Bridging the Gap: A Collaborative Effort to Develop the IPCC’s Special Report on Climate Change and Cities

By Eleanor Harrison Mar27,2024
Framing the Special Report on Cities and Climate Change: Exploring Climate Science, Policy, Fiction, and Narrative

On April 16, experts from various fields will gather in Riga, Latvia for a scoping meeting to discuss the Special Report on Climate Change and Cities, which will be included in the Seventh Assessment Report (AR7) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). This special report will be the only one included in AR7, and its purpose is to establish its structure, focus, and framework.

The participants of the scoping meeting include leading climate scientists and city experts who will draw upon their wealth of knowledge from scholars, city networks, and previous IPCC reports such as the Summary for Urban Policymakers from the Sixth Assessment Report. Despite the existing body of work, experts are using this opportunity to broaden their knowledge, expand their perspectives and test the narratives that will shape the outcome of the report.

In addition to this meeting, The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is hosting a special discussion that brings together IPCC authors, climate policy experts and writers who employ fiction and narrative to challenge the limits of science and policy. The event features an overview of the upcoming Special Report, readings from Invisible Cities where authors collaborate with science and policy communities to create new fictional representations of cities facing climate challenges and a broader conversation on the significance of narratives in driving climate action.

By Eleanor Harrison

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