Climate change and our future | driving the transition

online event
April 28, 2021 – h. 15:00 – 17:00 CEST

Before the release of the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report cycle (AR6), an eagerly awaited report of the last six years and in the most important year for renewing climate ambition, a public event will be held on April 28, 2021, 3-5 pm Europe time. The event will discuss how to drive the future of the climate transition, in a dialogue between science, institutions, novel writing and the young generations.

Working Group III (WG III) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), CMCC, and the RFF-CMCC European Institute on Economics and the Environment (EIEE) are organizing an interactive online event during the WG III fourth Lead Author Meeting.

This virtual event is open to the public.

It will provide members of the public with the opportunity to engage with scientific experts, young leaders and artists, and government representatives in the midst of an official IPCC meeting on the topic of climate change.

Register here


15.00 – 16.00 | PART 1: ‘Science and Policy: strategies, solutions, opportunities’
Moderated by Jim Skea (IPCC WGIII co-chair).

Welcome and Introduction
Carlo CarraroIPCC WGIII vice-chair and EIEE executive council chair

Enrico Giovannini, Minister of Sustainable Infrastructures and Mobility, Italy

Giusy Lombardi – Ministero della Transizione Ecologica, Direttore Generale per il Clima, l’Energia e l’Aria

Panel Discussion: Valentina Bosetti (IPCC author and EIEE scientist), Clara de la Torre (European Commission DG CLIMA: Deputy Director General), Antonio Navarra (President of CMCC and IPCC focal point), Richard Newell (CEO and President of Resources for the Future)


16.00 – 17.00 | PART 2: ‘Ambition: the climate, the future, and the young generations’
Moderated by Elena Verdolini (IPCC author and EIEE scientist)

Designing pathways of change
Massimo Tavoni  – IPCC author and EIEE director

Narrating the future
Kim Stanley Robinson – Science fiction writer and author: Ministry for the Future

Views of the Youth
Jan Kairel Guillermo – Lead, Global Affairs Unit, COY, YOUNGO
and Lodovica Cattani – Country Coordinator Italy for COY16

Open Q&A session (The Guests will be able to submit their own questions to the panel/speakers)

Closing of the event
Valentina Bosetti –
IPCC author and EIEE scientist


This event will be held in English with real-time Italian interpretation.

More info about the event

IPCC Working Group III authors meet virtually to advance report



Registration on the following link:


RFF-CMCC European Institute on Economics and the Environment (EIEE)

In partnership with
IPCC Working Group III
and with the support of the Ministry of Ecological Transition, Government of Italy.


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