Scientific Congress to Update the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report

February 2009: An international scientific congress titled “Climate Change: Global Risks, Challenges and Decisions,” organized by the International Alliance of Research Universities, will take place on 10-12 March 2009 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The congress will be hosted by the University of Copenhagen.

The main aim of the congress is to provide a synthesis of existing and emerging scientific knowledge necessary to make societal decisions concerning application of mitigation and adaptation strategies in response to climate change.

The congress will provide a summary of existing scientific knowledge two years after the Fourth Assessment Report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was released. The congress takes place in the run-up to the UNFCCC conference in Copenhagen in December 2009. All findings will be compiled in a book, and an executive summary with the main findings will be handed over to policy makers at the conference. [WMO Related Meetings] [Congress Webpage]