Contributions to global climate policy
Our experts work closely with international partners to contribute their expertise to reports on global climate policy such as the globally respected Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report.
Here is a list of academics at the Cabot Institute who have been contributing to the following climate reports:
Professor Matthew Rigby
Professor Matthew Rigby is an expert in the emissions and atmospheric dispersion of greenhouse gases and ozone depleting substances. He is a lead author on the 2018 and 2022 WMO Scientific Assessments of Ozone Depletion, where he led chapters on ozone depleting substances and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).
Professor Dan Lunt
Lead Author on Working Group 1 Chapter 7 and a Contributing Author on Working Group 1, Chapter 2 and Chapter 3 for the IPCC report.
Dr Katerina Michaelides
Contributing Author on IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land (SRCCL), and Chapter 3 on Desertification in the IPCC report.
Professor Daniela Schmidt
Coordinating lead author for Working Group 2 assessment for Europe, and co-author of the technical summary and summary for Policy makers for the Sixth IPCC Assessment Report (AR6).
Professor Paul Bates CBE FRS
Contributor to CCRA2 and CCRA3 of the UK Climate Change Risk Assessment.
Dr Dann Mitchell
Review editor for IPCC AR6 Working Group 1 ‘Human Influence on Climate’ chapter; contributing author for IPCC AR5 Working Group 1, and Special Report on 1.5 degrees (SR15); and contributor to UKCRA3 of the UK Climate Change Risk Assessment.
Associate Professor Matt Palmer
Lead Author for IPCC AR6.
Dr Rachel James
Contributing Author to IPCC Special Report on 1.5°C. Dr James was also involved in some of the first academic work to investigate the emerging international climate policy area of “Loss and Damage” and has briefed government representatives on Loss and Damage and 1.5°C in the UK and at UNFCCC.
Professor Jonathan Bamber
Review Editor for IPCC AR4, contributing author to IPCC AR6, lead author on COP26 briefing on Satellite Earth Observation, participated as a speaker, moderator or in press conferences at COP9 Milan, COP21 Paris, COP23 Bonn. Expert adviser to European Environment Agency on tipping points in the climate system.
Dr Eunice Lo
Contributor to the sixth IPCC Assessment Report - Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis.