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Kulima director nominated to IPCC Fifth Assessment Report Technical Summary writing team

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 leaves for Japan for IPCC Lead Authors Meeting

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.