FNI researcher Jørgen Wettestad has been selected to participate as a Lead Author for the Working Group III contribution to the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report (AR6).
The Sixth Assessment Report, which will be published in 2021–22, is part of a series of reports created by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The report series assesses scientific, technical and socio-economic information concerning climate change, its potential effects, and options for adaptation and mitigation.
Mitigation of climate change
Wettestad was one of 873 nominated experts from around the world, with only 226 places available for Coordinating Lead Authors, Lead Authors and Review Editors. As Lead Author for IPCC’s Working Group III, Wettestad will help assess mitigation of climate change and, together with Coordinating Lead Author, have collective responsibility for the contents of one chapter.
At the forefront internationally
Wettestad was nominated to the IPCC in January by the Norwegian Environment Agency. He was then selected as Lead Author by the Bureau of the IPCC Working Groups, from among experts listed by governments and participating organizations, and other experts known through their publications and work.
-I’m delighted to see that FNI is represented on an IPCC Working Group. International climate politics is one of our main priorities, and our researchers are at the forefront internationally, applauds FNI director Geir Hønneland.
Read more about the IPCC selection process here.