PEMS climate scientist to contribute to next IPCC report


PEMS researcher, Dr Sophie Lewis, will contribute to the report that serves as the internationally accepted framework for climate change action.

Sophie is one of 721 climate scientists from 90 countries who will produce the Sixth Assessment Report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

The announcement comes as the nation’s capital swelters through a record-breaking extended summer.

The IPCC reports inform policy makers, international climate negotiators and other stakeholders about the latest knowledge on all aspects of climate change.

“These reports are really important for connecting science with the governmental policy space,” Dr Lewis says.

The data is used to establish international agreements on tackling climate change, such as the Paris Agreement.

Dr Lewis was selected alongside 36 other Australian scientists, including three of her UNSW Sydney colleagues, and she will contribute to a chapter entitled Weather and climate extreme events in a changing climate.

Read more about Sophie's selection here.