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EVENT REPORT: The IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report: What it means for a stronger, more inclusive India

On 6th August 2014, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) launched its Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) in India, at an outreach event on “The IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report – what it means for a stronger, more inclusive India” with a view to communicate the report’s findings effectively to India’s public and decision makers. The event focused on the implications of the AR5 findings for India and South Asia in order to increase the accessibility of the report and promote discussion and connections between diverse stakeholders.

This event formed one of a series of outreach events taking place in Africa and Asia in the second half of 2014, to present the AR5. In the context of the release of the AR5, CDKN produced What’s in it for South Asia, a summary of the AR5 specific for South Asia, as well as media toolkits for journalists as well as trainings and briefings for them so that they can appropriately report on the findings.

The event was organised by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in co-operation with the IPCC and CDKN, and in partnership with the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India and the TERI-Business Council for Sustainable Development. IPCC authors from the three working groups presented an overview of the report with an emphasis on special topics of interest to the region. An afternoon Hard Talk session on “How should India respond to IPCC’s findings” featured leading practitioners, academics, and policy makers.

Read the full event report here: The IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report: What it means for a stronger, more inclusive India.


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