CoP-16 IAI’s side event on climate change research

The IPCC, in its Fourth Assessment Report (AR4), identified a number of areas in which additional knowledge is needed, among them extreme climatic events such as hurricanes.

At SBSTA-33, held during COP-16 in Cancun, Mexico, 2010, the IAI participated in a side-event organized by the UNFCCC Secretariat on climate change research and presented emerging scientific findings of two CRN projects. During the side-event, IAI project investigator Kam-biu Liu (Louisiana) summarized recent findings from his CRN 2050 and from collaborations with CRN 2048 led by Graciela Binimelis De Raga (Mexico), on the assessment and reduction of vulnerabilities to cyclones.