Deltares contribute to UN Report on climate change

Published: 28 March 2014

Midnight on Sunday will see the publication of the latest report from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). This second sub-report will look at the global consequences of climate change. A small number of Dutch scientists were involved in writing this report, including Laurens Bouwer of Deltares who, as an expert in the field of flood risks, contributed to the chapter on Europe. He looked at areas that included changes in hydrology, flood damage levels and the required adaptation measures.

Since 1988, the IPCC has published reports on climate change every six years. The reports are based on the available literature. There are three working groups in total, each of which issue their own sub-reports. Bijdrage Deltares aan rapport Verenigde Naties over klimaatveranderingPart I looks at meteorology,Part II describes the impact of floods and Part III covers emission reductions. This second part, which will be published next Sunday night, is based on thousands of journals and reports that appeared between mid-2007 and August 2013.

The summary of the report can be downloaded from 31 March, onwards from the following site: http://www.ipcc.ch/