Most recently, the IPCC reported its assessment of the between climate change, oceans, and the cryosphere. The IPCC’s recent Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC) paints a dark picture about the depth of impacts on the world’s largest ecosystem. There are summaries of the SROCC report here.Read More
Closing the Capacity Gap
I recently completed my work as one of the original members of the Council of The Carbon Institute (TCI). As I transition out of this position to join a new international organization, I wanted to leave some parting reflections about the important role The Carbon Institute can play in limiting the capacity gap of climate change.
I have been involved in the international reporting and review processes under the Convention and the Kyoto Protocol since 2003 in several different capacities: as a member of the U.S. government submitting the U.S. national GHG Inventory, as part of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) secretariat supporting the international negotiations and coordinating international expert review teams, and as a reviewer of GHG inventories and biennial reports, and the technical analysis of biennial update reports. One of the key observations of the current state of the so-called international transparency regime (the reporting and review of national climate information) is that there are an insufficient number of qualified experts to support this vitally important process. The demands will only grow under the Paris Agreement. I think The Carbon Institute provides a viable, scalable and sustainable solution to help address the current shortage of LULUCF experts domestically and internationally, and to prepare us for implementation of the Paris Agreement.
— Lisa Hanle, Councilmember EmeritusRead More