IPCC Chair Dr. Pachauri to give keynote address on climate change

Photo by Eirik Helland Urke/flickr

Photo by Eirik Helland Urke/flickr

Dr. Rajendra K. Pachauri, Chairperson of the Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), has confirmed that he will deliver the keynote address on climate change and landscapes at the Forests Asia Summit.

He will discuss the current state of knowledge on this theme, and options for negotiations and actions on adaptation and mitigation ahead of the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, the Secretary General’s Special event on climate change and the the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 20th Conference of the Parties (COP20) in Lima at the end of the year.

News of his participation in the event came only days after Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, Peru Minister of Environment and UNFCCC COP20 President, confirmed that he will also join the event. 

Mr. Pulgar-Vidal will give a high-level plenary speech at the Summit in which he will outline his vision for how forests, forest-related emissions, adaptation in forests and AFOLU (Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use) are likely to figure in the draft text that will be tabled in Lima at COP20.