Progress after the second IPCC Lead Author Meeting in Nepal
The IPCC report writing process greatly advances thanks to the in person meetings of Lead Authors (LAM). These events allow for the close collaboration of researchers from different disciplines, guarantee synergies and coherence across the report and help coordinate the major tasks that such an assessment requires. Elena is back from a week in Kathmandu of intense work and novel experiences in a country that was suffering extreme monsoon events this summer. Nepal faces many challenges due to climate change, as many livelihoods depend on the mountain ecosystems that are increasingly been suffering from global warming. The research center ICIMOD develops international partnerships to address the impacts of climate change and face the development and adaptation challenges in the Himalayas.
The 6th Assessment report of the Working Group II of the IPCC is close to its equator and the past months of work will result in a First Order Draft to be available for review this fall. In the Oceans chapter, we are working hard to assess the most recent science on climate change impacts on ocean and coastal ecosystem services globally, with special focus on how adaptation to climate change in the oceans can contribute to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. After the first LAM meeting in Durban (South Africa), we worked on the internal draft that is now being improved for the next phase. There is still a long process ahead and the Future Oceans Lab will continue to contribute to the important and must needed process of the IPCC scientific reports.
CATEGORIES: Collaborations, Elena Ojea, IPCC, Research