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cc: "Quinn, Rachel" <>, "Mike Hulme (E-mail)" <>
date: Tue, 25 Sep 2001 17:28:26 +0100
from: "Goulden, Marisa" <>
subject: RE: Invitation to speak at UK Royal Society meeting on climate ch
to: 'Roger Harrabin' <>

Thank you for your positive response. We understand your difficulty in being
100% certain of your availability. I will discuss this with Mike Hulme, who
is coordinating the session. I just wanted to mention, in case it wasn't
clear, that the Royal Society is unable to pay speakers at this meeting, but
we will meet expenses (I'll be able to send some more information on this
I'd be grateful if you would let me know if there is any change in your work
schedule that makes your ability to attend unlikely.
Many thanks,

-----Original Message-----
From: Roger Harrabin []
Sent: 06 September 2001 18:07
To: 'Goulden, Marisa'
Subject: RE: Invitation to speak at UK Royal Society meeting on climate
ch ange December 2001

should be able to do it - but always impossible to committ 100% because of
news demands

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Goulden, Marisa []
> Sent: 06 September 2001 16:57
> To: ''
> Cc: Quinn, Rachel; Mike Hulme (E-mail)
> Subject: Invitation to speak at UK Royal Society meeting on climate
> change December 2001
> Dear Roger,
> The Royal Society is holding a meeting on Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13
> December 2001 on "Climate Change: What we know and what we need to know".
> Details of the aims of the meeting and the programme are described below.
> The Steering Group (chaired by Sir John Houghton FRS) would like to invite
> you to give a short talk at this meeting on the subject of "Communicating
> climate change science" for approximately 15 minutes. This will be in
> Session 7 on Day 2 of the meeting (Thursday 13 December). I would be
> grateful if you could let me know as soon as possible if you are able to
> speak or not. Dr Mike Hulme will be coordinating the content of the talks
> and I will ask him to contact you if you agree to speak. I will then also
> be
> able to send you some guidelines for speakers including arrangements for
> travel and subsistence.
> Aims of the meeting
> The timing has been designed to allow time for attendees and speakers to
> digest the IPCC's Synthesis report, the final part of the Third Assessment
> Report (TAR), which will be released in September. The aim of the meeting
> is
> to promote discussion among scientists, government, industry, NGOs and
> other
> stakeholders about the science and technology challenges arising from the
> TAR and how they might be met. We anticipate that the meeting will
> identify
> the gaps in the scientific knowledge from the perspective of all
> stakeholders (including scientists) and attempt to prioritise them. The RS
> will be publishing a report of the meeting, which will consist of a
> summary
> of the main issues and challenges from the talks and discussion. Detailed
> papers are not required from speakers but a brief abstract will be useful.
> Programme details
> The meeting lasts for 2 days and has a total of 8 sessions. Each session
> will be split into 2-3 sub-sessions each with normally 1 main speaker (15
> mins each) and 1-2 discussants providing alternative perspectives (5 mins
> each) and there will be plenty of time for discussion. Presentations on
> Day
> 1 will primarily be given by academics and will focus on our current
> understanding of climate change but also the main areas of uncertainty. On
> Day 2 stakeholders from government, NGOs and business will form the
> majority
> of the speakers. A draft programme with the session titles is included at
> the end of this email.
> Content of talk
> The Steering Group would like each speaker to address the following
> cross-cutting questions for Sessions 6 & 7:
> * What will be the key issues and impacts that my sector will have to
> address?
> * What do we need in terms of further research and advice?
> * What action is my sector taking, what role will it play in climate
> change mitigation and what are the key adaptations that I must consider?
> * What costs and opportunities are associated with these mitigation
> and adaptation measures?
> I hope that this is all the information you require but please do not
> hesitate to contact me, or my colleague Rachel Quinn, if you would like
> further details.
> Regards,
> Marisa Goulden
> Science Policy Officer (Environment & Energy)
> Science Advice Section
> The Royal Society
> 6 Carlton House Terrace
> London SW1Y 5AG
> Tel: +44 (0)20 7451 2590
> Fax: +44 (0)20 7451 2692
> e-mail
> Registered Charity No 207043
> Draft Programme
> DAY 1
> Session 1: Has the climate changed and why?
> 1A Radiative forcing of climate (including carbon cycle)
> 1B Climate of the 20th century - how well can it be modelled?
> 1C Patterns of climate change - climate regimes, NAO, El Ni�o, THC etc
> Session 2: How will climate change this century?
> 2A Can global climate models go beyond plausible scenarios to robust
> forecasts?
> 2B Emission scenarios
> 2C Projections of climate change - including sea level change
> Session 3 Impacts and Adaptation.
> 2A What are the key impacts at the global scale?
> 2B Key areas of vulnerability (geographical zones, sectors, marginalized
> groups etc)
> Session 4: Mitigation and Stabilisation
> 4A Mitigating climate change: the potential for technologies and policies
> (a
> general overview)
> 4B Costs of emission limitations - a macroeconomic view
> 4C Cutting edge mitigation technologies (renewable energy, energy
> efficiency, physical carbon sequestration,)
> DAY 2
> Session 5 The IPCC
> John Houghton (overview of IPCC Process)
> Discussant to comment on consensus process, 15 min
> Bob Watson (Summary of IPCC Synthesis Report in context of UNFCCC
> objectives)
> Session 6 Challenges at the International level
> 6A Sustainable climate change - how can it be achieved?
> Speaker 1 How do we establish a sustainable level of climate change?
> Speaker 2 How do we combine mitigation and adaptation strategies? (to
> include technology issues)
> 6B Global Equity and International Framework
> Speaker 1 Identifying hotspots for adaptation/mitigation (to include
> technology transfer, impact of mitigation policy on vulnerable economies).
> Speaker 2 The international framework (i.e. putting it all together - to
> include equity issues)
> Session 7: Challenges for the UK
> 7A Regulation: reducing emissions (i.e. mitigation, to include Carbon
> Trust
> etc)
> 7B Risk: managing the dangers (i.e. impacts/adaptation, to include flood
> risk, agriculture etc.)
> 7C Reaction: dialogue with the public (to include communicating
> uncertainty
> etc)
> Session 8: Discussion facilitated by panel: What do we still need to know?
> Identifying knowledge gaps.
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