In this talk we discuss some serious and troubling questions over the handling of the climate science-policy nexus by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). While some of these questions have long bedevilled the IPCC process, we discuss how they have come to a head with the three recent Special Reports issued by the IPCC. We comment, in particular, on how the reports and their approval/adoption processes have begun to reflect the climate policy agenda of the developed countries, in the context of the contentious North-South divide and intra-South divisions that characterise the negotiations currently. The talk will also discuss the implications of these issues for global climate action and India's domestic climate policy.
T. Jayaraman (M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai)
Date & Time
Mon, 10 February 2020, 14:30 to 16:00
Emmy Noether Seminar Room, ICTS Campus, Bangalore