IPCC Vice-Chair Ko Barrett among Global Landscape Forum’s 16 Restoring the Earth Women of 2022

GENEVA March 10 – Ko Barret, one of the Vice-Chairs of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, has been included in the Global Landscape Forum’s list of 16 Restoring the Earth Women of 2022 released this week.

The unranked list was released in celebration of this year’s International Women’s Day and honors 16 women “… leading the fight against runaway climate change through science, finance, policymaking, art, activism, Indigenous rights, and more.” 

The Global Landscape Forum is one of the largest knowledge-led platforms on integrated land use, dedicated to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement.  It is led by the Center for Forestry Research in collaboration with the UN Environment Programme, the World Bank, and its members. 

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About the IPCC

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the UN body for assessing the science related to climate change. It was established by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in 1988 to provide political leaders with periodic scientific assessments concerning climate change, its implications and risks, as well as to put forward adaptation and mitigation strategies. In the same year the UN General Assembly endorsed the action by the WMO and UNEP in jointly establishing the IPCC. It has 195 member states.

Thousands of people from all over the world contribute to the work of the IPCC. For the assessment reports, experts  volunteer their time as IPCC authors to assess the thousands of scientific papers published each year to provide a comprehensive summary of what is known about the drivers of climate change, its impacts and future risks, and how adaptation and mitigation can reduce those risks.

The IPCC has three working groups: Working Group I, dealing with the physical science basis of climate change; Working Group II, dealing with impacts, adaptation and vulnerability; and Working Group III, dealing with the mitigation of climate change. It also has a Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories that develops methodologies for estimating emissions and removals of greenhouse gases.

IPCC assessments provide governments, at all levels, with scientific information that they can use to develop climate policies. IPCC assessments are a key input into the international negotiations to tackle climate change. IPCC reports are drafted and reviewed in several stages, thus guaranteeing objectivity and transparency.