NMBU-researchers contribute to IPCC report

Leading NMBU-researchers have contributed to a new UN report which warns humans are more vulnerable than ever to the effects of climate change.

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The effects of climate change are already occurring in all continents and across the oceans, and the world, for the most part, is ill-prepared for their risks, says a United Nations report issued in Tokyo on Sunday.

The report, Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability, from Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), details the impacts of climate change to date, the future risks from a changing climate, and the opportunities for effective action to reduce risks.

See a summary of the report's findings here.

Associate Professor Siri Eriksen at NMBU's Institute of International Environment and Development Studies (Noragric) is lead author on the sub report's Chapter 13, "Poverty and Livelihood”, about how climate change and possible mitigation of climate change affects poverty and livelihoods.  Dr. Andrei Marin, researcher at Noragric, is a contributing author on the same chapter, with pastoralism as a specialty.

This is the first time that a separate chapter is written in the UN's climate report on poverty and living conditions in connection with adaptation to climate change .

- Climate has profound consequences and can not be separated from society and people's livelihoods. Climate change is more than an environmental issue, it is part of the fundamental development issue both in rich and poor countries, reminded Eriksen us.

Professor Asuncion Lera St. Clair, research director at Cicero and Noragric board member, has been lead author for sub report 2, contributing author on chapter 13 as well as member of the editorial board for the Assessment Report 5.

In addition, Ståle Navrud, professor at NMBU School of Economics and Business, has acted as review editor for the sub report's Chapter 17 «Economics of Adaptation», while Professor Arild Angelsen, from the same department, has contributed to sub report III which will be launched 13 April.  

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Published 2. September 2014 - 9:44 - Updated 23. May 2017 - 19:30