February 27, 2014 Launch of the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report in Stockholm, 23-28 September 2013

 

From 23 – 27 September 2013, viagra Stockholm hosted the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group I to release the Summary for Policymakers of the first part of the IPCC´s Fifth Assessment Report, Climate Change 2013: the Physical Science Basis. This is not just any report. Past reports from the IPCC have received considerable attention and have been the basis for many political discussions.

During the last week of September, several seminars and workshops on the theme of Climate Change were therefore held in Stockholm. SSEESS and the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences were involved in some of these events.

In honor of Bert Bolin, the first chairman of IPCC

After the official press release on 27 September 2013, the IPCC Working Group I presented a summary of its report at the symposium “Climate Change: Bert Bolin and Beyond”. The symposium was held in honor of Professor Bert Bolin, the first chairman of IPCC, and took place at the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences (KVA). Lena Ek, Minister of the Environment, and Rajendra Pachauri, Chairman of the IPCC, were two of the speakers during the symposium.

Engaging the public with Climate Change

On 28 September 2013, the general public could get involved in the event “Climate Change – the State of Science”, which SSEESS had organised together with IPCC, the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences, the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP), the Nobel Museum, and the Stockholm Environment Institute. Formas and UN Foundation were the sponsors.

“Climate Change – the State of Science” has been the first event of its kind where IPCC presents their findings directly to the public. A full auditorium of nearly five hundred people and ten times more followers on the public media show how well the public got engaged through such an event. Beside talks by Hans Rosling and Thomas Stocker, Stockholm’s Science Center Tom Tits Experiment presented some of their popular science experiments. Among other things, they showed how infrared cameras scan heat radiation and can consequently make a valuable contribution to scientific research. The event finished with a panel of experts answering questions from the audience.

 

Please find below more information about the two events

 Symposium “Climate Change: Bert Bolin and Beyond” (27 September 2013)

  • Thomas Stocker, Co-Chair of IPCC’s Working Group I, presented the highlights of the IPCC report. You can watch his full speech on KVATV.se.
  • You can also watch the talk by Lena Ek, Minister of the Environment, on KVATV.se

The public event “Climate Change – the state of science” (28 September 2013)

  • Hans Rosling, professor at Stockholm’s Karolinksa Institute, gave a talk about the sea level rise as a result of climate change and how this affects developing countries such as Bangladesh. He also highlighted the importance of developing countries investing in renewable energy sources. You can watch his presentation on the IGBP youtube channel.
  • Thomas Stocker, Co-Chair of IPCC’s Working Group I, presented the main messages of the IPCC report to the general public. You can watch his presentation on the IGBP youtube channel.