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The IPCC Working Group III is one of the three IPCC Working Groups looking at different aspects of climate change. Working Group III assesses options for reducing the rate at which climate change is taking place: what is called climate mitigation. Its reports assess the costs and benefits of different approaches to mitigation and consider the available instruments and policy measures to drive and deliver these approaches. It assesses mitigation options at different levels of governance and in different economic sectors. It also covers the societal implications of different mitigation policies across economic sectors. Working Group III does not recommend any particular option for mitigation. It considers both near-term and long-term perspectives and its approach is more and more solution-oriented.

What is climate change mitigation?

Climate change mitigation encompasses actions that can be taken to reduce the rate of climate change. This can be done by limiting or preventing greenhouse gas emissions (limiting sources of emissions) and by enhancing activities that remove them from the atmosphere (increasing sinks). Greenhouse gases can come from a range of sources and climate mitigation can be applied across economic sectors. This includes energy, transport, buildings, industry, agriculture, forestry or waste management.

Structure

Each Working Group has a Bureau of Co-Chairs and Vice-Chairs. Bureau Members are scientific experts elected for the duration of an assessment cycle. The Working Group Bureau is also part of the overall IPCC Bureau, made of the IPCC Chair, the IPCC Vice-Chairs, the Co-Chairs and Vice-Chairs of the other Working Groups and the Co-Chairs of the Task Force on Inventories. The Working Group Bureau provides guidance to the Panel on the scientific and technical aspects of its work, to advise on related management and strategic issues, and to take decisions on specific issues within its mandate. The Bureau reflects a balanced geographic representation with due consideration for scientific and technical requirements. IPCC Bureau members are not paid by the IPCC. Read more about the structure of the IPCC here.

WGIII Bureau Members

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The Bureau is the elected scientific leadership of each IPCC Working Group. Bureau Members provide guidance to the Panel on the scientific and technical aspects of its work, advises on related management and strategic issues, and takes decisions on specific issues such as the list of authors, review editors and expert reviewers. It also oversees scientific quality and engages with the wider scientific community, both regionally and globally.

The WG III Bureau is composed of two Co-Chairs and seven Vice-Chairs representing different regions.

Co-Chairs



Jim Skea

United Kingdom


Jim Skea

Jim Skea is Research Councils UK Energy Strategy Fellow at Imperial College London, supporting the UK Research Councils in deciding where and how to invest their energy research resources. From 2004-2012, he was Director of the interdisciplinary UK Energy Research Centre, a collaboration between 14 institutions with 200 members at the peak of its cycle of activities. He was previously Director of the Economic and Social Research Council’s Global Environmental Programme and of the London-based Policy Studies Institute.

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Priyadarshi R. Shukla

India


PR Shukla

Until August 2017, P.R. Shukla was Professor at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmenabad. He specialises in energy and environment modelling and policies. His current interests include energy efficiency, energy-environment modelling, renewable technologies, decentralized planning, integrated assessment modelling and climate change policy analysis. Has worked extensively with government organizations, international agencies, NGOs and private organizations and has held a number of positions within the IPCC.

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Vice-Chairs



Amjad Abdulla

Maldives


Amjad Abdulla

Director General (Climate Change and Energy Department), Ministry of Environment and Energy



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Carlo Carraro

Italy


Carlo Carraro

President Emeritus and Professor of Environmental Economics and Econometrics at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice



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Diriba Korecha Dadi

Ethiopia


Diriba Korecha Dadi

Director, Meteorological Forecast and Early Warning Directorate, National Meteorological Agency, Ethiopia National Project Coordinator, UNDP-Global Environmental Facility Project

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Nagmeldin Mahmoud

Sudan


Nagmeldin Mahmoud

Senior Researcher, Environment and Natural resources Specialist Higher Council for Environment and Natural Resources (HCENR)

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Ramón Pichs-Madruga

Cuba


Ramón Pichs-Madruga

Director and Senior Researcher, Centre for World Economy Studies (CIEM), Cuba

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Andy Reisinger

New Zealand


Andy Reisinger

Deputy Director (International), New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre (Wellington/NZ)

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Diana Urge-Vorsatz

Hungary


Diana Urge-Vorsatz

Center for Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Policy (3CSEP) Central European University (CEU), Budapest

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The South American region is represented by an additional individual from Uruguay, who will contribute to the development of the list of authors.

