Carolina Vera, Inés Camilloni, Anna Sorenson are principal, independent and associate CONICET researchers at the Centro de Investigaciones del Mar y la Atmosphera (CIMA, CONICET-UBA), Juan Antonio Rivera, Lucas Ruiz –both assistant researchers at the Instituto Argentino de Nivología, Glaciología y Ciencias Ambientales (IANIGLA, CONICET –Mendoza-UNCU) and Pablo Peri, independent researcher at the Centro de Investigaciones y Transferencia de Santa Cruz (CIT Santa Cruz, CONICET-UNPA-UTN) were recently called to participate in the production of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
This makes CONICET the second South American institution to provide work groups for the IPCC. The first one is the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, which provides the panel with 7 scientists.
Vera, Camilloni, Sorenson, Rivera and Ruiz are going to participate in the Work team 1, which is in charge of the different physical bases of climate change. This team creates different chapters in various roles (the first researchers are going to be editors whereas the other three principal authors). In Work Team 2, which focuses on impact, adaptation and vulnerability relative to climate change, Pablo Perí is going to play the role of main author.
The IPCC is in international institution created in1988 under the scope of the United Nations. Its principal aims are: to asses the scientific knowledge on climate change, estimate the potential environmental and socioeconomic impact, and analyze adaptation alternatives and mitigate the effects.
From its creation, three decades ago, the IPCC publishes periodically one assessment report (AR) –the last, and fifth, was done in 2014-. This one analyses the most recent climate evidence and provides support for the negotiations of the United Nations Climate Conference and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The authors of the assessments are selected by the work groups board in which the panel is divided after the nominations conducted by the governments of the 195 member countries.