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Mini e-course: 'How to review IPCC Assessment Reports – webinars and guidance for climate experts’, Webinar 1: How does the IPCC work?
Date: 15 October 2019
Time: 12:30 (UTC); 14:30 (SAST); 15:30 (EAT)
Duration: 75 minutes

Dr Leo Meyer
Prof. Jean-Pascal van Ypersele

Karen Morris (SouthSouthNorth)

The objective of the mini e-course is to increase the involvement of expert reviewers from developing countries in the review process of the first draft of the Working Group II report of the IPCC. The course will be delivered by distinguished international experts with extensive past involvement in the IPCC.

This webinar will cover:

• The role of the IPCC
• Governance and structure,
• IPCC products
• What is an Assessment IPCC style
• the assessment process including its reviews
• Interactions of the IPCC with society and policy making

After the presentations there will be an opportunity for questions and answers.

Oct 15, 2019 02:30 PM in Johannesburg

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Dr Leo Meyer
Honorary Senior Lecturer at University College London, Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy
Leo Meyer holds a PhD in energy conservation and energy economics. Until 2002, he was Deputy Head of the Department of Climate Change and Science Advisor at the Ministry of Environment of the Netherlands. He co-authored several IPCC reports during the Fourth Assessment (2005-2007), contributing to the award of the Nobel Peace Prize for the IPCC in 2007. He was Head of the Technical Support Unit for the IPCC 5th Assessment Synthesis Report.
Prof. Jean-Pascal van Ypersele
Professor of climatology and sustainable development sciences @Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Jean-Pascal van Ypersele is a Professor of climatology and sustainable development sciences at the Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium. He did his doctoral research on climate modelling at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, USA. He has been extensively involved in the IPCC since 1995, including as an IPCC Vice-Chair during the Fifth Assessment period.
Karen Morris
Knowledge Management and Communications Officer @SouthSouthNorth
Karen is part of the Knowledge Management Hub, where she leads on design, including printed and online materials. She also supports on database management, management of web resources and logistical assistance for webinars and conferences. Before specialising in Knowledge Management, Karen was the project coordinator for the Kuyasa Clean Development Mechanism project, and project manager for the Hopefield Home Improvement project.