Roger is the Head of Technical Support Unit (TSU) for Working Group III (WG III) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
The IPCC is the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change. The IPCC has delivered its Sixth Assessment report, providing governments around the world with scientific information that they can use to develop climate policies and support international climate negotiations (see www.ipcc.ch for further information). Working Group III (WG III) is one of the three IPCC Working Groups looking at different aspects of climate change; it focuses on options for reducing the rate at which climate change is taking place: what is called climate change mitigation. (For more information on the IPCC and its Sixth Assessment cycle please see this video: https://vimeo.com/561313700.)
The IPCC WG III TSU is based at Imperial College London.
As the Head of the Technical Support Unit for WG III, Roger has overall responsibility for the management of the overarching work programme for WG III. He leads on planning, programme management, finances, and coordinating major WG III IPCC events. He supports the WG III Co-Chairs and Bureau in the preparation and production of the WG III products through the scoping, drafting, review, government approval/acceptance, and publication processes.
As Head of TSU, he is an advisory member of the IPCC Executive Committee, represents WG III on the IPCC Communications Action Team and IPCC Financial Task Team, and provides support to WG III Co-Chairs and Bureau at IPCC Bureau and Panel Sessions.
Prior to joining IPCC, Roger was the Deputy Director of the Open Air Laboratories (OPAL) network, a UK-wide citizen science initiative led by Imperial College London that encouraged members of the public to get hands-on with nature, whatever their age, background or level of ability.
Climate change, citizen science, participatory decision-making, environmental policy, biological monitoring
Roger graduated from King’s College London in 2002, and has since worked in corporate governance, finance and audit, and project and programme management roles in the private and public sector. Roger is a qualified Prince2 and MSP Practitioner and has managed and supported a range of programmes and projects in a variety of functions.
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