COP 18

The IPCC held 2 side events on Wednesday 28 November 2012 during the 18th Conference of the Parties meeting in Doha, Qatar. The first one was on "Climate change and disaster risk management" and the second one on "Renewable energy and climate change mitigation".

Climate change and disaster risk management

Drawing on the IPCC's Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation (SREX), this event examined the implications of climate-related disasters for society and sustainable development. [Full Programme]

13.15-13.20Introduction - Rajendra K. Pachauri, IPCC Chairman
13.20-13.35SREX overview (video)
 Chris Field, Co-Chair, IPCC Working Group II
 Maarten van Aalst Lead Author, IPCC SREX Report
13.55-14.05Bringing the message of the report to end-users
 Øyvind Christophersen, Climate and Pollution Agency, Norway
14.05-14.45Panel discussion moderated by Ms Renate Christ, Secretary of the IPCC

Renewable energy and climate change mitigation

Drawing on the IPCC's Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation (SRREN), published in 2011, this event looked at the implications of the use of renewable energy for different groups of countries, both consumers and producers. [Full Programme]

 Jean-Pascal van Ypersele, IPCC Vice-Chair
18.45-18.55Sustainable development
 John Christensen, Lead Author IPCC SRREN Report
18.55-19.05Costs and potential
 Ilkka Savolainen, Lead Author, IPCC SRREN Report
19.05-20.00Panel discussion moderated by: Ms Renate Christ, Secretary of the IPCC
Renewable Energy and Climate Change Mitigation: Introductory remarks delivered during the panel discussion by the Hugo Lucas, Director of Policy Advisory Services and Capacity Building, International Renewable Energy Agency IRENA

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