Carlo Carraro re-elected in the IPCC Bureau
Carlo Carraro, Professor and former Rector of Ca’ Foscari University, was re-elected on October 8th in the Bureau of IPCC, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change established by the United Nations, during IPCC’s 42nd session in Dubrovnik, Croatia.
Prof. Carraro was elected by the general assembly, which included delegates from 140 countries. In addition, he was also re-elected as Vice Chair of Working Group III, one of the three working groups carrying out IPCC's many activities.
The new Bureau consists of 34 members, drawn from all six of the IPCC’s regions. Its purpose is to provide guidance to the IPCC’s Panel on the scientific and technical aspects of its work, to advise on related management and strategic issues, and to take decisions on specific issues within its mandate, in accordance with the Principles Governing IPCC Work.
The new IPCC Bureau will focus on IPCC's Sixth Assessment Report on climate changes, whose publication is planned in the next 5/7 years. The Assessment Report provides a clear and up to date view of the current state of scientific knowledge relevant to climate change, and is a fundamental tool for political deciders.
Prof. Carraro has recently co-authored an article in the journal Science on the future of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: “The IPCC at a Crossroads: Opportunities for Reform“. The article focuses on new approaches to improving the process by which research on climate change is assessed with a focus on the social sciences.