Diana Liverman, a Regents’ Professor in the School of Geography and Development, has been selected by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to be part of a team of experts who will prepare a Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5ºC. The report will examine the impacts of global warming of 1.5ºC above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty. The report will be finalized in September 2018 in time for the facilitative dialogue under the Paris Agreement that will take place later that year.
The IPCC selected 86 experts from 39 countries to undertake the assessment; Liverman was one of the eight experts from the United States. She will focus on “sustainable development, poverty eradication, and reducing inequalities.”
Liverman, whose research focuses on the human dimensions of global environmental change, has been an active member of national and international advisory committees on global change, including the US NAS Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change and the Inter American Institute (IAI) for Global Change Research.
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