Day 1 - Opening of the Conference
Monday 23 October

Morning Plenary (8:30-10:00)
Chair/Moderator: Detlef Stammer, Helen Cleugh

  • Welcome - Detlef StammerChair WCRP
  • Opening remarks - Keynote speaker TBC
  • Sustainable development goals - Macharia Kamau, Former Principal Secretarty in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kenya
  • The vision of the WCRP OSC Conference - Keynote speaker TBC

Evening Plenary (18:00-18:30)
Chair/Moderator: TBC

  • Needs and opportunities for African nations and the broader Global South - Keynote speaker TBC

Day 2 - Human Interactions with Climate - Climate Change and Society
Tuesday 24 October

Morning Plenary (8:30-10:00)
Chair/Moderator: Heide Hackmann

  • Dealing with climate extremes in terms of inequality and climate injustice - Keynote speaker TBC
  • Attribution of climate change, especially in the Global South and in support of Loss and Damage - Saleemul Huq, Director International Center for Climate Change and Dvelopment, Independent University Bangladesh
  • Barriers for science to be influential - Lidia Brito, Head of UNESCO for Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Panel discussion: Behavioural, social, economic and political dimensions

Evening Plenary (18:00-18:30)
Chair/Moderator: Maria Ivanova

  • Perspectives of transformational challenges - an example from Africa - Sibi Lawson-Marriott, Regional Advisor for Climate Change Adaptation, Resilience and Gender Equality at World Food Programme

Day 3 - Climate Change and Earth System
Wednesday 25 October

Morning Plenary (8:30-10:00)
Chair/Moderator: Guy Brasseur

  • New agenda for climate research - Valérie Masson-Delmotte, Co-Chair IPCC Working Group I 
  • Is climate intervention the solution? - Jim Hurrell, WCRP JSC and Co-Lead of WCRP Task Team on Climate Intervention
  • Panel discussion: Future of climate knowledge assessment
    Chair/Moderator: Thomas Stocker
    • Panmao Zhai, Co-Chair IPCC Working Group I 
    • Diana Ürge-Vorsatz, Vice-Chair IPCC Working Group III

Evening Plenary (18:00-18:30)
Chair/Moderator: Celeste Saulo

  • The future of climate modelling: what is needed to address the societal challenges of climate change? - Bjorn Stevens, Director and Scientific Member at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology

Day 4 - Climate Change Solutions
Thursday 26 October

Morning Plenary (8:30-10:00)
Chair/Moderator: TBC

  • Feeding the future global society - challenges for food security -  Aditi Mukherji, Director of the Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Impact Area Platform
  • Digital revolution - climate information for all - Peter Dueben, Head of Earth System Modelling, ECMWF
  • Technical solutions to the climate problem - opportunities and limits - Minal Pathak, Senior Scientist of IPCC Working Group III
  • Panel Discussion

Day 5 - Closing Dome Plenary Session
Friday 27 October

Closing (08:30-12:30)
Chair/Moderator: Detlef Stammer, Helen Cleugh

  • Summary of conference key messages
  • Negotiation of conference statement
  • Closing


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