Jean-Pascal van Ypersele sera candidat à la présidence lors de l'élection du Bureau du GIEC qui est prévue pour juillet 2023. Cette page est une archive dédiée à l'élection qui s'est tenue en 2015.

Jean-Pascal van Ypersele will be a candidate to the position of Chair at the election of the IPCC Bureau which is scheduled for July 2023. This page is an archive about the 2015 election.

Key Messages by Jean-Pascal van Ypersele:

Speech at the informal presentation of candidates before the election in Dubrovnik, 6 October 2015

Farewell speech:

Final messages from Jean-Pascal van Ypersele in Dubrovnik, 6 October 2015 

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Let’s assess the science of climate change together,
in the most balanced and policy-relevant manner, in the interest of all

Professional experience

Jean-Pascal van Ypersele is involved with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) since 1995, as
  • Lead author for the Third Assessment Report (finalized in 2001), then elected Vice-Chair of IPCC Working Group II (2002) and Vice-Chair of the IPCC (2008); Review Editor for the AR4, SRREN, and AR5
  • Co-responsible for the preparation of a report to the IPCC Plenary on how to enhance the participation of scientists from developing countries in the IPCC, and member of the Science Board of the IPCC Scholarship Programme
  • Co-chair of numerous successful contact groups during IPCC meetings
  • Vice-Chair member of the IPCC Communications Action Team
He is also
  • A seasoned science communicator, sought out by the media for interviews
  • Scientific advisor or observer in almost all UNFCCC Conferences of the Parties
  • Author of publications with economists, social scientists, and ecologists in an interdisciplinary perspective
  • Organizer of international scientific conferences on desertification, climate change, and sustainable development
Jean-Pascal van Ypersele
+ Curriculum vitæ and key points of the candidature:

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Main objectives

  • Sustain and further develop what the IPCC does best: rigorous, independent, science-driven assessments of knowledge about all dimensions of the climate change issue
  • Further develop the inclusive characteristics of the IPCC, so that the participation of developing country scientists is enhanced and that the perspectives of all regions of the world are reflected
  • Stimulate collaboration and knowledge sharing across as many interfaces as possible, including within the IPCC and with other institutions 
  • Further develop the communication of the IPCC regarding scientific products and procedures, and ensure greater transparency and accountability of the assessment process
  • Lead the IPCC in a dynamic way, serving its members full time and responding to the evolving need for information that is both policy relevant and policy neutral; contribute to the capacity development of the next generation of IPCC authors, including through the IPCC scholarship programme

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Official support by Belgium

The Council of Ministers of Belgium decided in February 2014 to support the candidature of Professor Jean-Pascal van Ypersele for the position of Chair of the IPCC Bureau. The elections will be held at the 42nd Plenary session of the IPCC in Dubrovnik, Croatia, from 5 to 8 October 2015.

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