Watch Now: Key Takeaways from IPCC Lead Author Benjamin Sovacool

Every 6 to 7 years, the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) calls on experts from around the world to evaluate cutting-edge scientific thinking about climate change, providing critical guidance on climate risks and how we can adapt to or prevent them. The IPCC’s latest “Sixth Assessment Report” (AR6) wrapped up in March with the release of its much-anticipated Synthesis Report—integrating the findings of all six IPCC climate reports.

IGS Director Benjamin Sovacool speaks about his contributions to the report series as a Lead Author for Climate Change 2022: Mitigation of Climate Change. He discusses key findings from this report related to equity and justice, energy systems, and transportation. These insights into opportunities for just transitions to a low-carbon economy touch on:

  • The importance of cities, civil society groups, and voluntary partnerships among industry to cut emissions
  • How past decisions about energy systems influence the future
  • Policy’s role in shaping the behavioral dynamics of smart transportation

Research for People & Planet  | Justice, Energy & Transport: Key Climate Mitigation Insights from the IPCC Report (March 31, 2023)