Invisible Cities: Narratives and Science Join Forces to Combat Climate Challenges in Riga

Framing the Special Report on Cities and Climate Change: Exploring Climate Science, Policy, Fiction, and Narrative

On April 16, a gathering of scientists, academics, and various experts will take place in Riga, Latvia for the scoping meeting of the Special Report on Climate Change and Cities. The purpose of the scoping meeting is to establish its structure, focus, and framework. This special report will be the only one included in AR7, and participants of the scoping meeting include leading climate scientists and city experts who will utilize a wealth of knowledge from scholars, city networks, and previous IPCC reports such as the Summary for Urban Policymakers from the Sixth Assessment Report. Despite existing body of work, experts have an opportunity to broaden their knowledge and test narratives that will shape the outcome of the report.

Meanwhile, The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is hosting a special discussion that brings together IPCC authors, climate policy experts, and writers who employ fiction and narrative to challenge the limits of science and policy. The event features an overview of Invisible Cities where authors collaborate with science and policy communities to create new fictional representations of cities facing climate challenges. Additionally, there’s a broader conversation on the significance of narratives in driving climate action.

On April 16, a gathering of scientists, academics, and various experts will take place in Riga, Latvia for the scoping meeting of the Special Report on Climate Change and Cities. The purpose of the scoping meeting is to establish its structure, focus, and framework. This special report will be the only one included in AR7,…

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