Blog post by Bruce Glavovic
Following the launch of the IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC) on the 25th of September 2019 (https://www.ipcc.ch/srocc/), much of my attention has been focused on providing advice about the challenge of responding to rising sea levels – given my role as Coordinating Lead Author of the SROCC chapter on sea-level rise. More recently, I participated in the IPCC’s Working Group II’s Third Lead Author Meeting in Faro, Portugal. My responsibilities include Lead Author on the chapter on climate resilient development pathways, and Lead on the Cross Chapter Paper on Cities and Settlements by the sea. While I was in Faro, I met with Prof. Alice Newton (U. of Algarve) – former Chair of the LOICZ Scientific Steering Committee. We discussed the upcoming Future Earth Coasts conference and the important contributions we anticipate from the new generation of coastal scholars being trained through the Master in Water and Coastal Management (WACOMA) that was developed under LOICZ. With 22 students from 17 nationalities, we feel that our coastal futures are in good hands!
Read more about the IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate in this blog post;
Find out more about Prof. Alice Newton, former Chair of LOICZ SSC and current FEC Academy member;
and find out all about our upcoming Our Coastal Futures conference here.