Environment Agency 
Sector Public
Country Norway
Start 12/2018 
End 12/2021
 
Description Support to Imperial College London, for the purpose of hosting the Technical Support Unit (TSU) of Working Group III (WGIII) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) for the period of the 6th Assessment Report.
Amount £2,560,000 (GBP)
Organisation Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2016 
End 03/2020
 
Description Indian Technical Support Unit 
Organisation Ahmedabad University
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We are the main partner. We have run a 11 person virtual Technical Support Unit for IPCC spread across sites at mperial COllage and Ahmedabad University.
Collaborator Contribution They have contributed to the operation of the Technical Support Unit.
Impact Completely multidisciplinary exercise. IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 degrees C IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land
Start Year 2016
 
Description WG I 
Organisation University of Paris-Saclay
Country France 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Shared scientific ownership of two IPCC reports.
Collaborator Contribution Shared scientific ownership of two IPCC reports.
Impact Completely multidisciplinary exercise. IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 degrees C IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land
Start Year 2015
 
Description WG II 
Organisation Alfred-Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research
Country Germany 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Shared scientific ownership of two IPCC reports
Collaborator Contribution Shared scientific ownership of two IPCC reports
Impact Completely multidisciplinary exercise. IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 degrees C IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land
Start Year 2015
 
Description By popular demand: what do people want from a resource efficient economy' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Speaker at the Green Alliance launch of a new report for the Centre for Industrial Energy, Materials and Products (CIEMAP), entitled 'By popular demand: what do people want from a resource efficient economy'. The panel addressed the question What do people really thing about the circular economy?' https://www.green-alliance.org.uk/what_do_people_think_about_circular_economy.php#accept
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description CIRED Workshop on climate and Land (Paris) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presneted at Workshop in Paris organised by CIRED, to convene scientists relevant to the field of climate change and land use in advance of the Scoping Meeting for the IPCC Special Report on climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description COP14 - Delhi 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentations and facilitation at Science Day organised by the UNCCD Science-Policy Interface (SPI) at UNCCD COP14. Science Day focused on the SRCCL Report. https://www.unccd.int/sites/default/files/inlinefiles/COP14_Press%20Kit_Pdf_Version.pdf
SRCCL Presentation at India Pavilion, UNCCD, CoP 14 Delhi
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description COP24 events 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Speaking at various COP24 events, including:
SBSTA-IPCC special event (4 December)
SR1.5 special event, key findings from Ch4 (6 December)
SR1.5 'Understanding what business can take from the report' (7 December)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Carbon Trust Public Sector Conference (London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Carbon Trust Public Sector Conference brought together a national collaboration of public sector decision makers who are accountable for delivering carbon reduction policies, strategies and targets across UK cities, towns, local authorities, estates, assets and facilities.
Keynote speaker, presentation entitled 'Climate aspirations and climate action: bridging the gap'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.ipcc-wg3.ac.uk/Presentations/20170221%20Carbontrust%20Public%20Sector%20Skea.pdf
 
Description Climate Action Week 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Talk at Chatham House, London
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Climate Action in Small Regions and Countries 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Chaired panel on "Climate Action in Small Regions and Countries" hosted by the University of Edinburgh, with the collaboration of the Scottish government. Panellists included Minal Pathak, Senior Scientist, IPCC WG III Technical Support Unit, University of Ahmedabad, Manfred Fischedick, Vice President, Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, Shuaib Lwasa, Associate Professor, Makerere University, Uganda, Leon Clarke, Leader, Integrated Human Earth Systems Science program, University of Maryland/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Kat White, Head of International, Strategy and Projects Unit, Decarbonisation Division, Scottish Government, and Catriona Patterson, Chair of Scotland's 2050 Climate Group.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Climate Change for senior Business Leaders and other Thought Leaders 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk sent remotely to HSBC/Hong Kong Observatory, Hong Kong
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Climate Change: International Developments and Zero Carbon 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Massey University Lecture, Wellington, New Zealand
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Climate Change: Stormy Weather Ahead 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public lecture in Wellington, New Zealand
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Climate Finance and Sustainability 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Panel at City Week 2019 (Financial Services as a Driver of Inclusive Globalisation), Guildhall, London
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Climate Science for Decision Making: The Critical Role of the IPCC 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The Current IPCC Assessment Cycle, BEIS event
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Climate change in the press 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interviewed by The Herald and wrote an article on Climate Change for the Scotsman
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Climate change: the Need for Action 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote speech at European Space Agency Living Planet Symposium: "Climate change: the Need for Action", Milan
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Discussion of long term EU stratey for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and building a modern, clean and competitive economy 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Speaker at the European Commission's Directorate General for Climate Action (DG CLIMA) stakeholder event, Brussels, Belgium
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Energy Demand in an International Context 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation at a CREDS launch event, London
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Energy Institute Fellows debate (London) - energy policy post-Brexit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Speaking at a debate on the 'Implications of Brexit for the UK energy sector', organised by the Energy Institute and chaired by John Moylan, Employment and Industry correspondent, BBC.
This was a high level debate with panel members discussing what impacts Brexit may have across the energy spectrum.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Energy Institute debate (London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Speaking at the Energy Institute debate, 'Meeting the Carbon Budgets - how "disruptive" technologies could be game changers towards a low carbon future'.
The event provided an update on the progress made to meet the UK carbon budgets and considered which technologies will be the game changers in accelerating a transition to a low carbon future.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.energyinst.org/events/view/4723
 
