Following the recent release of the IPCC’s AR6 Working Group (WG) I Report, CONSTRAIN and the IPCC are hosting an informative workshop to showcase how physically based climate emulators are contributing to the overall IPCC Sixth Assessment Report.

Leading figures in the work of the IPCC will discuss how climate emulators were used by WGI to produce future projections of temperature and sea-level rise, and how the emulator projections will inform the work of WGIII on the mitigation of climate change.

This will be followed by an expert panel discussion, and opportunities for Q and A.

Attendance is by registration only and places are limited.


The workshop is organised as a collaboration between CONSTRAIN (a programme of research funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme) and the IPCC.


The Role of Climate Emulators in the AR6 Assessment
Online workshop
30 September 2021
12:00 UK

12:00-12:05 Welcome and Introduction
New developments since AR5 and workshop objectives
Speaker: Valérie Masson-Delmotte (LSCE (CEA-CNRS-UVSQ/IPSL), Université Paris Saclay)

12:05-12:30 Part 1 – Presentations
The contribution of climate model emulators to the IPCC AR6
Chairperson: Kasia Tokarska (ETH Zurich)

Speakers: Malte Meinshausen (University of Melbourne)
Sebastian Milinski (Max Planck Institut für Meteorologie)
Chris Smith (University of Leeds & International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA))
Robert Kopp (Rutgers University)
Zeb Nicholls (University of Melbourne)

12:30-12:45 Part 2 – Q and A
Moderated Q and A session
Chairperson: Kasia Tokarska (ETH Zurich)

12:45-13:25 Part 3 – Panel Discussion
Reflections from the panel members on the presentations and subsequent Q and A session
Chairperson: Jan Fuglestvedt (CICERO)
Panel: Malte Meinshausen (University of Melbourne)
Joeri Rogelj (Imperial College London)
Keywan Riahi (International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA))
Sonia Seneviratne (ETH Zurich)
Valérie Masson-Delmotte (LSCE (CEA-CNRS-UVSQ/IPSL), Université Paris Saclay)

13:25-13:30 Conclusion
Speaker: Piers Forster (University of Leeds)