CPR and TERI present: What are Countries doing to Mitigate Climate Change? A Discussion with IPCC Authors

CPR and TERI present: What are Countries doing to Mitigate Climate Change? A Discussion with IPCC Authors
Tuesday, 1 October 2019 Add to Calendar 2019-10-01 18:30:00 2019-10-01 20:00:00 Asia/Kolkata CPR and TERI present: What are Countries doing to Mitigate Climate Change? A Discussion with IPCC Authors A discussion on climate action with authors of the upcoming 6th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) In early October, global experts will meet in New Delhi as part of a meeting of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). It will be the second Lead Author Meeting for Working Group III (Mitigation of Climate Change) in the sixth assessment cycle of the IPCC, and authors will be coming together to assess global progress toward reducing the rate of climate change. To coincide with the Lead Author Meeting, the Centre for Policy Research (CPR) and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), two leading New Delhi-based research organisations, invite you to join them in a discussion on “What are Countries Doing to Address Climate Change?” The discussion will provide an opportunity to hear from experts from major regions of the world on climate policy debates and actions. A Q&A after the event will allow guests to submit their own questions to the panel. The event will be followed by an informal dinner where guests will have the opportunity to network with IPCC authors, TERI and CPR researchers and other attendees.  Please RSVP by registering on eventbrite. Speakers Fei Teng – Associate Professor and Deputy Director, Institute of Energy, Environment and Economy, Tsinghua University, China Harald Winkler – Professor, University of Cape Town, South Africa Heleen de Coninck – Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Radboud University, The Netherlands Karen Seto – Frederick C Hixon Professor of Geography and Urbanisation Science, Yale University, USA Roberto Schaeffer – Professor, Energy Economics, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Moderators Navroz K Dubash – Professor, Centre for Policy Research, India Ritu Mathur – Senior Fellow, The Energy and Resources Institute, India Closing remarks by Jim Skea, Co-Chair, IPCC Working Group III. Speaker Biographies Fei Teng is Associate Professor and Deputy Director at the Institute of Energy, Environment, and Economy, Tsinghua University, and Lead Author (Chapter 17) for The Working Group III contribution to the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report. His research interests include energy and climate policy analysis using modeling tools, and the international climate regime. Harald Winkler is Professor, University of Cape Town, and Coordinating Lead Author (Chapter ... India Habitat Centre
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Discussion

A discussion on climate action with authors of the upcoming 6th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

In early October, global experts will meet in New Delhi as part of a meeting of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). It will be the second Lead Author Meeting for Working Group III (Mitigation of Climate Change) in the sixth assessment cycle of the IPCC, and authors will be coming together to assess global progress toward reducing the rate of climate change.

To coincide with the Lead Author Meeting, the Centre for Policy Research (CPR) and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), two leading New Delhi-based research organisations, invite you to join them in a discussion on “What are Countries Doing to Address Climate Change?” The discussion will provide an opportunity to hear from experts from major regions of the world on climate policy debates and actions. A Q&A after the event will allow guests to submit their own questions to the panel. The event will be followed by an informal dinner where guests will have the opportunity to network with IPCC authors, TERI and CPR researchers and other attendees. 

Please RSVP by registering on eventbrite.

Speakers

  • Fei Teng – Associate Professor and Deputy Director, Institute of Energy, Environment and Economy, Tsinghua University, China
  • Harald Winkler – Professor, University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Heleen de Coninck – Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Radboud University, The Netherlands
  • Karen Seto – Frederick C Hixon Professor of Geography and Urbanisation Science, Yale University, USA
  • Roberto Schaeffer – Professor, Energy Economics, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Moderators

  • Navroz K Dubash – Professor, Centre for Policy Research, India
  • Ritu Mathur – Senior Fellow, The Energy and Resources Institute, India

Closing remarks by Jim Skea, Co-Chair, IPCC Working Group III.

Speaker Biographies

Fei Teng is Associate Professor and Deputy Director at the Institute of Energy, Environment, and Economy, Tsinghua University, and Lead Author (Chapter 17) for The Working Group III contribution to the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report. His research interests include energy and climate policy analysis using modeling tools, and the international climate regime.

Harald Winkler is Professor, University of Cape Town, and Coordinating Lead Author (Chapter 4) for The Working Group III contribution to the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report.

Heleen de Coninck is Associate Professor in innovation studies at the Environmental Science department at Radboud University, and Lead Author (Chapter 16) for The Working Group III contribution to the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report. Her research interests are international climate policy, energy technology and innovation. Before joining Radboud University, she worked for over 10 years at the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN). She was one of the Coordinating Lead Authors of the IPCC Special Report on limiting warming to 1.5°C, which was published in 2018.

Karen Seto is the Frederick C. Hixon Professor of Geography and Urbanisation Science at Yale University, and Coordinating Lead Author (Chapter 8) for The Working Group III contribution to the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report. She is one of the world's leading experts on contemporary urbanization and global change. Her research has generated insights on the links between urbanization and land use, food systems, biodiversity, and climate change.

Roberto Schaeffer is Professor in Energy Economics at Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, and Coordinating Lead Author (Chapter 3) for The Working Group III contribution to the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report. Dr. Schaeffer's main area of competence is in integrated assessment of climate change and coupled energy-economy climate modelling. In 2007, Dr. Schaeffer was a co-recipient, with a number of scientists, of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for research contributions to the IPCC.

Moderators

Navroz K Dubash – Professor, Centre for Policy Research, and Coordinating Lead Author (Chapter 13) for The Working Group III contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report. He is the editor of the forthcoming book, India in a Warming World: Integrating Climate Change and Development (Oxford University Press). 

Ritu Mathur – Senior Fellow, The Energy and Resources Institute, and Lead Author (Chapter 4) for The Working Group III contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report. She heads the Centre for Integrated Assessment and Modeling at TERI, and her research focuses on examining and addressing the multiple connections between climate change, energy security and sustainable development.