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Date 19 Sep 2017 to 20 Sep 2017 No stream available
Address Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
Organizer The King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology

This outreach event will take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It will be hosted by the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology. The event will focus on the work of the IPCC, plans for the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) scope and process and the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) findings (WGI, II and III and Synthesis Report). Delegates from Saudi Arabia and other Gulf cooperation countries will be invited, including policymakers at national, state and city government level; international and intergovernmental organizations; climate and disaster risk management community; business leaders and organizations; civil society organizations; local science and research community; youth groups and students, national, regional and international media will be invited.

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Programme

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Provisional Programme97.7 KB

Information Note

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Information Note326.9 KB

Slides

Slides

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Media Workshop - IPCC madate, stucture and historyAbdalah Mokssit and JOnathan Lynn
Media Workshop - Basic issues in Climate ScienceAbdalah Mokssit, Secretary of the IPCC
Media Workshop - Impacts and options for Adaptation - how can society and nature adjustHans Portner, IPCC Co-chair of WGII
Media Workshop - Mitigation in the context of the Paris AgreementJim Skea, IPCC Co-Chair of WGIII
Overview on the future activities of the IPCC from 2016 to 2022 and the production of the AR6Hoesung Lee, IPCC Chair
Special Report on the Climate Change and LandJim Skea, IPCC Co-Chair WGIII
Overview of the IPCC, its process and ways to be involvedYouba Sokona, IPCC Vice-Chair
Key Messages of the Synthesis ReportYouba Sokona, IPCC Vice-Chair
Key messages from the AR5 WGI with focus on Saudi Arabia and the region and AR6 OutlineEdvin Aldrian, Vice-Chair of WGI
Key messages from the AR5 WGII with focus on Saudi Arabia and the regionHans Portner, IPCC Co-Chair WGII
Key messages from the AR5 WGIII with focus on Saudi Arabia and the regionJim Skea, IPCC Co-Chair WGIII
AR6 WGIII OutlineJim Skea, IPCC Co-Chair WGIII

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Speakers

Mohammed  Ahamd S. Alshamsi Ahamd S. Alshamsi , Mohammed

Dr. Alshamsi has been working in academia for over ten-years. During his academic life, he has published several peer-reviewed articles in high impact scientific journals in the field of environmental science & engineering. He was an author of two granted-patents and four filled-patents in Saudi Arabia and the United States. His research was focused on developing the advanced chemical oxidation technology (AOT) by using synthesized metallic nanoparticles. Some applications of the developed technologies were implemented for groundwater remediation. Dr. Alshamsi received his B.Sc. & M.Sc. from King Saud University and his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada in 2013, and he earned the credential of Stanford certified project manager (SCPM) in 2017, and got an executive education from Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) in 2016.

Edvin AldrianAldrian, Edvin

Prof. Edvin Aldrian is a Professor of Meteorology and Climatology at the Agency for Assessment aand Application of Technology BPPT Indonesia. He teaches at the University of Indonesia and Bogor Agricultural Institute and Udayana University in Denpasar Bali. Currently Prof. Aldrian serves as IPCC WG1 Vice Chair representing Indonesia and countries in the Southwest Pacific region. Prof. Aldrian obtained his PhD in 2003 from Max Planck Institute for Meteorology Germany. Prof. Aldrian also served WMO as the Co Chair of Comission for Climatology for Expert Team on Institution and Infrastructure Capabilities group and WMO Co Vice Chair Regional Association V Working Group on Climate Services. Furthermore, he also served previously as EANET Scientific Advisory Committee. Prof. Aldrian has already published 32 peer reviewed International scientific publications, 46 National peer reviewed publications and 26 books or book chapters. He works mainly on global and regional climate issue including climate changes and actively becomes speakers for Climate Change sciences. Prof. Aldrian is active in promoting climate change science nationally and internationally as part of IPCC Outreach programme in South Asia and Southeast Asia.

Hamid AlharthiAlharthi, Hamid

I have 10 years of experience, six of which are in the sustainability field. Joined SABIC in 2008, worked in the manufacturing as an operation engineer as well as a sustainability manager in charge of monitoring and improving natural capital indicators (GHG, energy, water and material effectiveness). Later on, became more involved in broad sustainability and climate change initiatives.
A mechanical engineer by profession, graduated from Umm Al Qura University; I have a master degree in sustainability and environmental management from Monash University.

