IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), or the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is calling on governments and member organizations to appoint experts to draft a special report on cities and climate change. Nominations can be submitted until November 17, 2023. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is an organization established in 1988. by the UN and the WMO (World Meteorological Organization), which regularly collects data and produces reports on climate change. The next IPCC report will be produced in 2024.
IPCC report on cities and climate change – appointment of experts and scoping of data needed
Designated experts will meet in 2024 to determine the important issues to be addressed related to cities and their impact on climate change, and the scope of data needed to prepare the IPCC report. Specialists with expertise and research in the following extremely detailed areas are needed:
- Biophysics – meteorology and urban climate, energy, urban water resources, air quality, carbon cycle, urban biodiversity, land-atmosphere interactions;
- Economic risk and non-economic risk, economic damage – experts in statistical climatology, climate extremes, urban overheating and heat islands, flooding, air pollution, critical infrastructure, transportation, digital communications, food security, water, public health, supply chains, disaster risk reduction and modeling, vulnerability;
- Sectoral development, response to loss and damage, adaptation to change – experts in urban environments, urban planning, architecture and building materials, urbanization trends, informal settlements, tourism, migration, urban poverty, water management, energy systems, infrastructure, ecosystems and biodiversity, nature- or ecosystem-based solutions, livelihoods and perspectives of urban residents, transportation systems and urban communications, industry and urban agriculture, food production, waste management, environmental psychology, early warning systems;
- Energy and its emissions – experts on urban electricity, its emissions and inventory, energy demand, energy management, power grid layout, renewable energy, carbon dioxide emissions generated from energy production;
- Policy, urban management, public finance, institutions and planning – specialists in urban typologies and institutional decision-making frameworks, urban planning, urban architecture, smart solutions, mitigation/adaptation policies, energy security, water security, insurance, sanitation, conditions conducive to urban climate finance and barriers, normative principles in urban management, education, technology and innovation for sustainable cities, local and national development priorities, climate-resilient development, sustainable development goals, environmental reporting, social and governance reporting;
- Civil society – experts in social cohesion and justice, equality, ethics, gender, intersectionality, science-policy interaction, communication, digital security, indigenous knowledge systems, urban diversity, urban networks, environmental action.
IPCC report on cities and climate change – a very detailed look
The IPCC report on cities and climate change will be prepared in 2024. Its draft will be submitted for approval before the authoring teams, who will already be working on the actual version of the report, are determined. Expert candidates can be submitted by logging into the account available on the ipcc website.
The IPCC report, like all previous reports, will provide broad, scientific information on global climate change and global warming. We have written about this year’s IPCC report in previous issues of Water Matters. The data used in their creation is sourced from numerous researchers and experts from more than 180 countries. The IPCC report is a kind of guidepost for governments and organizations regarding environmental and climate-related policies.