Dr Katharine Vincent is currently in Bled, Slovenia, for the 4th 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. She is also a lead author for the technical summary, and will be leading a discussion group on this in Bled. Ms Tracy Cull is serving as a contributing author on chapter 9 – rural areas. The Fifth Assessment Report will be forthcoming in 2014.