Raising Awareness of climate change: Key Findings of the Fifth Assessment Report on Climate Change (IPCC AR5)

When, local time: 
Monday, 7 December 2015 -
8:30am to 5:30pm
Where: 
France, Paris
Type of Event: 
Category 8-Symposium
Contact: 
b.avila@unesco.org

UNESCO's International Hydrological Programme (IHP) and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will organize a joint event to highlight the key findings of the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5), within the framework of COP21 at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France.
IPCC is the international body for assessing the science related to climate change. IPCC assessments provide a scientific basis for governments at all levels to develop climate-related policies, and they underlie negotiations at the UN Climate Conference – the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

The authors producing the reports are currently grouped in three working groups – Working Group I: the Physical Science Basis; Working Group II: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability; and Working Group III: Mitigation of Climate Change. The IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5), which was finalized in 2014, provides an update of knowledge related to climate change.

During COP21, UNESCO IHP is organizing an outreach event in collaboration with the IPCC, to highlight the key findings of the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) covering the physical science basis, impacts, adaptation and vulnerability as well as mitigation of climate change.

The Programme will be as follows:
1. A media workshop (reserved only for media representatives and communicators);
2. Presentation of AR5 Findings by lead or coordinating lead authors;
3. A Science/Policy Dialogue with the participation of policymakers and distinguished scientists;
4. Seminar on education and climate change.