SEEPAC Researcher Publishes Science Article on Future of the IPCC

Prof. Charles Kolstad, Senior Fellow in the Stanford Environmental and Energy Policy Analysis Center (SEEPAC), has co-authored an article in the “Policy Forum” section of the journal Science on the future of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The article appeared online on October 1, 2015 and is based on research and analysis conducted in collaboration with Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM; Italy), the Harvard Project on Climate Agreements at Harvard’s Kennedy School, the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC; Germany), and SEEPAC. Co-authors include:


·        Carlo Carraro, Climate Change and Sustainable Development Programme Coordinator, FEEM;

·        Ottmar Edenhofer, Director, MCC;

·        Christian Flachsland, Head of the Governance Working Group, MCC;

·        Robert N. Stavins, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

·        Robert C. Stowe, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University


The collaborators conducted a research workshop in February 2015, hosted by the Mercator Institute in Berlin, on approaches to improving the process by which research on climate change is assessed—with a focus on the social sciences (economics, political science, policy studies). The Science article captures some of the more important conclusions of this workshop. (Read about the workshop here.)

The article is timely, given that the IPCC will hold a plenary session in Dubrovnik, Croatia, October 5-9, 2015, at which it will elect a new Chair (the most senior official within the IPCC).

Publicación: Viernes, 23 de Octubre del 2015.