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A Workshop of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), co-sponsored by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), with support from Swiss government

IPCC AR5: lessons learnt for climate change research and WCRP

Hosted by International Space Science Institute, Bern (Switzerland), 8-10 September 2014

(attendance by invitation only)


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WCRP is one of the main contributors to climate research assessed by WGI and for certain aspects by WGII. It is therefore essential for WCRP to take stock of key scientific issues identified in the course of the IPCC's Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) and to review WCRP's future research plans in this context. The purpose of this workshop is to learn from the relevant authors of the IPCC AR5 and its findings to help guide future strategies for climate change research. A similar workshop was organized jointly by WCRP, GCOS and IGBP in 2007 (see the corresponding meeting report).

A Scientific Steering Committee has been established to prepare the program of the workshop. The structure of the workshop should stimulate the exchange of ideas between WCRP-affiliated scientists involved in climate change research coordination and IPCC authors.