IPCC report - climate impacts and adaptation

Webinar - if you are a journalist seeking to join, please email kathy.grenville@eciu.net to register


The panel

  • Professor Dr Camilla Toulmin, Senior Fellow, International Institute for Environment & Development (IIED) and Professor at Lancaster University Environment Centre.
  • Professor Dr Kate Jones, Chair of Ecology & Biodiversity, University College London (UCL), and expert adviser on adaptation to UK Climate Change Committee.
  • Professor Sir Michael Marmot, Director, UCL Institute of Health Equity and Professor of Epidemiology & Public Health at UCL.
  • ProfessorEmily Shuckburgh, Director of Cambridge Zero at the University of Cambridge (chair).

What will be covered?

Scientists are observing changes in the Earth’s climate in every region and across the whole climate system.This was the conclusion made by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group I report released in August last year.

This month the IPCC finalises and releases the next part of their 6th Assessment Report: The Working Group II report. The report, scheduled for publication on 28 February after a virtual approval session, has been developed by more than 700 authors from around the world over a period of four years and focuses on climate change impacts, adaptation and vulnerability.

This media briefing will cover:

  • The context of the IPCC report, its influence, and views on what impacts and changes the report is likely to highlight.
  • What the impacts mean for poorer, developing nations, particularly in the context of climate finance and adaptation.
  • Discussion on mitigation and adaptation measures; as well as how adaptation can contribute to climate solutions and their hard limits.
  • The health impacts and implications of climate change that the report is likely to find, and the associated inequalities.
  • Expectations of the UK COP26 Presidency in the run-up to COP27 as it works to implement the Glasgow Climate Pact, influence nations to accelerate climate action and keep the Paris Agreement’s 1.5°C target ‘alive’.

For more information

Kathy Grenville, Communications Officer, ECIU, e: kathy.grenville@eciu.net