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Workshops on practitioner-based evidence in IPCC reports


Partner Event to be held on 5 June -09 June 2015, 11:30 to 14:30
Mott MacDonald Limited, 10 Fleet Place, London EC4M 7RB

The ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP) Climate Policy Innovation Fund has been running a small research project looking at how incorporating practitioner-based evidence in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports could benefit climate related decision making.


The gathering of evidence for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group 2 report on Impacts and Adaptation is an exercise conducted primarily by the scientific and political communities, and does not fully take into account the needs, and the role, of the experts working on the ground. In order for the reports to be fully utilized in practice, the role and value of incorporating more practitioner-based evidence requires careful consideration.

These workshops, supported by Mott MacDonald, broughttogether key individuals to help assess and map out how practitioner-based evidence could be better incorporated in the IPCC Working Group process.

This formed part of research led by Dr Candice Howarth of the Global Sustainability Institute (Anglia Ruskin University) and funded by the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP) Climate Policy Innovation Fund.


The workshops addressed the following broad topics:

1. What are the challenges and opportunities from incorporating practitioner-based evidence in IPCC work/process?

2. What are the challenges and opportunities of adopting a co-production process between practitioner, academic and policy communities to facilitate this?

3. How can the role of those involved in this process ensure better communication and use of the IPCC work?


The results of the research will be used to produce a Policy Brief and an academic publication. Participants’ input will be made anonymous and their name will not be associated with any of the quotations. A copy of the draft report will be circulated prior to publication if requested.

If you would like to find out more, please email Candice Howarth,

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