IAP Young Scientists Organized a Side Event on Climate Extremes at COP27


On November 11, 2022, IAP organized a side event "Climate extremes: prediction and early warning" during the 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27). 
COP27, held in Egypt from 6 to 18 November 2022, seeks renewed solidarity between countries to deliver on the landmark Paris Agreement, for people and the plan.
The hybrid side event (both on-site and live streamed), organized by young scientists with the IAP, attracted more than 2000 viewers on the Internet.
How are climate extremes and climate change related? How evidence is found? How to predict? Three young IAP scientists answered these questions in their talks. Dr. WANG Jun first explained how anthropogenic greenhouse gases affect global climate and weather extreme events. Dr. WANG Jing presented TanSat—the first Chinese CO2 monitoring satellite—and how it monitors human-caused CO2 emission and concentration. Dr. ZHENG Weipeng introduced "EarthLab", an earth system numerical simulation facility developed in China and invited international communities to join the endeavor of improving the accuracy of weather and climate predictions for disaster prevention and mitigation.

IAP young scientists speak at the side event.

Four IAP representatives, Dr YU Zipeng, Dr TAN Zhetao, Dr CHAI Zhaoyang and Ms. YANG Ying arrived in Egypt on November 7 and organized the on-site side event. 

Side event at COP27 in Egypyt.
Dr. CHENG Lijing chaired the side event. After three talks, he played videos showcasing researches at IAP and calling for international collaboration. CHENG also invited Profs CAO Junji, ZHOU Tianjun, XU Xiyan and Viktor Gouretski to join the panel discussion. The panelists answered journalists' questions and shared their viewpoints on climate change related issues, including the importance of biodiversity, response of ocean to climate change, the role of climate internal variability, and the complicated effect of aerosols. 
Hybrid side event.
Prof. CAO, the IAP director, wrapped up the side event by thanking his young colleagues' efforts and encouraging international communities to make use of the EarthLab and achieve greater science progress together in understanding our climate and providing better climate solution for the society.

Prof. CAO Junji wrapped up the side event.
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