City Climate Futures: Riga Hosts IPCC Special Report Scoping Meeting and Collaborative Fiction Discussion

Framing the Special Report on Cities and Climate Change: Exploring Climate Science, Policy, Fiction, and Narrative

On April 16, leading climate scientists and city experts will gather in Riga, Latvia for the scoping meeting of the Special Report on Climate Change and Cities. This special report will be included in the Seventh Assessment Report (AR7) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The purpose of the scoping meeting is to establish the structure, focus, and framework of the report.

The participants of the scoping meeting will include scholars, city networks, and previous IPCC reports such as the Summary for Urban Policymakers from the Sixth Assessment Report. Despite existing body of work, experts will use this opportunity to broaden their knowledge and expand their perspectives before shaping the outcome of the report.

Meanwhile, on a separate event hosted by Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, IPCC authors, climate policy experts, and writers who employ fiction and narrative will come together to discuss narratives’ role in driving climate action. The event will feature an overview of Invisible Cities where authors collaborate with science and policy communities to create new fictional representations of cities facing climate challenges.

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