Key Messages by Jean-Pascal van Ypersele:

Speech at the informal presentation of candidates before the election in Dubrovnik, 6 October 2015

Farewell speech:

Final messages from Jean-Pascal van Ypersele in Dubrovnik, 6 October 2015 

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Let’s assess the science of climate change together,
in the most balanced and policy-relevant manner, in the interest of all

Professional experience

Jean-Pascal van Ypersele is involved with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) since 1995, as
  • Lead author for the Third Assessment Report (finalized in 2001), then elected Vice-Chair of IPCC Working Group II (2002) and Vice-Chair of the IPCC (2008); Review Editor for the AR4, SRREN, and AR5
  • Co-responsible for the preparation of a report to the IPCC Plenary on how to enhance the participation of scientists from developing countries in the IPCC, and member of the Science Board of the IPCC Scholarship Programme
  • Co-chair of numerous successful contact groups during IPCC meetings
  • Vice-Chair member of the IPCC Communications Action Team
He is also
  • A seasoned science communicator, sought out by the media for interviews
  • Scientific advisor or observer in almost all UNFCCC Conferences of the Parties
  • Author of publications with economists, social scientists, and ecologists in an interdisciplinary perspective
  • Organizer of international scientific conferences on desertification, climate change, and sustainable development
Jean-Pascal van Ypersele
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Main objectives

  • Sustain and further develop what the IPCC does best: rigorous, independent, science-driven assessments of knowledge about all dimensions of the climate change issue
  • Further develop the inclusive characteristics of the IPCC, so that the participation of developing country scientists is enhanced and that the perspectives of all regions of the world are reflected
  • Stimulate collaboration and knowledge sharing across as many interfaces as possible, including within the IPCC and with other institutions 
  • Further develop the communication of the IPCC regarding scientific products and procedures, and ensure greater transparency and accountability of the assessment process
  • Lead the IPCC in a dynamic way, serving its members full time and responding to the evolving need for information that is both policy relevant and policy neutral; contribute to the capacity development of the next generation of IPCC authors, including through the IPCC scholarship programme

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Official support by Belgium

The Council of Ministers of Belgium decided in February 2014 to support the candidature of Professor Jean-Pascal van Ypersele for the position of Chair of the IPCC Bureau. The elections will be held at the 42nd Plenary session of the IPCC in Dubrovnik, Croatia, from 5 to 8 October 2015.

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