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Date 11 Apr 2017 to 13 Apr 2017 No stream available
Address Kathmandu (Nepal)
Organizer Ministry of Population and Environment (MoPE), Government of Nepal & International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)

Ministry of Population and Environment (MoPE) and International Centre for Integrated Development (ICIMOD) will co-host the event. It will showcase the Government of Nepal’s climate smart development as well as its national and local adaptation plans. There will also be sessions devoted to the IPCC 2016-2022 plans, the production of the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6), and the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) findings, and how these are being operationalized in South Asia. ICIMOD will present its climate change work and potential innovations for adaptation and mitigation, which will include relevant portions of the forthcoming Himalayan Monitoring and Assessment Programme (HIMAP).

The objectives of the event are:

To raise awareness, especially among policy makers, about the outcomes of the AR5 and the Himalayan Monitoring and Assessment Programme (HIMAP) and to demonstrate how climate change effects and will affect the region. We will also highlight potential solutions to the challenges of climate change;

To raise awareness, especially among policy makers and the scientific community from the region, about the AR6 cycle work plan, IPCC priorities of the IPCC, and the state of Nepal’s climate smart development. ICIMOD will also share its strategic priorities for combating climate change in the region;

To enlist the participation of the local science and research community in climate research and encourage regional contributions to future assessments and climate change studies;

To foster a better understanding among the news media about climate science, the IPCC’s role, and innovative solutions for climate change as it affects vulnerable mountain communities; and

To present key findings of climate change studies and enable climate actions among students, civil society and business sector representatives.

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Media Workshop - Introduction to Climate Science: Basic Issues in Climate Science: Greenhouse Effect, Evidence of Change and CausesPanmao Zhai
Media Workshop - Impacts and Future Risks: What are the effects of Climate Change Options for Adaptation: How can society and nature adjust?Joy Pereira
Media Workshop - Options for Mitigation: What can be done to reduce GHG emissions?P.R. Shukla
Media Workshop - The AR6 ProcessJonathan Lynn
Key Message - The physical science basisPanmao Zhai
Key Message - Climate Change Adaptation: Focus on Nepal and South AsiaJoy Pereira
Key Message - Mitigation of Climate ChangeP.R. Shukla
Key messages on Adaptation OptionsJoy Pereira
Industry: Mitigation OptionsJoyshree Roy
Human SettlementsShobhakar Dhakal
Sustainable development, livelihoods and poverty specific focus on rural areasPurnamita Dasgupta
Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) process (including focus on SR on Oceans and Cryosphere) Joy Pereira
How could the region contribute to future assessments of the IPCCPanmao Zhai

Links and References



Purnamita DasguptaDasgupta, Purnamita

PurnamitaDasgupta is Ford Foundation Chair & Acting Head, Environmental Economics Unit, at Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi. She has held positions as a Professor at the University of Cambridge, UK and The Carey Business School, Johns Hopkins University, USA. She is a co-ordinating lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change(IPCC), a member of its Summary for Policy Makers and Synthesis Report writing teams, and a member of the IPCC’s Scientific Steering Group on Economics Costing and Ethics. She has contributed to modelling socio-economic scenarios for India’s National Communications to the UNFCCC and her ongoing work includes GHG emissions profile study for the Indian Economy. She has served on several government and non-government committees in various capacities including as member of the Expert Committee to evolve Environmental Standards for India (2013-2014), Advisory and Drafting committee on Electronic waste legislation (India) and Supreme Court committee on estimating Net Present Value of Forestlands in India.She has been principal investigator on several externally funded projects from agencies such as the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (India), The Finance Commission (India), IDRC, SANDEE, DFID, WORLD BANK, UNDP apart from participating in teaching and training programs in different institutions in India and guiding doctoral students. She has several publications in national and international journals and participates actively in forums and discussions on environmental issues.

Shobhakar DhakalDhakal, Shobhakar

Dr Shobhakar Dhakal is an Associate Professor at the Asian Institute of Technology in Thailand. His areas of expertize are in energy and climate change mitigation policies and modeling and on urbanization/cities and climate change. He is also a visiting researcher of the National Institute for Environmental Studies Japan. Dr Dhakal was one of the Coordinating Lead Authors for the IPCC-AR5- WGIII for the Chapter on Human Settlements, Infrastructure and Spatial Planning. He is also a co-editor of ongoing international Assessment Report on Climate Change and Cities, serves in steering committee of the Global Carbon Project - a premier scientific program under the Future Earth, and an editor-in- chief of Carbon Management Journal by Taylor and Francis among others.