Badr  Hadhidh AlharbiHadhidh Alharbi, Badr

Dr. Badr is the Manager of the National Center for Environmental Technology at King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) where his expertise primarily lies in diagnosis and analysis of air pollution. He has been an official Saudi delegate in the working groups for the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) representing the Kingdom in various environmental conferences and conventions since 2009. Dr. Badr Alharbi obtained his BSc. in Meteorology, a MSc. in Atmospheric Science from Colorado State University in the USA and a PhD in Environmental Sciences from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

Hoesung LeeLee, Hoesung

Hoesung Lee is Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), elected since October 2015, and Endowed Chair Professor at Korea University Graduate School of Energy and Environment, Seoul, Korea. His research encompasses the economics of climate change, energy and sustainable development. He is a council member of the Global Green Growth Institute, and the chairman of the Asian Development Bank President’s Advisory Board on Climate Change and Sustainable Development. Lee was the founding president of the Korea Energy Economics Institute - a government agency for national energy policy development. He was Distinguished Research Fellow at the Korea Environment Institute, senior adviser to the Minister of Energy and Resources and the Minister of Environment, senior fellow at the Korea Development Institute and economist at Exxon Company USA. He served as the president of the International Association for Energy Economics, president of the Korea Resources Economics Association, member of the International Advisory Board of the Battelle-Pacific Northwest National Lab, USA, the Board of Directors of Hyundai Corporation and the Institute for Global Environmental StraDr Hoesung Lee is Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), elected since October 2015, and Endowed Chair Professor at Korea University Graduate School of Energy and Environment, Seoul, Korea. His research encompasses the economics of climate change, energy and sustainable development. He is a council member of the Global Green Growth Institute, and the chairman of the Asian Development Bank President’s Advisory Board on Climate Change and Sustainable Development. Lee was the founding president of the Korea Energy Economics Institute - a government agency for national energy policy development. He was Distinguished Research Fellow at the Korea Environment Institute, senior adviser to the Minister of Energy and Resources and the Minister of Environment, senior fellow at the Korea Development Institute and economist at Exxon Company USA. He served as the president of the International Association for Energy Economics, president of the Korea Resources Economics Association, member of the International Advisory Board of the Battelle-Pacific Northwest National Lab, USA, the Board of Directors of Hyundai Corporation and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Japan. He was Co-Chair of the IPCC Working Group III (the socio-economic dimensions of climate change) for the Second Assessment which provided a scientific basis for the UNFCCC’s Kyoto Protocol. He served as Vice-Chair of IPCC 2008-2015, and lead author and review editor for the various IPCC assessments. He has served on many national and international committees addressing climate change and energy. He received his B.A. from Seoul National University and Ph.D. in economics from Rutgers University, USA.tegies, Japan. He was Co-Chair of the IPCC Working Group III (the socio-economic dimensions of climate change) for the Second Assessment which provided a scientific basis for the UNFCCC’s Kyoto Protocol. He served as Vice-Chair of IPCC 2008-2015, and lead author and review editor for the various IPCC assessments. He has served on many national and international committees addressing climate change and energy. He received his B.A. from Seoul National University and Ph.D. in economics from Rutgers University, USA.

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.

AHMED M. AL-HAZMIM. AL-HAZMI, AHMED

An expert in environment and sustainability with over 30 years of experience in public and private sectors. Throughout his practice, he developed strong interest in renewable energy as reflected in his more than 80 scientific articles, presentations, and studies. He was Advisor to international organizations like WHO Middle East, UN Environment Programme, etc. He is a scientific referee of funded environmental research projects for KACST, and a member of local and international associations such as the Energy & Climate Change Leadership Group of the International Council of Chemicals Association. He was member of the Saudi Arabia Designated National Authority for climate change and Clean Development Mechanism. He was General Manager of Environmental Affairs Department in SABIC Headquarters. He also works as Advisor for the Saudi National Environmental Strategy. Currently, he is the General Manager of Al Madar Al-Bea, an Environmental Consultancy, and Advisor for Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association.

Abdalah MokssitMokssit, Abdalah

Abdalah Mokssit is the Secretary of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). He has a long experience with the IPCC and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). He is a former Vice-Chair of IPCC Working Group I, which deals with the physical science basis of climate change. He is also a former Third Vice-President of the World Meteorological Congress of WMO and was member of several WMO commissions including the Commission on Climatology and the Commission for Basic Systems. Abdalah Mokssit, born in Azrou, Morocco in 1961, obtained his Masters Degree in Mathematics from the University of Rabat in 1983, his graduate degree in Meteorology from the National School of Meteorology of Toulouse, Météo-France in 1985 and second graduate degree in Telematics and Information Systems from SUPELEC in France in 1987. He also has a diploma of High Management Course of the Ministry of the Public Works of Morocco. Abdalah Mokssit has an extensive experience in strategic management. In July 1987, he joined the Centre of Studies and Information Processing in Morocco and became the Chief of dynamic meteorology service of Morocco in 1991. In July 1992, he became the Head of a Division in the National Centre for Climate and Meteorological Research (CNCRM) in Morocco and in January 2005 was appointed as the Deputy Director of the National Meteorological Department of Morocco and Head of the CNCRM. In February 2009, Abdalah Mokssit was appointed as the Director of the National Meteorological Department of Morocco. At the National Meteorological Service of Morocco, he has focused on upgrading forecasting, from nowcasting to long-range forecasting; improving warning and crisis management for extreme events; and generating regional models of climate change scenarios, climate change sector impact studies and services for end users. In May 1996, His Majesty, the late King Hassan II of Morocco awarded the «National Order of Merit, Excellent Class» to Abdalah Mokssit for his contribution to the modernization of the National Meteorology. He was also awarded the medals “Chevalier” and “Commandeur” personally by His Majesty King Mohamed VI. Abdalah Mokksit has been active in international cooperation with regional and international centres such as the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, the African. Centre of Meteorological Applications for Development (ACMAD) and the ALADIN, a European group of countries working on numerical weather prediction. Abdalah Mokksit has received the medal Le Verrier in recognition of his work achieved on expanding the use of the PERIDOT model to North Africa and Eastern Europe and the initiation of the international project ALADIN.

