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Climate Action in Small Countries and Regions


IPCC and ClimateXChange panel event.

In early April global experts are meeting in Edinburgh as part of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) work on reducing the rate of climate change.

To coincide the IPCC and ClimateXChange - Scotland's centre for expertise on climate change, based at ECCI - invite you to join them for ‘Climate Action in Small Countries and Regions’ - an evening panel discussion with some of those at the forefront of efforts to tackle climate change at a city, region and country level from across the world.

The event will be chaired by Professor Dave Reay, Chair in Carbon Management & Education at the University of Edinburgh and ClimateXChange Principal Investigator, and Professor Jim Skea, Co-Chair of Working Group III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The panel will comprise:

  • Leon Clarke, Leader, Integrated Human Earth Systems Science program, University of Maryland/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), “Climate action in US states and cities”
  • Minal Pathak, Senior Scientist, IPCC WG III Technical Support Unit, University of Ahmedabad, “Climate action in Gujurat”
  • Shuaib Lwasa, Associate Professor, Makerere University/World Resource Institute, “Climate action in Kampala”
  • Manfred Fischdick, Vice President, Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, “Climate action in North-Rhine Westphalia”
  • Katherine White, Head of International, Strategy and Projects Unit, Decarbonisation Division, Scottish Government, “Climate action in Scotland and the importance of International collaboration”
  • Catriona Patterson, Chair, 2050 Climate Group, "Engaging, educating and empowering future leaders to take action on climate change"