Dr Katharine Vincent is currently in Buenos Aires, Argentina, for the 3rd Lead Authors Meeting of IPCC Working Group 2 on Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation. Katharine is serving as a lead author on chapter 9 – rural areas, and a contributing author on chapter 22 – Africa. Ms Tracy Cull is serving as a contributing author on chapter 9 – rural areas. The Fifth Assessment Report will be forthcoming in 2014.
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The IPCC Scholarship Programme has announced a call for applications for its second round. The aim of the IPCC Scholarship Programme is to build capacity in the understanding and management of climate change in developing countries through providing opportunities for young scientists from developing countries to undertake studies that would not be possible without the intervention of the Fund. Applications from students from Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) researching topics with the fields of study chosen for the call (socio-economic modelling related to climate change, underlying science of climate change, climate change and water) for applications are given priority. Applications for the 2013-2014 academic year are due by 30 September, and should be submitted online.
Dr Katharine Vincent has been nominated to act as a Lead Author for the Technical Summary of Working Group 2 (Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation) of the forthcoming IPCC Fifth Assessment Report. The Technical Summary distills key messages from all the chapters into a short document that is accessible to a wide range of users. The drafting process will begin shortly, and authors will next meet at the 3rd Lead Authors Meeting for WG2 in Buenos Aires in October. Katharine is a Lead Author on the Rural Areas chapter, and a Contributing Author to the Africa chapter.
CDKN launches “Managing Climate Extremes and Disasters: Lessons from the IPCC SREX Report” with comments from Kulima
In honour of the recent release of the IPCC’s Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation (SREX), the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) has launched a series of reports, “Managing Climate Extremes and Disasters: Lessons from the IPCC SREX Report” covering each of the Asia, Africa and Latin American and Caribbean regions. Dr Katharine Vincent provided comments on the draft of the Africa report, which aims to pull out state-of-the-art knowledge about current and future impacts of climate extremes, and options for dealing with them, for the benefit of policy-makers, media, businesses and civil society stakeholders.
Dr Katharine Vincent has just left for Tsukuba, Japan, where she will participate in the first Lead Authors Meeting of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Working Group Two for the forthcoming Fifth Assessment Report. Katharine is a lead author on chapter 9 (rural areas). This will be the second time she has contributed to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: in the Fourth Assessment Report she was a contributing author to chapter 9 (Africa) and chapter 17 (Adaptation) of Working Group Two.