Accelerating climate action through science and policy:
The Work, Activities and Findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change —
Significance and Implications for Africa
Climate scientists from the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) and leading African research institutions, will meet virtually, on 26th and 27th May 2021, to discuss climate change in Africa, focusing on the three IPCC special reports: Global Warming of 1.5°C, Climate Change and Land, and Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate.
Gathering scientists, academics, policymakers and other stakeholder groups across the African continent, the event will examine the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report, focusing on three special reports on Global Warming of 1.5°C, Climate Change and Land, and Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate, with a view to raise awareness, especially among policymakers, about the outcomes of the IPCC reports and demonstrate how climate change is already affecting the region, highlight solutions to the challenges of climate change, encourage the participation of the local science and research community in climate research and stimulate regional contribution to future IPCC cycles. The event also aims to foster better understanding among the news media about climate science, solutions to climate change and the IPCC process, and present the IPCC role, activities and main findings to non-governmental organisations, the general public and business sector representatives, students and youth groups.