IPCC Awards Nine Scholarships for 2011-2012

7 October 2011: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has announced that nine students and researchers from developing countries have been awarded scholarships for postgraduate studies or research on climate science for 2011-2012.

The awards cover five themes: the underlying science of climate change; impacts of climate change on aquatic ecosystems, water availability, health and agriculture; climate-related disaster management; climate modeling and assessment of the impacts of climate change; and adaptation and mitigation options for different sectors and assessment of socioeconomic implications.

The students are from Madagascar, Mozambique, Nepal, Burkina Faso, Benin, Uganda, Ethiopia, Bangladesh and Tanzania. Seven of the students received awards in collaboration with the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation Young Researchers Scholarships Initiative.

The IPCC Scholarship Programme was established with funds received from the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize award to the IPCC. The goal of the programme is to provide new opportunities to young people in developing countries to study and contribute to the field of climate change. The programme focuses on developing capacity in Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and small island developing States (SIDS). [IPCC Press Release]