Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is a UN body founded in 1988 in Geneva to assess the science related to climate change. The organisation was set up by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). In 2007, the organization together with Al Gore was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. IPCC reports are treated as a basis for designing national and international climate policies. Since 1995 the IPCC has produced five Assessment Reports. The Fourth Report has been prepared by more than 600 authors from over 40 countries. The last one was published in 2014.
Jan Witajewski-Baltvilks will be a lead author of the chapter about innovation, technology development and transfer.
Jan Witajewski-Baltvilks from our Institute has been nominated to be a lead author of the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) as the only author from Poland. The third part of the report will include 17 chapters discussing different aspects of climate change mitigation, for example: energy systems, building, transport and industry, agriculture. Congratulations :)
Jan Witajewski-Baltvilks (PhD) is a graduate of the London School of Economics (BSc
Economics), University of Cambridge (MPhil Economics) and European University Institute (MRes and PhD). He is an economist at the Institute for Structural Research (IBS) and assistant professor at the Faculty of Economic Sciences at the University of Warsaw. Between 2013 and 2015 he was involved in research projects at the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei in Milan. Author of scientific papers and articles about energy and climate economics, including publications in 'Energy Economics' journal. He is a member of the Editorial Board for Climate Policy journal.