Description Energy Systems Conference: 21st Century Challenges (Energy Institute/Elsevier) (London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Speaking at the Energy Systems Conference 2016: 21st Century Challenges. The conference brings together researchers, academia, industry, investors and policymakers to explore the most suitable and efficient ways to design, finance and build better and more sustainable energy systems.
Outcomes of the meeting are published with the aim of providing new questions and challenges to be answered by research and academia, recommendations for policy and decision makers, and insights for industry to implement.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.energysystemsconference.com/
 
Description Energy materials for a low carbon future 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation at a Royal Society Discussion meeting, London
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Essential actions required to achieve long term goals - recent trends in costs and use of renewables 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk at the Royal Meteorological Society
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description European Parliament presentation of land report 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presented SRCCL to the committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety at the European Parliament, Brussels
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description European launch of the SR1.5 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Speaker at the event hosted by the UK governments in collaboration with IPCC, held as part of Green Great Britain Week, London
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Frontier Economics Limited 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 45 min talk followed by Q&A session at the Seminar Frontier Economics Limited: "IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5C: Where do the numbers come from?"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Getting to Net Zero 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interviewed by the Planet Pod podcast for their series on 'getting to Net Zero', Grantham Institute, London
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Global Energy in the Coming Decades 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk at the Energy Change Institute, University of Oxford
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description IEA Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote presentation at IEA workshop on Energy Technology Perspectives Report, IEA, Paris
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description IPCC Cities and Climate Change Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Conference in Edmonton, Canada
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description IPCC Sixth Assessment Cycle: Interdisciplinary Science into Practice 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Grantham Institute Changing Planet Seminar
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description IPCC Special Reports and Work in Progress - Relevance for ETP-2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presented 'IPCC Special Reports and Work in Progress - Relevance for ETP-2020' at the ETP 2020: Accelerating Clean Energy Technology Innovation workshop. He also chaired a session on 'How to Bring a New Technology to the Market? Lessons from Past Experiences in Clean Energy Technology Innovation for ETP-2020, IEA, Paris
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description IPCC Symposium 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote lecture at IPCC Symposium 2019: Building on the IPCC Special Reports: Plans for the Working Group III Sixth Assessment Report
Tokyo
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description IPCC-SBSTA Joint Working Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact IPCC-SBSTA Joint Working Group in Bonn, Germany
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Implications of Paris Workshop for politcial science (Norway) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Implications of Paris Workshop, organised by scientists and policy experts from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, the Frisch Centre for Economic Research, and the University of Maryland.
This meeting took a deeper look at the challenge of implementing the Paris Agreement of 2015 in terms of the contribution of individual sectors, independently and in combination with other sectors. It also looked at the implementation of the NDCs in the period to 2030 sector by sector, in developed and developing economies and by mid-century consistent with the long-term goals of 2oC or potentially 1.5oC.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.ntnu.edu/censes/implications-of-paris
 
