Dr Nathalie Hilmi, Head of the section “Environmental economics” in the Scientific Center of Monaco has been selected as Lead Author for the AR6 IPCC main report in the Working Group II “Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability ». The First Lead Author Meeting (LAM1) of the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report Working Group II (WGII AR6) was held in Durban, South Africa from 20 to 25 January 2019.
Dr Nathalie Hilmi is lead author in the chapter 18 about “climate-resilient development pathways” and in the cross-chapter paper about the Mediterranean. The report will be released in 2021. As reminder, Dr Nathalie Hilmi is also lead author for the Special Report on the “Ocean, Cryosphere and Climate Change” (SROCC), which will be released in Monaco in October 2019.
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