Climate Change Conference: science, responses and research needs

A conference to reflect on the implications of the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report for the UK and urgent policy and research needs.

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The Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) delivers the starkest warning yet on the risks of climate change. Join ISC Member, the Royal Society (United Kingdom) as they bring together leading scientists, policy-makers and industry representatives to discuss the findings and implications of the latest IPCC AR6 reports during this online conference.

What is the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report?

The IPCC Sixth Assessment Report provides the most comprehensive analyses of the latest climate science, impacts and vulnerabilities related to climate change. It highlights that immediate, rapid and large-scale reductions in greenhouse gas emissions are needed, alongside urgent actions to mitigate and adapt to climate change. IPCC reports underpin major international climate agreements, including the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement.

The three Working Groups of the IPCC present the latest knowledge on:

  • The physical science of climate change 
  • Climate change impacts, adaptation and vulnerability 
  • Mitigation of climate change: methods of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and removing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere

Working Group I reported on the most up-to-date physical science knowledge on climate change in August 2021. It highlighted that climate change is widespread, rapid and intensifying. Working Group II will publish a report on impacts, adaptation and vulnerabilities at the end of February 2022 and Working Group III will publish a report on climate change mitigation at the beginning of April 2022. 

Structure of the Conference

We will hear from IPCC lead authors, working group chairs, and policy and industry professionals as they reflect on the findings of the reports and explore the implications for policy and evidence-based action.

Day 1 will consider the key findings of AR6, outcomes of COP26 and the implications for policy, industry and future IPCC activity. Day 2 will seek to identify the scientific research and collaborations needed to progress our knowledge of climate change and contribute to global climate policy and responses.

Attending this event

  • This event is free to attend and open to all.
  • Both in-person and online attendance will be available. Limited places are available for in-person attendance
  • Advance registration is essential.

The conference will take place at the Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG, and online. 

For enquiries contact the Resilient Futures team.

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