Carleton’s Stephan Gruber Helps Lead UN Special Report on Climate Change

Carleton University’s Stephan Gruber, professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies and Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Climate Change Impacts/Adaptation in Northern Canada, was named one of six Canadian scientists to help lead the next the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC).

Gruber will be working on the section of the report covering high mountain areas.

In 1988, the World Meteorological Organization and the United Nations established the IPCC to provide regular assessments relating to climate change to policymakers.

“These assessment reports distil down what we know globally about climate change,” said Gruber. “It is a rigorous writing and peer review process that ensures highest quality. The author teams are balanced to reflect a diversity of countries, genders and scientific disciplines. This is one of the most elaborate pieces of scientific collaboration that is done globally.”

The lead authors are scheduled to meet in Fiji at the beginning of October to begin planning and writing. The final report is due in September 2019.

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