New Fictional Narratives to Tackle Climate Change in Cities: An IPCC Scoping Meeting in Latvia”.

Framing the Special Report on Cities and Climate Change: Exploring Climate Science, Policy, Fiction, and Narrative

A scoping meeting will take place in Riga, Latvia on April 16th for the Special Report on Climate Change and Cities. This report is part of the Seventh Assessment Report (AR7) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The purpose of this meeting is to establish the structure, focus, and framework of the special report.

The scoping meeting will be attended by leading climate scientists and city experts who will draw upon a wealth of knowledge from scholars, city networks, and previous IPCC reports, such as the Summary for Urban Policymakers from the Sixth Assessment Report. Despite existing research, experts have an opportunity to broaden their knowledge and expand their perspectives before the meeting.

On March 28th, The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace will host a special discussion that brings together IPCC authors, climate policy experts, and writers who employ fiction and narrative to challenge the limits of science and policy. The event will feature an overview of the upcoming Special Report, readings from Invisible Cities where authors collaborate with science and policy communities to create new fictional representations of cities facing climate challenges, and a broader conversation on the significance of narratives in driving climate action.

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