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Climate Change with the IPCC

Pic - Simon Hilton/Scottish Parliament

On Wednesday 3 April 2019, the Futures Forum and the Scottish Parliament Information Centre hosted a breakfast seminar with speakers from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on science, policy and solutions on a global scale.

The speakers, Youba Sokona, IPCC Vice-Chair; Thelma Krug, IPCC Vice-Chair; and Jim Skea, IPCC Working Group III Co-Chair, are at the cutting edge of global climate science. They shared their assessments of the scientific basis of climate change, its impacts and future risks, options for adaptation and mitigation, and the direct implications for policy.

Listen to their presentations via this podcast

The IPCC is the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change, and its Working Group II on Climate Change Mitigation was meeting in Edinburgh.

This seminar was chaired by Gillian Martin MSP, Convener of the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee.

Pic – Simon Hilton/Scottish Parliament