Tue. Jun 25th, 2024
Framing the Special Report on Cities and Climate Change: Exploring Climate Science, Policy, Fiction, and Narrative

On April 16, a group of scientists, academics and various experts will gather in Riga, Latvia for the scoping meeting of the Special Report on Climate Change and Cities. This report will be part of the Seventh Assessment Report (AR7) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The purpose of this meeting is to establish the structure, focus and framework of the report.

Leading climate scientists and city experts will attend this meeting and utilize their wealth of knowledge from scholars, city networks and previous IPCC reports such as the Summary for Urban Policymakers from the Sixth Assessment Report. Despite existing body of work, participants have an opportunity to broaden their knowledge, expand their perspectives and test narratives that will shape the outcome of the report.

On a different note, The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is hosting a special discussion that brings together IPCC authors, climate policy experts and writers who employ fiction and narrative to challenge the limits of science and policy. The event features an overview of the upcoming Special Report on Climate Change and Cities, readings from Invisible Cities where authors collaborate with science and policy communities to create new fictional representations of cities facing climate challenges. A broader conversation on the significance of narratives in driving climate action will also take place.

By Aiden Nguyen

As a content writer at newscholarly.com, I delve into the realms of storytelling with the power of words. With a knack for research and a passion for crafting compelling narratives, I strive to bring forth engaging and informative articles for our readers. From decoding complex concepts to unraveling current events, I aim to captivate and educate through the art of writing. Join me on this journey as we explore the ever-evolving landscape of news and knowledge together.

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