Description Implications of the SR1.5 for the UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Speaker at the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unite (ECIU), London
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Indian MP delegation meeting (London) organised by Climate Parliament 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Roundtable session with presentation to a delegation of MPs from India, organised by Climate Parliament India.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Institutional Investors Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Speaker at the AGM of the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Interfaith meetings (London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Meetings with faith representatives to engage with those less active/ skeptical faith groups, and discuss needs for the IPCC AR6.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description International Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage (CCUS) Summit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Speaker and participant at the International Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage (CCUS) Summit, co-hosted by the UK Government and International Energy Agency. The summit reflected on the SR1.5 highlighting the unique importance of CCUS technologies to meet climate goals, Edinburgh, UK
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Interviews on climate change 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interviewed by BBC Scotland on IPCC work. Also spoke on two radio programmes, Mornings with Kaye Adams and Good Morning Scotland
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Investing in the Planet - side event to COP22 (Marrakech) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Attended the COP22 official side-event, organised by Imperial College London, the Institution of Chemical Engineers and Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), entitled 'Investing in the planet: Green banks and other financial tools to scale up mitigation technologies'.
The event looked to highlight financing as essential for both mitigation and adaptation, and in the broader context of the sustainable development goals.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/newsandeventspggrp/imperialcollege/naturalsciences/climatechange/eventssu...
 
Description Key Findings from the WGIII 5th Assessment Report and Plans 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact IPCC Outreach in Japan
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description LCS-RNet meeting - Is 1.5 degrees feasible? (Marrakech) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Attended side event at COP22, hosted by the Institute for Global environmental Strategies (IGES), Low Carbon Societies Research Network (LCS-RNet), entitled 'Is 1.5°C feasible? - Pathways for net zero GHG emissions consistent with the 1.5°C target'.
The event discussed the feasibility of the net zero GHG emissions in the 1.5 pathways on both a global and national level.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://lcs-rnet.org/lcsrnet_meetings/2016/11/2005
 
Description Land report outreach event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact In context of the newly released IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land (SRCCL), Global Centre for Environment and Energy, Ahmedabad University organized an outreach event where Priyadarshi Shukla, Jim Skea, Eamon Haughey, Minal Pathak and Suvadip Neogi delivered talks on 'Key findings of the Report', 'Land based approaches to mitigation', 'Adaptation and Mitigation Response Options to Combat Desertification and Land Degradation', 'Urbanization and food systems' and 'Soil based interventions for climate change adaptation and mitigation', respectively. https://ahduni.edu.in/events/conference-on-climatechange-and-land
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Land use and climate change: how can we respond to new pressures and new possibilities? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public panel discussion at Christchurch, New Zealand
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Launch of IPCC 1.5 report 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 1,686 quotations in print/digital media
356 broadcast items from 16 interviews including seven BBC

Resulted from the launch of the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 degrees Celsius of which i was one of the co-authors

4.8 million impressions from assciated Tweets
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.ipcc.ch/sr15/
 
Description Limiting global warming to 1.5 C: CO2 emission pathways 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk at the Geneva Association, London
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Live radio interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Radio New Zealand
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Media interviews on IPCC plans for 2016--2022 Carbon Brief (London) - interview on news website 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Media Interview for Carbon Brief
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Mitigation scenarios relevant for policymaking: IPCC Working Group III approach in the Sixth Assessment Cycle 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Poster presentation at SBSTA48 Research Dialogue, Bonn, Germany
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Mobilising Finance for Climate Change 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at the European Investment Bank (EIB)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Modelling for Sustainability workshop (Paris) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Attended IPCC 'Modelling for sustainable development' Workshop in Paris involving French climate scientists
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Multiple presentations on planned activities during the IPCC's Sixth Assessment Cycle including SRCCL, the AR6 WGIII Report Outline, AR5 Key Messages, and Mitigation in the Context of the Paris Agreement as part of a two-day IPCC Outreach Programme at King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Multiple presentations on planned activities during the IPCC's Sixth Assessment Cycle including SRCCL, the AR6 WGIII Report Outline, AR5 Key Messages, and Mitigation in the Context of the Paris Agreement as part of a two-day IPCC Outreach Programme at King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Night of Scientific Facts, Political Action and Public Engagement as IPCC celebrates 30 years 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Irish government hosted event to celebrate 30 years of IPCC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI) launch (London) - contributed to Panel 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Participation in a private session for CEOs and VIPs, discussing the role of the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative in addressing climate change.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Outcomes of the SR1.5 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Speaker at the British Institute of Energy Economics Seminar on the outcomes of the SR1.5
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Outreach event during LAM2-Delhi 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact WG III held an outreach event at LAM 2 in New Delhi on 'What are Countries Doing to Mitigate Climate Change'. Hosted with the Energy and Resources Institute and the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Outreach in India January 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Several outreach activities including
Conference on the Road to the IPCC 6th Assessment Report: Fostering Deeper Engagement with Industry, Finance and Civil Society Stakeholders https://ahduni.edu.in/events/road-to-the-ipcc-6th-assessmentreport
Outreach activity in form of workshop-System Transformations for Global warming of 1.5°C https://ahduni.edu.in/events/system-transformations-for-globalwarming-of-1-5-c
Outreach activity in form interactive interview session-digital audio record clip aired as podcast/netcast on The people who are keeping our planet alive, with Jim Skea and Minal Pathak https://indianexpress.com/audio/stepwell/the-people-who-arekeeping-our-planet-alive-with-jim-skea-and-minalpathak/5586414/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Outreach in Malaysia 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Three talks given at an IPCC Outreach event on 1.5C and SRCCL reports: Session for Youth: Climate Change and Land Interactions of Climate Change and Climate Responses with Sustainable Development Session for Youth: Global Warming of 1.5 °C
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Outreach in Thailand with FAO 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Gave a presentation at an SRCCL event hosted by author Aziz Elbehri with FAO on implications of the special report for the Asia Pacific, Bangkok, Thailand
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Panel Discussion 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Panel discussion at the Economist Energy Summit
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Panel address at SBSTA48 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Preparatory phase of Talanoa Dialogue, Bonn, Germany
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Panel launch for EI 2016 Energy Barometer (London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Breakfast panel launch for the Energy Institute 2016 Energy Barometer. Presentation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation at COP22 side event 'Can CCS deliver on the IPCC mitigation needs?' (Marrakech) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation delivered at COP22 side event entitled 'Can CCS deliver on the IPCC mitigation needs?', hosted by Global CCS Institute (GCCSI).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation to Business Oriented NGOs 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation to meeting of business oriented NGOS, Bonn, Germany
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation to the Energy Modeling Forum Annual Meeting (Colorado, via video link) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation given with PR Shukla (IPCC WGIII Co-Chair), during session 8 of the Energy Modeling Forum Annual Meeting - Assessing Transformation pathways and 1.5 - entitled 'IPCC AR6, the Special Report on 1.5 and the IAM Community'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.stanford.edu/group/emf-research/docs/CCIIA/2016/Shukla_Skea_IPCC.pdf
 
