CCIS 2020 Agenda

Preliminary Agenda:

Day 1:  Conceptualizing Components of the Unifying Framework

Wednesday April 15, 2020

8:00am Registration

8:15-8:45am:    Welcome, Motivation and Goals of the workshop (UCAR President and the workshop organizing committee)

8:45-10:00am:  Motivating: The need for a unifying framework
Holly Buck (UCLA School of Law), Will Steffen (Australian National University), Sir David King (Centre for Climate Repair at Cambridge)

10:15-12:15pm: Overview session: Integrated Assessment Modeling, Solar Radiation Management, Carbon Dioxide Removal
Speakers: Dale Rothman (University of Denver), Jim Haywood (University of Exeter), Mark Rounsevell (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)
Panel: tbd, Mariia Belaia (Harvard University), James Hurrell (Colorado State University), Andre Faaij (University of Groningen), Stephanie Roe (University of Virginia), tbd

1:15-3:15pm:    Overview session: Impacts, Ethics and governance,  End-to-end assessment and Communication
Speakers: Andy Parker (University of Bristol), David Morrow (Americal University), Kelly Wanser (Silverlining)
Panel: Jesse Reynolds (UCLA Law School), Gerald C. Nelson (UIUC), Jessica Gurevitch (Stony Brook University), Roger Aines (Lawrence Livermore), Tim Barnes (UCAR), Anna-Maria Hubert (University of Calgary)

3:30-4:30pm    Overview session: Observations, Lab and field studies
Speakers: Jean-Paul Venier (NASA), Rob Wood (University of Washington), David Schimel (JPL NASA)

4:30-5:30pm    Poster Session

5:30-7:00pm    Working Dinner

Day 2:  Integration of different research Communities

Thursday April 16, 2020

8:30-9:00am   Introduction of breakout groups, Questions and Goals

Breakout Session

9:00-10:30am  Preliminary Breakout Session Topics I  (3 different rooms)

1. Integrated, policy-relevant future pathway development - identify Earth System Model needs and inputs from the other communities

2. Earth-System Modeling of combined approaches  - outline current efforts, model uncertainties, needs for model improvement, required observational inputs, and new science questions

3. Values-informed research and ethics of intervention strategies

11:00-12:30pm  Preliminary Breakout Session Topics II (3 different rooms)

1. Impacts for society and ecosystems - identify relevant scenario information and/or metrics needed by these communities

2. Identify communication, education and outreach needs for the public, stakeholders, policy makers

3. Existing frameworks and integration (IPCC, Montreal protocol, other possible entities) and links and connections to other efforts

1:30-2:30pm  Optional Hike

2:30-3:30pm Report and Discussion of 1st Breakout group: short presentation of rapporteurs and panel discussion with all three groups

3:45- 4:45pm Report and Discussion of 2nd Breakout group: short presentation of rapporteurs and panel discussion with all three groups


  • Define paths of integration of different research communities
  • Establish priorities and timelines for collaborative research
  • Identify new, integrated research questions that can be addressed within this new framework

 4:45 - 5:15 pm Final comments for the day.

Day 3:  Framework Development

Friday April 17, 2020

8:30 - 9:00am: Summary of the outcomes so far and steps towards establishing a framework (workshop organizing committee)

9am - 10:30am Round table discussions and interactive work on path forward to identify:

  • Overarching body that leads the framework
  • Working groups belonging to the framework, working group leads
  • Timelines and ways of exchange between working group
  • Desired  outcomes and products of the framework
  • tbd

11:00-12:00 Outcome of round table discussion and Identification of next steps, including plans for proposal writing, workshop report, white paper, etc.

12:00pm Adjourn




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