IPCC AR5 New Zealand Outreach Workshops

The IPCC Fifth Assessment (AR5) Working Group Reports are being finalised between September 2013 (Working Group I) and October 2014 (Synthesis Report).

The approved Summary for Policymakers and accepted Underlying Assessment Reports can be accessed via the IPCC website as they become available.

To ensure the wide and accurate dissemination of report findings the NZCCC, in conjunction with other organisations, will organise outreach workshops bringing together NZ IPCC Lead Authors, Researchers and other interested Stakeholders to discuss the content and implications of the report findings.

Related outputs from these workshops will be posted here.

Working Group I - The Physical Science Basis Stakeholder Workshop


On Friday 11 October 2013, a workshop was held at the Royal Society of New Zealand in Wellington. Here, Working Group I Co-chair Dr Thomas Stocker was joined by NZ Lead Authors (Dave Frame, Tim Naish, James Renwick, Victoria University of Wellington) and IPCC Vice-chair David Wratt) to present highlight's from the Summary for Policymakers  and key findings from the underlying Assessment Report chapters.

A Stakeholder Panel followed focusing on the "Media, Response, and Uptake" of the Report. The panel was chaired by Peter Griffin (Science Media Centre), and consisted of Rod Oram (Business Commentator) and William Rolleston (Federated Farmers) and Frances Sullivan (Local Government New Zealand).

Workshop Video

The workshop was web-cast live and can be viewed in full in two parts. Please refer to the workshop programme to see what was covered in each part:

Video Part I (opening - morning tea break)

Video Part II (morning tea break - close)


Workshop Flyer

This workshop was organised by the New Zealand Climate Change Centre and the Royal Society of New Zealand with the support of Victoria University of Wellington.

This event was streamed live on i-Film NZ Science.

A similar workshop covering Working Group II (Impacts, Adaptation, & Vulnerability) and Working Group III (Mitigation) is planned for mid-late April 2014. Further information will be posted in due course.