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IPCC AR6 – a Q&A with scientists from Working Group 3

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has published the Working Group 3 part of its Sixth Assessment Report on Monday 4 April.  The contribution of WG3 covers mitigation of climate change.

This event was a Q&A with eight of the scientists who contributed to the report.  There were no lengthy presentations – the purpose of this was to answer any questions journalists had after having seen the report.


Panellists included:

Prof Michael Grubb, Professor of Energy and Climate Change at UCL; and coordinating lead author of Chapter 1 (Introduction and Framing)

Prof Jan Christoph Minx, Head of Applied Sustainability Science at the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change, Berlin; Professor for Climate Change and Public Policy, University of Leeds; and coordinating lead author of Chapter 2 (Emissions trends and drivers)

Prof Julia Steinberger, Faculty of Geosciences and the Environment at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland; and lead author of Chapter 3 (Mitigation pathways compatible with long-term goals)

Prof Patrick Devine-Wright, Professor in Human Geography at Exeter University; and lead author of Chapter 5 (Demand, services and social aspects of mitigation)

Prof Goran Strbac, Professor of Electrical Energy Systems at Imperial College, London; and lead author of Chapter 6 (Energy systems)

Dr Jo House, Reader in Environmental Science and Policy at the University of Bristol; and lead author of Chapter 7 (Agriculture, Forestry, and Other Land Uses)

Prof Pete Smith, Professor of Soils & Global Change at the University of Aberdeen; and lead author of Chapter 12 (Cross sectoral perspectives)

Prof Catherine Mitchell, Professor of Energy Policy at Exeter University; and coordinating lead author of Chapter 13 (National and sub-national policies and institutions)


This Briefing was accompanied by an SMC Briefing.

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