What is the role of small countries and regions in taking climate action?
As international climate experts gathered in Edinburgh at the start of April, the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and ECCI-based ClimateXChange held a 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. ClimateXChange is Scotland’s centre of expertise on climate change, based at ECCI.
The event was chaired by Professor Dave Reay, Chair in Carbon Management & Education at the University of Edinburgh, and Professor Jim Skea, Co-Chair of Working Group III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Experts from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) met in Edinburgh on 1-5 April 2019 to launch their work on the Working Group III contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report. Hosted by the Scottish Government, more than 180 authors from more than 65 countries came together for one week to start preparing a first draft of the report, due to be finalized in July 2021.
Listen to the recording of the event
Hear perspectives from around the world, including the US states taking action autonomously from national level and how the Gujarat and Westphalia regions of India share challenges on reducing the dependency on coal.