The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is currently completing its Sixth Assessment (AR6). The first part, the Working Group I report, will be live on Aug. 9. It explores the physical science underpinning past, present and future climate change, with a new focus on providing regional data. The report will have major implications for policy across the globe, as nations will use it to negotiate at COP26 this November. How can journalists effectively cover its findings for their communities?
In this webinar, IPCC experts will explore the following subjects and take questions:
-What is the significance of the Working Group I report, and why is it important for journalists to cover it?
-What are the key highlights and findings in the WGI report?
-What is different about this year’s report, including IPCC’s new focus on regional data? What are the implications of this new direction?
-What should journalists know about the report’s contents that will be relevant for their audiences across the world?
This webinar is jointly hosted by Internews’ Earth Journalism Network and the UN Foundation.
-Youba Sokona – Vice-Chair, IPCC and Special Advisor for Sustainable Development, South Centre
-Carolina Vera - Vice-Chair, IPCC Working Group I and Director of the Argentinian-French Institute for Climate Studies and its Science
-Swapna Panickal - Lead Author, Working Group I Report Chapter 4 and Scientist at the Indian Institute for Tropical Meteorology
-James Fahn – Executive Director, Earth Journalism Network