The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is in the process of developing the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5), which is scheduled for completion in September 2014. Working Group III has openings for volunteer chapter scientists. We seek for highly motivated individuals to support author teams with technical aspects of chapter development. This may include fact checking, reference checking, confirming the completeness of responses to reviewer comments, and assisting with figures and tables.
Two researchers from 3CSEP, Veronika Czakó and Sergio Tirado-Herrero were interviewed as part of Duna TV's "Strangers in the greenhouse" Idegenek az üvegházban) series on climate change. Veronika Czakó talked about the possibilities of climate action at the level of local governments, while Sergio Tirado-Herrero explored issues related to buildings' energy efficiency in the Hungarian context.
The European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy organized the 10th annual eceee summer study. This is a unique bi-annual event that gathers policymakers, researchers, activists and professionals around energy efficiency issues. In its 2011 edition, two papers authored by 3CSEP researchers - "Co-benefits quantified: employment, energy security and fuel poverty implications of the large-scale, deep retrofitting of the Hungarian building stock" and "How far can buildings take us in solving climate change?
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) will prepare a follow up publication to “The Emissions Gap Report.” Publication of the report preceded the climate change talks in Cancun, Mexico in 2010. The first report assessed the collective pledges of countries to keep global temperature below a 2 degree Celsius rise. In the new edition of the report, Professor Diana Urge-Vorsatz will be a co-author on the chapter focused on climate change mitigation options.