The Safe Landing Climates Lighthouse Activity is an exploration of the routes to “safe landing” spaces for human and natural systems. It will explore future pathways that avoid dangerous climate change while at the same time contributing to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Lighthouse Activity has five Working Groups, the details of which can be found on the Safe Landing Climates webpage.
In this open call, we are seeking new members for two of the Safe Landing Climates Working Groups. These are:
1. Perturbed Carbon Cycle
The Perturbed Carbon Cycle Working Group has several ongoing activities, focussing on the climate response to CO2 and CH4 emissions, the risk of extreme events and associated rapid change in Greenhouse Gas (GHG) sources and sinks, overshoot scenarios, and the reversibility of the anthropogenic perturbation in the context of negative emissions (Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR), but potentially also methane removal)
We seek self-nominations from experts in the broad fields related to climate and the global biogeochemical cycles, including but not limited to the disciplines of Earth system science, global biogeochemistry, land and ocean ecosystems, atmospheric chemistry, climate mitigation, and Integrated assessments. All interested individuals from the global community are encouraged to apply, particularly individuals from Africa, South America, Asia, and the Small Island States.
2. Safe Landing Pathways
The Safe Landing Pathways Working Group has activities that explore what climate trajectories and destinations are safe or unsafe, for whom, and why.
We seek applications and self-nominations from experts in the broad fields related to Safe Landing Pathways, including but not limited to the disciplines of economics, human geography, public health, biodiversity, conservation and ecosystem management, Earth system governance, and international policy. All interested individuals from the global community are encouraged to apply, particularly individuals from Africa, South America, Asia, and Small Island States.
If you think that you would make a useful contribution to the work of these two Working Groups, please complete the following application form:
The deadline for applications is 2 April 2023.
Please see the online call: https://www.wcrp-climate.org/opportunities/open-call-slc-wg-2023
Would you like to be an affiliate member?
Please also note that we are always looking for new affiliate members for all of the Safe Landing Climates Working Groups. Affiliate members are researchers who are interested in being kept up to date with our Working Group activities and to whom we send relevant invitations and information. There is no time commitment or expectation.
Should you wish to be an affiliate member of any of the Working Groups, please send your name, affiliation, country of residence, a short overview of your research interests, and the names of the Working Groups that you are interested in being an affiliate member of to: tni.o1701479596mw@le1701479596wredn1701479596avn1701479596. An overview of all the Working Groups can be found on the Safe Landing Climates webpage.
Many thanks WCRP Secretariat