Looking ahead to COP27 – ecosystems in the latest IPCC reports

Join the Climate Change SIG for this online workshop presenting findings on the effects of climate change on ecosystems based on recent IPCC reports.

Join the Climate Change SIG for an online workshop set in the context of international climate negotiations that will take place at COP27 this November in Egypt.

The workshop will welcome three speakers who will present and discuss findings from the most recent IPCC reports (published 2021-2022):

  • Dr Mike Morecroft (Natural England) – IPCC AR6 working group 2
  • Prof. Pete Smith (University of Aberdeen) – IPCC AR6 working group 3 and Special Report on Climate Change and Land
  • Prof. Camille Parmesan (CNRS and Universities of Plymouth and Texas) – IPCC AR6 working group 2


The speakers will present the IPCCs most recent findings on:

  • Impacts of climate change on ecosystems and biodiversity
  • Opportunities for adaptation to reduce risks to ecosystems and biodiversity. Nature based solutions to reduce risks to people
  • Nature based solutions for reducing net GHG emissions

Participants will be able to:

  • Learn more about the way IPCC operates and opportunities to get involved
  • Get a concise overview of the main ecological findings across the work of the IPCC
  • Have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss findings of the reports

There will be the possibility to ask questions on the day, however, we encourage you to send any questions you already have in advance to climatechange@britishecologicalsociety.org.


Registration is now open until 31 October 2022. The below ticket types are available.

  • BES student member: £5
  • BES member: £10
  • Student non-member: £10
  • Ordinary non-member: £15

If you are interested in becoming a BES member to purchase the BES member rate ticket, you can find out more information and join here. Membership starts from £24, or you can get 12 months free membership if you are an undergraduate, masters, or first year PhD student doing ecology or an ecology-related degree.

If you are from a low/lower middle income country and are unable to afford the full ticket price, please get in touch at SIGs@britishecologicalsociety.org.


The Climate Change SIG is a special interest research group of the British Ecological Society. It helps foster a vibrant community of ecologists who are all working on climate change issues. This includes a full range of climate change impacts, adaptation and mitigation and related topics, relevant to ecology.

For questions or more information, please contact the Climate Change SIG at climatechange@britishecologicalsociety.org