RT 1  The science of adaptation practices and solutions: new challenges for assessment and communication

 Thursday 12 May, 11.00 – 12.45, Town Hall

This roundtable session will engage the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in a lively moderated discussion as it takes its first steps towards preparing its Sixth Assessment Report and a number of Special Reports. Adaptation to climate change is expected to feature prominently in the next IPCC reports, but how could scientific research on adaptation best be assessed and communicated to meet the expectations of a very diverse but solution-oriented audience?

Organised by  The Global Programme of Research on Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation (PROVIA) and theEuropean Commission, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation
Moderator Kristie Ebi, University of Washington, USA; former head of the IPCC Working Group II Technical Support Unit
Rapporteur Diogo de Gusmão-Sørensen, European Commission, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation
Panel Minpeng Chen, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences; member of the UNFCCC Adaptation Committee
Jan Corfee-Morlot, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (tbc)
Virginia Murray, Public Health England and UNISDR
Debra Roberts, Co-chair of IPCC Working Group II
Asun Lera St. Clair, DNV GL, Norway
David Thompson, Committee on Climate Change, United Kingdom