NCAS experts to participate in IPCC Sixth Assessment Report
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has invited five climate experts from NCAS and NCAS-funded research projects, based at the universities of Reading and East Anglia, to participate in Working Group I (physical science basis) of the Sixth Assessment Report.
Richard Allan, Nicolas Bellouin, Ed Hawkins, Tim Osborn, and Andrew Turner will help to produce the next world-leading climate change report, by reviewing existing scientific evidence on how the climate is changing and how it could change in future.
The Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) will update our knowledge on climate change, its impacts and risks, and possible response options, and play an important role in implementing the Paris Agreement - in 2015 countries pledged to limit greenhouse gas emissions in order to limit global warming to 2°C, or ideally 1.5°C, above pre-industrial levels. The AR6 will help to inform policymakers, international climate negotiators and other stakeholders about the latest knowledge on all aspects of climate change.
The NCAS researchers involved in AR6 will focus their attention on assessing research on the framing, context, and methods used in climate change science, the changing state of the climate system, the human influence on the climate system, linking global and regional climate change and water cycle changes.
The IPCC's AR6 will be completed by 2023, in time for the first Global Stocktake, a periodic review of collective progress towards achieving the long-term goals of the Paris Agreement.
The outlines of the Working Group contributions to AR6 and full list of Lead Authors, Lead Authors and Review Editors can be found here: http://www.ipcc.ch/news_and_events/pr_ar6_authors.shtml
Find out how the IPCC selects its authors here: http://www.ipcc.ch/news_and_events/docs/factsheets/FS_select_authors.pdf