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Unpacking the IPCC WGIII report on Mitigation of Climate Change: A Conversation with IPCC Authors

On April 4, 2022, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the report of Working Group III, which focuses on global climate change mitigation. This assessment report, which will be approved by 195 governments, has been developed by hundreds of authors from around the world, and comprehensively assesses the global literature on mitigating climate change. The report provides the way forward for decarbonization, building on two previous reports covering climate science, impacts and adaptation.

The Centre for Policy Research is organizing a webinar on "Unpacking the IPCC WGIII report on Mitigation of Climate Change: A Conversation with IPCC Authors" on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. IST.

This event will provide an opportunity to hear directly from IPCC authors, who are experts on various aspects of the effort to mitigate climate change. Speakers will reflect on the report’s key findings, and engage in a discussion with the audience. The speakers will particularly examine linkage between climate and development, model-based scenario findings, the potential for demand-side and end-use measures, and policies and institutions to strengthen national climate action. Brief presentations will be followed by a discussion on the implications of the IPCC results for global and national progress on climate change.


  • Youba Sokona, Vice-Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Special Advisor for Sustainable Development at the South Centre, Switzerland

  • Keywan Riahi, IPCC WGIII Coordinating Lead Author, Chapter 3 (Mitigation pathways compatible with long-term goals), and Director of the Energy, Climate and Environment Program, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Austria

  • Joyashree Roy, IPCC WGIII Coordinating Lead Author, Chapter 5 (Demand, services and social aspects of mitigation), Bangabandhu Chair Professor at Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, and Professor of Economics, Jadavpur University

  • Ritu Mathur, IPCC WGIII Lead Author, Chapter 4 (Mitigation and development pathways in the near-to mid-term) and Senior Energy Economist, NITI Aayog, India (To be confirmed)


  • Navroz K. Dubash, IPCC WGIII Coordinating Lead Author, Chapter 13 (National and sub-national policies and institutions), and Professor, Centre for Policy Research, India

This event will be held online. Click here to register via Zoom. [If there is an issue, please email us at]

[Content source: The Centre for Policy Research]

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