Hans-Otto PörtnerPörtner, Hans-Otto

Hans-O. Pörtner is the Co-Chair of the IPCC Working Group II. He studied at Münster and Düsseldorf Universities where he received his PhD and habilitated in Animal Physiology. As a Research and then Heisenberg Fellow of the German Research Council he worked at Dalhousie and Acadia Universities, Nova Scotia, Canada and at the Lovelace Medical Foundation, Albuquerque, NM. Currently he is Professor and Head of the Department of Integrative Ecophysiology at the Alfred Wegener Institute for Marine and Polar Research, Bremerhaven, Germany. Until the end of 2014 he served as a Coordinating Lead Author of IPCC WGII AR5, chapter 6, Ocean Systems and as a member of the author teams for the WGII Summary for Policymakers and Technical Summary, as well as a member of the Core Writing Team for the IPCC AR5 Synthesis Report. In October 2015 he was elected Co-Chair of Working Group II of the IPCC.

Yousef S. AlhafedhS. Alhafedh, Yousef

Dr. Yousef S. Al-Hafedh is a Research Professor and the Director of the National Center of Wildlife Research at King Abdulaziz City for Science & Technology in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He received his master degree from the Mississippi state University (USA) and PhD degree from the University of Guelph (Canada) in Fish Genetics. Dr. Al-Hafedh’s areas of research interest are recirculating aquaculture, aquaponics, integrated marine aquaculture, fish genetics and breeding, biosafety and biodiversity, wildlife conservation and DNA barcoding. He served as an advisor to the President of Saudi Wildlife Authority and as Chairman of the National Biosafety Committee as well as the National committee on Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit Sharing (ABS). He was acting as Vice Chair and member of the Multidisciplinary Expert Panel (MEP) in the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). Member of the experts group on task of capacity building, IPBES. Member of the experts group for regional assessment of biodiversity and ecosystem services in Asia Pacific. He is board member of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).Elected Bureau member of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA) to represent Asia at the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) under the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). Dr. Al-Hafedh was acting as a member of the Compliance Committee under the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety and has attended a number of scientific conferences and meetings as a Saudi delegate including UNEP sponsored CBD and other biosafety and biodiversity meetings. He also served in many international and national scientific and technical committees. Member of Steering Committee at the Mission Innovation accelerating the clean energy technology. Co-lead in the Analysis and Joint Research at Mission Innovation accelerating the clean energy technology

Jim SkeaSkea, Jim

Dr Jim Skea is a Co-Chair of Working Group III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) for the Sixth Assessment cycle. He has research interests in energy, climate change and technological innovation. He holds a Research Council Established Career Fellowship and is a Professor of Sustainable Energy at Imperial College. He was Research Director of the UK Energy Research Centre 2004-12 and Director of the Policy Studies Institute 1998-2004. He has operated at the interface between research, policy-making and business throughout his career. He is immediate past-President of the UK Energy Institute and a member of the UK Committee on Climate Change. He was awarded a CBE for services to sustainable energy in 2013 and an OBE for services to sustainable transport in 2004.

Youba SokonaSokona, Youba

Youba Sokona was elected Vice-Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in October 2015. Prior to this, Youba Sokona was Co-Chair of IPCC Working Group III on the mitigation of climate change for the Fifth Assessment Report after serving as a Lead Author since 1990. Youba Sokona is currently the Special Advisor for Sustainable Development at the South Centre. With over 35 years of experience addressing energy, environment and sustainable development in Africa, Youba Sokona is a well-known, leading global figure. In addition to these achievements, Youba Sokona has a proven track record of organisational leadership and management, for example as Coordinator of the African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC) and as Executive Secretary of the Sahara and the Sahel Observatory (OSS). Youba Sokona’s advice is highly sought after, and as such, he is affiliated with numerous boards and organisations, including as a Member of the Board for the Institute of Development Studies, Honorary Professor at the University College London (UCL), and as a Special Advisor to the African Energy Leaders Group. In short, Youba Sokona is a global figure, with deep technical knowledge, extensive policy experience and an unreserved personal commitment to African led development.

Taha ZATARIZATARI, Taha

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