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Ecofys experts selected for international climate work Dr. Niklas Höhne and Dr. Monique Hoogwijk contribute to IPCC Fifth Assessment Report

(PresseBox) (Cologne/Utrecht, ) Two Ecofys consultants have been appointed to work on the next IPCC's major report on the state of knowledge on climate change. Dr. Niklas Höhne, Director Energy & Climate Policy, has been selected as Lead Author of chapter 13, titled "International Cooperation: Agreements and Instruments" of the IPCC's Fifth Assessment Report on climate change. Dr. Monique Hoogwijk, Manager Energy Climate Policy, has been chosen as review editor for chapter 10, titled "Industry".

"The IPCC is the authoritative international scientific body on climate change. It is an honour to participate in this assessment," commented Höhne. "The IPCC Assessment Reports are a vital contribution to the continuing work on climate change and I am delighted to play a role in safeguarding the careful review process," said Hoogwijk. Their commitment is to Working Group 3 which focuses on mitigating climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and their removal from the atmosphere.

Höhne and Hoogwijk are already well acquainted with IPCC work, having both worked on the Fourth Assessment Report in 2007, the year that IPCC was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, shared with Al Gore. Höhne further contributed to the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories. Hoogwijk, meanwhile, is also involved in the Global Energy Assessment, currently underway established by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was set up by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) to provide a regular comprehensive and clear assessment of climate change and the potential environmental, social and economic consequences.

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