Representing South America for author selection



Walter Oyhantcabal

Uruguay


Walter Oyhantcabal

Ministry of Agriculture , Abang
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Technical Support Unit of Working Group III



The IPCC Working Group III Technical Support Unit (TSU) provides scientific, technical and organisational support to the Working Group Bureau. Together, the team brings a broad range of scientific, policy, operational and communication expertise to help the Co-Chairs and Vice-Chairs in the preparation and production of IPCC products. For the first time in IPCC history, the TSU is split between two countries, with the team located both at Imperial College London’s Centre for Environmental Policy and in Ahmedabad, India.

Meet the TSU


Lizzie Huntley

Head of TSU (Operations)


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Tel: +44 (0)20 7594 1057
Email: e.huntley@ipcc-wg3.ac.uk

As the operational Head of TSU, Lizzie has overall responsibility for the management of the TSU’s overarching work programme. She leads the internal management of the TSU, including financial management, and coordinates the planning and delivery of WGIII meetings.

Before taking up her post in August 2016, Lizzie managed a portfolio of collaborative research projects on behalf of the Director of London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She spent 6 years at LSHTM managing administrative, financial and communications support for a variety of public health research initiatives including governance bodies, research centres, and various Africa-focused research consortia. In previous roles Lizzie has also provided operational support to humanitarian relief and development programmes across South East Asia.

Lizzie holds an MA in Social Anthropology of Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies, and a BA in Geography and Development Studies from the University of Sussex.



Dr Raphael Slade

Head of TSU (Science)


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Tel: +44 (0)20 7594 7306
Email: r.slade@ipcc-wg3.ac.uk

As the TSU’s head of science, Raphael has overall responsibility for scientific support to the Working Group III Bureau and dealing with inquiries relating to the scientific aspects of IPCC reports relevant to climate mitigation. He oversees the science team and takes the lead in the scientific aspects of planning for relevant IPCC meetings.



Dr Marion Ferrat

Head of Communications and Stakeholder Engagement


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Tel: +44 (0)20 7594 7377
Email: m.ferrat@ipcc-wg3.ac.uk

Marion manages the communications of IPCC Working Group III, specifically supporting the Bureau and IPCC authors in producing policy-relevant IPCC materials. She provides upstream support for IPCC Working Group III authors on written and visual products, and oversees the development of any derivative communication products. She leads on Working Group III outreach activities and stakeholder engagement. She also supports the Secretariat in the communication of wider IPCC products. Before joining the TSU in July 2017, Marion worked at the UK House of Commons as specialist on the Energy and Climate Change Committee and led on parliamentary engagement programmes in Brazil, Morocco and Myanmar. She previously worked at Beijing Normal University and holds a Masters in Science Communication and a PhD in palaeoclimatology and climate modelling from Imperial College London.



Dr Joana Portugal Pereira

Senior Scientist


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Tel: +44 (0)20 7594 6838
Email: j.portugal@ipcc-wg3.ac.uk

Joana is the London-based TSU Senior Scientist and provides particular scientific support on the IPCC’s Special Report on Climate Change and Land. She has extensive expertise in bioenergy, low carbon innovation, Life Cycle Assessment, Carbon Dioxide Removal technologies, Energy policy and Climate scenarios. Prior to joining the TSU in March 2017, Joana was an invited Assistant Professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (COPPE-UFRJ), Brazil, in the Energy Planning Program (PPE). She has also developed work on energy and climate policy for the United Nations Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS, Japan) and the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBi, Japan). She holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering.



Dr Minal Pathak

Senior Scientist


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Email: m.pathak@ipcc-wg3.ac.uk

Minal is based in Ahmedabad and closely supports the work of the Professor Shukla, one of the two Working Group III Co-Chairs. Minal’s areas of expertise include sustainability and co-benefits analysis, climate compatible urban development, sectoral mitigation policies (Transport & Buildings) and deep decarbonisation scenarios assessment. In addition to supporting the development of Special Reports, she is a member of the Organizing Committee of the IPCC Cities Conference. Minal formally joined the TSU in June 2017, but has been providing ad-hoc scientific support for TSU activities since late 2016. Prior to joining the TSU, Minal was a Visiting Scholar at the Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT and Associate Professor at CEPT University, India. She holds a PhD in Environmental Science.



