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Webinar: Alarm from IPCC Report, but Hope for the Earth’s Rainforests

The newly released report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) addresses two key issues on battling the Climate Crisis: Adaptation, or the process of adjustment to actual or expected climate and its effects, and Mitigation, or the human intervention to reduce the sources or enhance the sinks of greenhouse gasses. In celebration of Earth Day, CfRN will kick off a 2-part series on these latest findings.

Part one will focus on the Earth’s adaptation to the impacts of Climate Change. Many natural systems, including some rainforests, are near reaching limits to adjust to this threat. As global warming increases, extreme climate related events such as droughts, heat waves and fires affect forests and may limit their ability to regenerate. However, it isn’t too late for forests to adapt to climate change. Opportunities exist for rainforest countries to develop new forest restoration policies and continue to slow, stop, and reverse global deforestation.

Join the first webinar and hear Thelma Krug, Vice Chair of the IPCC and Senior Technical Expert for CfRN, discuss the latest climate science report and what measures can be implemented to improve the capacity of our forests to adapt to climate change.

Speaker: Thelma Krug, CfRN Senior Team Expert.

Time: Earth Day – April 22, 2022 @ 10:00 EST / 3:00pm BST / 4:00pm CET

Thelma Krug is a former researcher at the Earth Observation Coordination at the National Institute for Space Research in Brazil, under the Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communication (MCTIC). She was elected Vice-Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) (October 2015 – October 2022), after having been co-chair of the IPCC Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories from 2002 until 2015. For more than 15 years she represented Brazil in the negotiations at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).