Erin Coughlan de Perez lead author on Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report

Erin Coughlan de Perez is a lead author of an installment in the sixth report by the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which was released on February 28, 2022.

Based on peer-reviewed literature from the past several years, this newest report details how our changing climate is affecting families, businesses, and cities in countries both vulnerable and powerful—and the steps we can and must take together to adapt and avert disaster.

In an interview with Tufts Now, Erin noted “This isn’t about the future anymore—this is about now…Our risk from extreme events, and our prognosis for what climate change will bring in the future, is more severe than we thought it was in the past. We need urgent, ambitious, transformative changes to society if we’re going to be successful at reducing the impacts of climate change.”

Erin co-authored “Eight humanitarian insights from the latest IPCC report,” which explains key findings of the report for the humanitarian community.

The following outlets have featured Erin’s contributions to the report: