In line with World Biodiversity Day, which has the theme “Building a shared future for all life,” climate scientists from the Philippines, Indonesia, and Vietnam talked about the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and its implications for rice production, food security, energy, forestry, marine ecosystems, and policy and governance in Southeast Asia in a forum organized by the Asia Climate Experts (ACE) group.

The discussion was moderated by ICSC associate for policy advocacy Denise Fontanilla and was joined by the following speakers:

  1. Dr. Faye Cruz, Head, Regional Climate Systems Laboratory, Manila Observatory, Philippines; IPCC AR6 Working Group 1 Lead Author
  2. Dr. Dang Kieu Nhan, Director, Mekong Delta Development Research Institute, Can Tho University, Vietnam
  3. Ms. Lourdes Tibig, Climate Science Advisor, ICSC, Philippines; IPCC lead author on the special report on the Oceans and Cryosphere
  4. Dr. Gusti Zakaria Anshari, Universitas Tanjungpura, Indonesia; IPCC AR6 Working Group 2 Lead Author
  5. Dr. Mahawan Karuniasa, Chairman, Indonesia Expert Network for Climate Change and Forestry; Member, Paris Committee for Capacity Building (PCCB)
  6. Engr. Alberto Dalusung III, Energy Transition Advisor, ICSC
  7. Mr. Angelo Kairos Dela Cruz, Deputy Executive Director, ICSC

Experts’ Forum: Situating Southeast Asia in the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report,” was  held on May 23, Monday, from 2:00 to 3:30PM PHL time via Zoom and Facebook Live.