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Climate change adaptation & mitigation: key messages from IPCC’s 5th Assessment Report and implications for policy and decision making

6 May 2014, Brussels

The European Commission (Directorate-General for Research & Innovation) is organising this half day event (14:00 - 17:00) which brings together policy makers, key stakeholders from the private sector, civil society representatives, scientists, advisors and high level representatives from the IPCC in order to present the key findings of the IPCC 5th Assessment Report (AR5) on climate change adaptation and mitigation, discuss their implications for policy making and for economic and societal sectors, while identifying challenges and opportunities for the future.

The Commissioner for Research and Innovation, Ms Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, will open the event. High level representatives from the IPCC will provide key note speeches and present the key messages from the AR5 WG II* and WG III** Reports. The opening session will be followed by a Panel discussion. The Panel will include the Commissioner for Climate Action, Ms Connie Hedegaard, the Director-General of the Directorate-General Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO), Mr Claus Sørensen, representatives of the business sector and experts from international organisations.

Venue: Charlemagne Building, 170 rue de la Loi, B-1040 Brussels
(Registration starting at 13:00)

For more information please contact RTD-IPCC-AR5-WG-II-AND-III-OUTREACH-EVENT.
 
*IPCC Working Group II Report (Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability), approved at the 38th Session of the IPCC, in Yokohama, Japan, on 25-29 March 2014.

** IPCC Working Group III Report (Mitigation of Climate Change), approved at the 39th Session of the IPCC in Berlin, Germany, on 7-11 April 2014.

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