• Tuesday, 25 June 2024
The Climate Change Think Tank IPCC To Hold Its 2023 Global Elections In Nairobi

The Climate Change Think Tank IPCC To Hold Its 2023 Global Elections In Nairobi

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is set to hold elections in Nairobi on July 2023, to get new office bearers.

This comes after IPCC Chairman Hoesung Lee and the team's term in office ends after eight years of service.

Chairman Lee was elected to the helm of the intergovernmental body in 2015 and spearheaded the objectives of the Climate change think tank.

Established in 1988 by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), IPCC was formed to provide world policymakers with regular assessments of the Scientific basis of Climate Change, its impacts, future risks and options for adaptation and mitigation.

Since IPCC's establishment the African continent has not had the opportunity to chair the Scientific think tank on Climate Change.

With two months to the elections, four names have already been fronted for the chairman's post: Belgium's Van Ypersele Jean Pascal, Brazil's Krug Thelma, and Roberts Debra Cynthia from South Africa and Skea Jim of the United Kingdom.

Should Cynthia's bid go through, she will be the first African and the first female IPCC chair.

She is so far the only African fronted from African to the position.

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