Let’s digest this UN climate report! What does the latest climate science mean for anticipatory action?

Date & Time

Friday, 4th of March 2022; 13:00 - 14:00 CET




Anticipation Hub Community Conversations - Webinar Series

Let’s digest this UN climate report! What does the latest climate science mean for anticipatory action? 

Anticipatory action can help us manage the impacts of climate change. Join us for a conversation with Dr Erin Coughlan de Perez, a lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group II Assessment Report ‘Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability’, to digest the implications of the latest climate science for anticipatory action. Together with Anticipation Hub partners, we will unpack the relevant findings and brainstorm how we can adapt our work accordingly. 

Participants can connect and exchange with other Anticipation Hub partners and the wider community of climate actors during an interactive and engaging discussion with Dr Erin Coughlan de Perez facilitated by Pablo Suarez, innovation lead, Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre.

What is the IPCC? 

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the UN body for assessing the science related to climate change, providing political leaders with periodic scientific assessments concerning climate change, its implications and risks, as well as putting forward adaptation and mitigation strategies. For its assessment reports, hundreds of scientists are nominated by governments to provide a comprehensive summary of what is known about the drivers of climate change, its impacts and future risks, and how adaptation and mitigation can reduce those risks. The IPCC has three working groups: Working Group I deals with the physical science basis of climate change; Working Group II deals with impacts, adaptation and vulnerability; and Working Group III deals with the mitigation of climate change.

What does this have to do with anticipatory action?

As climate change increases the frequency and intensity of extreme events around the world, it becomes increasingly critical for us to anticipate these events before they happen. Our expectations about weather extremes can be out of date, requiring careful thinking to design triggers and anticipatory actions. We will discuss the implications of the IPCC’s findings for our work on anticipatory action on issues ranging from design of science-based thresholds for forecast-based financing, to opportunities and concerns regarding policy and partnerships.


Read the full IPCC report 'Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability' including a summary for policymakers here.

Read eight humanitarian insights from the latest IPCC report through cartoons here.


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This webinar series aims to enable continuous connectivity, interaction and exchange between Anticipation Hub partners and the wider community of anticipatory action actors from global to local levels. The objectives are to:

  • Create a structured space to nurture and connect the anticipatory action community to exchange opportunities and inspire new ideas and innovation.
  • Bridge connections between practitioners, scientists and policymakers/government actors especially between global, regional, national and local levels. 
  • Facilitate opportunities for peer-to-peer learning and exchange between actors championing anticipatory action, especially with governments at country-level.
  • Meet the changing needs, priorities and interests of partners through a flexible/adaptive exchange approach that encourages open, honest and critical discussion. 
  • Help the community to grow by creating a welcoming and inclusive space for new actors interested in the anticipatory action agenda.

The Community Conversations complement the existing exchange activities happening through Anticipation Hub working groups, webinars, mingles and Dialogue Platforms. The webinars are  jointly organized with Anticipation Hub partners and expected to take place monthly, with some flexibility depending on partner availability.  



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