The World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), which is co-sponsored by the World Meteorological Organization, the International Science Council and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, is holding regional consultations, the ‘World Climate Research Forums’, to discuss climate research priorities, opportunities and challenges in the next decade.
For almost 40 years WCRP has coordinated international climate research to advance our understanding of the climate system and how it is affected by human activities. The decades ahead will bring challenges that can only be addressed through a worldwide coordinated effort, involving co-design and stakeholder engagement conducted by a prepared scientific workforce, to support mitigation strategies and adaptation planning.
As part of WCRP’s commitment to meet these challenges, a series of regionally-based Climate Research Forums are being organized. These Forums will provide a chance to exchange ideas, discuss new activities and opportunities being developed by WCRP, and explore ways in which the WCRP community of scientists, partner programmes, funders, and end-users of climate science can engage. In the longer-term, these discussions will contribute to building “a world that uses sound, relevant, and timely climate science to ensure a more resilient present and sustainable future for humankind” (the WCRP vision).
This Session will be the first WCRP Climate Research Forum worldwide, designed for the Oceania region and focusing on Australia. The Chair and Vice-Chair of WCRP’s Joint Scientific Committee (JSC; the scientific steering body for the WCRP) will describe the new WCRP, followed by a series of short talks from leading Australian climate researchers and stakeholders in the private sector:
-Professor Christian Jakob (Monash University): The future of Earth System Modelling
-Dr Sarah Perkins-Kirkpatrick (University of New South Wales): What has WCRP done for me? A perspective from an early to mid-career researcher
-Dr Nick Wood (Climate Policy Research): To the best of our knowledge: informing the private sector about climate risks and opportunities
-Facilitated Q&A Session
The Session is open to everyone. Note that the time is given in Australian Eastern Daylight Time.