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.
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.