Panel session 8 – The IPCC: after the Fifth Assessment, what next?

The Intergovernmental panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is in the process of concluding its Fifth Assessment, with the approval meeting for the last component – the Synthesis Report – due to take place this month. It is therefore a good time to pause and reflect on past achievements and to consider the future. What is the role of the IPCC in the fluctuating landscape of international climate change negotiations? Has the process to produce reports become too complex and too long drawn out? Are the Assessment Reports fit for purpose? This Panel brings together three senior authors from the Fifth Assessment to discuss these issues and to give their personal views on the future of the IPCC.
Chair: Jean Palutikof (NCCARF)
Deputy Director (International) of the New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre.
Andy Reisinger
New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre, New Zealand
Professor, Department of Resource Management and Geography at Melbourne University
Jon Barnett
University of Melbourne, Australia
Professorial Research Fellow at the Centre for Strategic Economic Studies (CSES) at Victoria University
Roger Jones
Victoria University, Australia