Dr Eamon Haughey

Senior Scientist & EPA Research Fellow


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Email: EHAUGHEY@tcd.ie

Based out of Dublin, Ireland, Eamon provides scientific support to the IPCC’s Special Report on Climate Change and Land. He is a postdoctoral research fellow at the School of Natural Sciences in Trinity College Dublin, funded by the Irish Environmental Protection Agency. Prior to this he worked as a scientist in the cocoa sustainability program of Mondelēz International. This work focused on improving the economic viability and sustainability of smallholder cocoa farms. Eamon holds a PhD in plant ecology from University College Dublin and Teagasc (Agriculture and Food Development Authority of Ireland), in which he investigated the effects of drought on the ecological functioning and agronomic performance of temperate grasslands. He also holds an MSc in soil science from the University of Aberdeen and continues to have a strong interest in sustainable soil management and land use.



Renée van Diemen

Scientist


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Tel: +44 (0)20 7594 1037
Email: r.van-diemen@ipcc-wg3.ac.uk

Renée is based in London and provides scientific support to the Working Group across the Special Reports and Assessment Cycle. She has particular interest in sustainable development, science and technology innovation, and climate policy. Renée officially joined the TSU in April 2017 but has provided support for TSU activities since April 2016. Prior to joining the TSU, Renée was part of the RCUK Energy Strategy Fellowship as an expert in patent analysis for energy innovation. She holds a Masters in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London.



Dr Suvadip Neogi

Scientist


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Email: suvadip.neogi@ahduni.edu.in

Suvadip completed his Ph.D. in 2014 on Soil Organic Carbon Dynamics under Changed Climate at the Indian Council of Agricultural Research-National Rice Research Institute (ICAR-NRRI), Cuttack, India. He worked there as Senior Research Fellow from 2008 to 2015 on Soil Organic Carbon Dynamics vis-a-vis Anticipatory Climatic Changes and Crop Adaptation Strategies and National Initiative on Climate Resilient Agriculture. From 2015 to 2017, he worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Geography and Resource Management in The Chinese University of Hong Kong, on ecosystem biogeochemistry where he explored the effects of land use and land cover changes on soil organic carbon fractions and nutrient stoichiometry in coastal wetlands. Being associated with research groups he has contributed in publishing a good number of research papers in top-tier peer-reviewed journals till date.



Bhushan Kankal

Science Officer


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Email: bhushan.kankal@ahduni.edu.in

Bhushan has over eleven years of experience in Energy and Environment field. He holds an M.Tech in Environmental Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee and has worked as a Research Associate at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. His research interests include greenhouse gas emission inventories, the agriculture-water-energy nexus, the high impact opportunities of energy efficiency in India and Carbon Capture and Storage. Bhushan has contributed to India’s National Communications to the UNFCCC and the Biennial Update Reports of India’s Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change. He has also worked on projects with the Indian Council of Agriculture Research and the Bureau of Energy Efficiency and on inventory reporting software for IPCC.



Juliette Malley

Administrator


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Tel: +44 (0)20 7594 9958
Email: j.malley@ipcc-wg3.ac.uk

As TSU Administrator, Juliette provides support for the IPCC scientific products being coordinated by Working Group III and leads on liaison with IPCC authors. Juliette joined the TSU in November 2016. Prior to working for the IPCC, she worked at the Royal Geographical Society as a Grants Officer, and later as their Membership Recruitment and Retention Coordinator, following a short role at ClientEarth as PA and Research Assistant. She holds a BSc in Geography and a PGC in Climate Change Management.



Malek Belkacemi

IT/Web Manager


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Tel: +44 (0)20 7594 1056
Email: m.belkacemi@ipcc-wg3.ac.uk

Malek is the TSU’s IT and web manager. He is responsible for website design and maintenance, internal Working Group IT systems and IT support for relevant IPCC meetings.



Nika Farzullayeva

Administrator


Tel: +44 (0)20 7594 8804
Email: n.farzullayeva@ipcc-wg3.ac.uk



Nika joined the TSU in October 2017 and provides personal assistance and administrative support for the London-based co-chair and the Heads of TSU. She is the first point for contact for external queries about Working Group III. Nika has over five years of experience in the UK Higher Education sector, working in marketing, student recruitment and programme management roles. She holds an MBA degree from the University of Wales.




The WG III TSU for the IPCC Sixth Assessment cycle is co-hosted at Imperial College London’s Centre for Environmental Policy and in Ahmedabad, India.

Funding for the TSU is provided by the UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
and by The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.

Contact

The IPCC WG III Technical Support Unit is jointly located at Imperial College London’s Centre for Environmental Policy and Ahmedabad, India.

For telephone enquiries please contact +44 (0)207 594 9958

For email enquiries please contact tsu@ipcc-wg3.ac.uk

Please direct postal enquiries to:

Imperial College London

IPCC WG III Technical Support Unit
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Imperial College London
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Phone: +44 207 594 9958

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