Wednesday, 8 February 2017
For several years Dr Inga Smith has been one of the international experts helping the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and late last year she accepted a more challenging new role. Inga is one of only two delegates from New Zealand at the IPCC, along with Prof Bruce Glavovic (Massey).
In December the IPCC held a Scoping meeting in Monaco to discuss and provide a Special Report on Oceans, the Cryosphere and Climate in preparation for the sixth assessment cycle of IPCC which develop periodic scientific assessments on climate change, its impacts and future risks to present their strategies for adaptation and mitigation to policymakers. The meeting brought together participants from over 40 countries. The four-day meeting is hosted by the Foundation Prince Albert II de Monaco and the Government Monaco.