UNGA Climate Week and SROCC Release


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Cryosphere Impact:

Findings from the IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate

Wednesday 25 September, 5:00-6:30PM
The Explorers’ Club, 46 East 70th Street, New York, NY 20021

This event aims to engage leaders and decision makers on the results of the IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC), to be released in Monaco earlier in the day on September 25.

The gathering aims to highlight the main cryosphere findings of the IPCC Special Report; help leaders and the general public to better understand the severity of the expected consequences of changes in the cryosphere; and explore the implications of these findings for greater climate ambition, especially as it relates to enhancement of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and actions by other stakeholders.  Invitees include representatives from UN Missions as well as science, policy, foreign policy, development, civil society and journalists.

Moderator: Dr. Phil Duffy, Director, Woods Hole Research Center


● The Rt. Hon. Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Prime Minister of Iceland


● Dr. Michael Oppenheimer, IPCC Coordinating Lead Author, Sea-level Rise

● Dr. Robert DeConto , IPCC Lead Author, Polar Regions
● Dr. Ben Orlove, IPCC Lead Author, Mountain Regions
● Dr. Susan Natali, Woods Hole Research Center, Permafrost


● Mr. Julio Cordano, Deputy Lead Negotiator for Climate, Chile and COP-25 Presidency

Organized by the UN Foundation, Woods Hole Research Center, the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) and International Cryosphere Climate Initiative (ICCI)