date: Thu, 06 Nov 2008 14:19:27 +0000
from: Maria Noguer <m.nogueratXYZxyzding.ac.uk>
subject: QUEST-GSI Stakeholders meeting - 20 November
to: Nigel Arnell <n.w.arnellatXYZxyzding.ac.uk>, "'Tim Wheeler'" <t.r.wheeleratXYZxyzding.ac.uk>, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, Sari.Kovats@lshtm.ac.uk, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, Maria Noguer <m.nogueratXYZxyzding.ac.uk>, Kathy Maskell <k.maskellatXYZxyzding.ac.uk>, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, "Gottschalk, Pia" <email@example.com>, "Brown S." <sb20atXYZxyzon.ac.uk>
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Dear QUEST-GSI partners,
Many thanks for your responses regarding your availability for the
stakeholder meeting. Attached the list of responses so far from
stakeholders and partners.
*Proposed format of the stakeholders meeting:*
The invitation that I sent to the stakeholders is at the end of this
email. In there I wrote that they would get an introduction to the
project from Nigel and then some preliminary results from partners.
After that we would open it to a discussion where we would expect
feedback from the stakeholders on appropriate outputs and means of
communicating results to them.
It would be great if we could have 5 minutes presentations from each
partner/subject showing your preliminary results.
Including only those that have replied so far we would have something
Nigel - overview of project and global water resources
Southampton - flooding
Reading (Nigel or Gillian) - crops
UCL - Catchment-scale impacts
Aberdeen - Soil carbon fluxes
LSHTM - Human health
Let me know your thoughts.
*Assessing the impacts of climate change and informing climate policy �
mitigation and adaptation
On Thursday 20 November 2008
> From 2.00 � 4.00
at Church House Conference Centre, Dean�s Yard, Westminster, London
How much do we need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to avoid
�dangerous� impacts? To answer this question we need quantitative
information about climate change impacts.
We would like to invite you to discuss the first results from the QUEST
� Global Scale Impacts project. We have, for the first time, quantified
the impacts of climate change in a consistent way across the entire
globe and across various sectors such as water resources, flooding,
crops and ecosystems using a variety of metrics. Your input as a user of
this information will shape the final outcome of our projects. We are
very keen to learn more about your requirements and to incorporate those
in our final results. So please come and join us for an afternoon of
climate impacts, policy solutions and adaptations options.
Professor Nigel Arnell, QUEST-GSI co-ordinator, will give a project
overview and other members of the project will present preliminary
results addressing the following questions:
* What are the global-scale impacts for different levels of global
* How are the impacts in different sectors interrelated?
* Where are the �hot spots�?
* How much will climate change mitigation and adaptation policies
What you will get out of this session:
* Information about the impacts of climate change to inform policy
setting of targets for greenhouse gas emission reduction.
* Better quantification of impacts to inform national and global
adaptation and planning strategies.
Please let me know if you will be joining us on the 20th of November. If
you cannot join us on the day, please extend this invitation to a member
of your team. Your participation would be greatly appreciated.
I look forward to hearing from you,
PS: QUEST-GSI is one the projects under QUEST, a multidisciplinary
programme of the Natural Environment Research Council aiming to answer
questions on the global environment.
Dr Maria Noguer, Climate Research and Business Manager
Walker Institute (http://www.walker-institute.ac.uk/)
Tel: +44 (0)118 3787380 Fax: +44 (0)118 3788316
Walker Institute, University of Reading
Agriculture Building, Earley Gate
Reading RG6 6AR, United Kingdom
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