UNEP to present the latest climate science at the National Press Club

Smokestacks in Estonia. Photo: Curt Carnemark/The World BankThe United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is launching the Climate Change Science Compendium at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on 24 September.

As governments prepare to meet in Copenhagen for the crucial UN climate convention meeting in December, the Compendium presents the latest peer-reviewed climate science that has emerged since the 2007 assessment on climate change by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
Founded by UNEP and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the IPCC ended any question as to whether climate change is happening and outlined the likely and sobering impacts of inaction.
The new Climate Change Science Compendium concludes that climate change is accelerating and that the world is pushing, if not pushing past, key tipping points and thresholds.
Speakers include UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner; Dr. Michael McCracken, Chief Scientist for Climate Change Programs at the Science Institute; and Dr. Robert W. Corell, Director of the Global Change Program at the H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics and the Environment.
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Please RSVP by September 22 to Andrea DiPaola at andrea.dipaola@unep.org or (202) 621-5037

The National Press Club
Zenger Room, 13th Floor
529 14th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20045
Thursday, September 24, 2009 10:30am to noon
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