Joint press release EC/WCRP/WMO/UNEP - On the frontiers of climate change science, researchers build on global scenarios to determine regional climate impacts, vulnerabilities and risks

Joint press release EC/WCRP/WMO/UNEP - On the frontiers of climate change science, researchers build on global scenarios to determine regional climate impacts, vulnerabilities and risks

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31 October 2013

Brussels, 31 October 2013 – Leading scientists from around the world are meeting in Brussels from 4 to 7 November to set the agenda for scientific research into regional climate change. This research is being conducted through the Coordinated Regional Climate Downscaling Experiment (CORDEX).                                                            The conference is co-sponsored by the European Commission (EC), the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), and the WMO/UNEP Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).On Monday, 4 November, a high-level session and stakeholder dialogue will feature addresses by EC Commissioner for Climate Action Connie Hedegaard, WMO Secretary-General Michel Jarraud, and IPCC Working Group 1 Co-Chairs Thomas Stocker and Dahe Qin.The conference follows the recent adoption by governments of the IPCC’s assessment of the most up-to-date, peer-reviewed literature on climate science. The IPCC’s report on “The Physical Science Basis” confirms that it is extremely likely (95-100% probability) that most of the global warming since 1950 has been due to human influence. However, scientists are less confident about the precise effects of climate change at the national and regional scales. >> More  

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