Description Putting sustainability at the heart of the energy system 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Panel discussion at Energy Systems Conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description RCUK Energy Catalyst Advisory Board Meeting (London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact RCUK Energy Catalyst Advisory Board Meeting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Research Council of Norway political Science Meeting (Oslo) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Research Council of Norway political Science Meeting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Round table discussion - Shell Scenarios (London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact A round table discussion to mark the launch of the Shell Scenarios New Lens Scenarios supplement: 'A better life with a healthy planet - pathways to net-zero emissions'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Roundtable event: delivering 'zero carbon Britain' (London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Attended a roundtable Liberal Democrat event on the role of business and industry in delivering a 'zero carbon Britain', as part of a research review of the latest thinking on how the UK can reach a goal of being a net zero carbon emitter by 2050.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description SBSTA49 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Attended SBSTA and presented 2 posters "Energy and Sectoral Transitions in the Context of the Paris Agreement" and "IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land, Bonn, Germany
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description TV and Climate Change meeting (London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Meeting with TV broadcasters regarding climate change, hosted by Channel 4.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Talk at Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Annual Seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Speaker at the annual seminar of the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, entitled New Approaches to addressing climate change in the UK and Japan. http://dajf.org.uk/event/new-approaches-to-addressing-climate-change-in-the-uk-and-japan
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Talk on IPCC to High Level Members of the French Climate Change Research Community 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting at the Academy of Sciences with High Level Members of the French Community
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Talk on the content of the SR1.5 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Speaker at the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) workshop, Biodiversity and Climate Change: Integrated Science for Coherent Policy, on the content of the SR1.5, Paris, France
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description The Drive Towards a Low Carbon Future 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact International Petroleum Week
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description The IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land: Overview and key issues 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk at the James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description The IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C: foundations, facts and myths 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk to Shell staff
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description The Sun and the Weather: Powering Climate Solutions 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact World Meteorological Organisation - World Meteorological Day Keynote speech "The Sun and the Weather: Powering Climate Solutions", Geneva
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description To realise a decarbonised society - the state of the world and Kyoto's challenge 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Talk given at the Kyoto International Conference Centre on the occasion of IPCC Session 49 in Kyoto Japan
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description UBS Energy Expert Series 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Delivered a talk as part of the UBS Energy Expert Series on the SR1.5, USA, remote participation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description UNFCCC Subsidiary Body on Scientifc and Technical Affairs (SBSTA) (Bonn) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The 44th session of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 44) Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016