Bled, 17 July 2013 - Slovenia hosts 4th lead authors' meeting of WG II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) this week (15 - 19 July) at Slovenian resort-town of Bled.
At the opening session Minister of Foreign Affairs Erjavec addressed participating climate scientists from around the world. He stressed the urgent need to address climate change, that is not only an environmental challenge but also a reason for lowering quality of life for present and future generations. As scientific research and evidence are important to effectively address climate change, Slovenia is honored to host such prominent and important meeting.
Chair of the IPCC Rajendra Pachauri, who is also attending the meeting, urged scientists to work hard and responsibly, taking into consideration the fact that work of WG 2 is under greatest scrutiny of climate skeptics. Continuous outreach of IPCC will be key as climate change is a global challenge
During the IPCC meeting at Bled Slovenian MFA organised several events during which members of IPCC interacted with Slovenian public and media. Slovenia's GreenLight WorldFlight team presented its project and black carbon measurements during its 2012 and 2013 editions of the project.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was established by the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in 1988 to assess the scientific, technical and socio-economic information relevant for the understanding of human induced climate change, its potential impacts and options for mitigation and adaptation. The IPCC has completed four full assessment reports, guidelines and methodologies, special reports and technical papers. For more information on the IPCC, its activities and publications please see the IPCC homepage.