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1 COP22 SCARevent31 October 2016:

We are pleased to invite you to a discussion about “Urgencies in Fundamental Climate Research following the Paris Agreement”, organized at COP22 in Marrakesh by ICSU with SCAR, IAI, WCRP, and IPCC Working Group I. The event will take place on November 7th 2016 at 15:00-16:30 in the Mediterranean Room, in the Bab Ighli Blue Zone, COP22, Marrakesh - and will also be livestreamed on Youtube here:
Description: Science was fundamental in building understanding and raising awareness of the global climate change challenges that led to the adoption of the Paris Agreement. That Agreement, with its goal of limiting warming to 2oC, including an effort to pursue 1.5oC, will enter into force on 4 November 2016. Several key questions now confront science and society as we move forward. On November 7th, join us for a dialogue among scientists, delegates and research agencies. A group of eminent scientists convened by the International Council for Science (ICSU), the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI), the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group I will address fundamental questions facing climate researchers. Rapid progress on these challenging issues will inform upcoming assessments, provide
a basis for future stock-taking and scientific and political action.

Co-Chairs: David Carlson (Director of WCRP) and Valérie Masson-Delmotte (Co-chair of IPCC Working Group I, Tinker-Muse Prize Recipient)


  • Wilfran Moufouma-Okia, the Republic of the Congo, IPCC WGI TSU
  • Fatima Driouech, Morocco, National Climate Centre
  • Maria Uhle, USA, National Science Foundation
  • Erica Key, France, The Belmont Forum
  • Jochem Marotzke, Germany, Max Planck Institute for Meteorology
  • Arturo Sanchez-Azofeifa, Canada, University of Alberta/IAI
  • Sophie Nowicki, USA, NASA
  • Irene Schloss, Argentina, Instituto Antártico Argentino - Representing SCAR

Please let us know if you are planning to attend the COP22 meeting, and if you are organizing any events, we would be happy to help disseminate the information.  For any questions, please contact Katsia Paulavets (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

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