Jonathan LynnLynn, Jonathan

Mr Jonathan Lynn is Head of Communications and Media Relations at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Before joining the IPCC in November 2011, he worked as a foreign correspondent and editor for Reuters news agency for 32 years, reporting from over 30 countries around the world. Jonathan has an MA from Cambridge University, where he studied modern languages at Clare College. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

Joy Jacqueline PereiraPereira, Joy Jacqueline

Dr Joy Jacqueline Pereira is Vice-Chair of Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) for the Sixth Assessment Report. Previously she has served as a Coordinating Lead Author for Chapter 24 on Asia of the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5), Lead Author for the IPCC AR5 Synthesis Report and a Review Editor for the 2012 IPCC Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation (IPCC SREX). Dr Pereira obtained a Ph.D. from University of Malaya in 1996, Master of Science from University of Leicester in 1991 and Bachelor of Science with Honours from University Kebangsaan Malaysia in 1989, specializing in the field of geoscience. She is a Professor and Principal Research Fellow at the Southeast Asia Disaster Prevention Research Initiative of the Institute for Environment and Development in University Kebangsaan Malaysia (SEADPRI-UKM) and Fellow of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia. Her research covers disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and mineral resource management for sustainable development, with a focus on linking science to policy. In 2009, Joy Pereira led the team that developed the National Policy on Climate Change under the aegis of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Malaysia. She also developed the National Disaster Risk Reduction Action Plan in conjunction with the National Security Council of the Prime Minister’s Department.

 Joyashree ROYROY, Joyashree

Joyashree Roy is the inaugural Bangabandhu Chair Professor at AIT, Thailand. She is in lien from the Department of Economics, Jadavpur University. She is Indian Council of Social Sciences Research (ICSSR) national fellow. She was Ford Foundation Post Doctoral Fellow at LBNL, Berkeley, USA. She is the Founder Advisor the Global Change Programme and Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (SYLFF) Project at Jadavpur University, India. She is coordinating lead author in WGIII IPCC reports : Fourth, Fifth and Sixth assessment, Special Report on Global warming of 1.5°C. She was in IPCC-2007 Nobel Peace Prize winning panel. She has been a chapter author of Global Energy Assessment. She is in the winning team of Prince Sultan Bin Aziz award for water. She has published more than 100 peer reviewed journal articles, authored and edited books. Her research interests are: Economics of Pollution and Climate Change, Modeling energy demand, Economy-wide modeling exercises for deriving policy implications, Water quality demand modeling, Water pricing, Energy Pricing, Sustainable development, Natural resource accounting, Valuing environmental services, Developmental and environmental issues relevant for informal sectors, Coastal Ecosystem service evaluation.

 Priyadarshi ShuklaShukla, Priyadarshi

Dr Priyadarshi R. Shukla is Co-Chair of the Working Group III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) for the Sixth Assessment Report. He has worked as an Assistant Professor (1979-88), Associate Professor (1988-91) and Professor (1991-2015) at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India. He is associated with IPCC as an author since 1993 - as a lead author of IPCC WGIII SAR (Chapters 8, 9 and 10), TAR (Chapter 8), AR4 (Chapter 2) and AR5 (Chapter 6). He is also a lead author of IPCC SRES and Special Report on Technology Transfer as well as IPCC Technical Paper I (1996) and Technical Paper IV (1997). Prof. Shukla has been a member of several prestigious National and International Policy Committees. He has led several international research projects and is a member of several international teams working on integrated assessment modeling and policy studies. He is a co-author/co-editor of fourteen books and numerous publications in international journals in the areas of energy, environment, climate change and development policies. He has guided over forty doctoral students. He obtained M.S (1976) and Ph.D. (1979) degrees from Stanford University, USA.

 Panmao ZhaiZhai, Panmao

Dr Panmao Zhai is Co-Chair of the Working Group I of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) for the Sixth Assessment Report cycle. He is a well-known Chinese climatologist. He is a research professor and PhD advisor in the Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences, the largest multi-disciplinary and comprehensive research institution on atmospheric sciences in China. He has more than 30-years working experience in climate change and variability studies. He has published more than 100 papers in Chinese and English. He has developed the Global Climate Monitoring and Diagnostic System and established the ENSO Monitoring and Prediction System in China. Such contributions have effectively supported China National Climate Centre's operational activities and services. Currently, as a Chief Scientist, he is leading a group of excellent meteorologists, studying the formation mechanism and prediction method for persistent extreme events in China.