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cc: "Adger Neil Prof (ENV)" <N.AdgeratXYZxyz.ac.uk>, "Brown Katrina Prof (DEV)" <K.Brown@uea.ac.uk>, "Few Roger Dr (ODG)" <R.FewatXYZxyz.ac.uk>, "Goodess Clare Dr (ENV)" <C.GoodessatXYZxyz.ac.uk>
date: Thu Oct 29 09:28:41 2009
from: Phil Jones <p.jonesatXYZxyz.ac.uk>
subject: RE: Impacts
to: "Newell Peter Prof (DEV)" <P.NewellatXYZxyz.ac.uk>, "Martin Adrian Dr (DEV)" <Adrian.MartinatXYZxyz.ac.uk>, Kevin Anderson <kevin.andersonatXYZxyzchester.ac.uk>, "Trott Katharine Ms (ODG)" <K.Trott@uea.ac.uk>, "greg.kaser@htspe.com" <greg.kaseratXYZxyzpe.com>

Pete et al,
I'm away tomorrow and Mon/Tues - back in at UEA on Wed Nov 4.
Here are a few thoughts on the Impacts of the Project
1) In terms of research - I'd also mention that publications will get assessed and
referred to in the next set of IPCC reports (due for publication in 2013 and 2014). Another
impact would be for the research to get reported at COP meetings
2) For the advisory services or communications - monitoring the requests to see why the
take up might be low in some parts of the world or in some sectors.
3) Capacity Building shouldn't be just considered a developing country issue. There also
needs to be an effort educating people how best to incorporate new climate
scenarios/services in the developed world and the university sector as well.
Cheers
Phil
At 14:32 28/10/2009, Newell Peter Prof (DEV) wrote:

Dear All

In haste, attached some thoughts on impacts of each of the outputs to get the ball
rolling

Best wishes

Pete

Professor Peter Newell
School of International Development
University of East Anglia
Norwich
NR4 7TJ
UK
Tel: +44(0)1603 593724
Fax: +44(0)1603 591170
E-Mail: [1]P.Newell@uea.ac.uk
Web page: [2]www.uea.ac.uk/dev/Newell

ESRC Climate Change Leadership Fellow
[3]www.clean-development.com

Find out more about our Msc in Climate Change and International Development
[4]http://www.uea.ac.uk/dev/MScCCID
___________________________________________________________________________________

From: Martin Adrian Dr (DEV)
Sent: Wednesday, October 28, 2009 9:49 AM
To: Newell Peter Prof (DEV); Kevin Anderson; Trott Katharine Ms (ODG)
Cc: Adger Neil Prof (ENV); Brown Katrina Prof (DEV); Few Roger Dr (ODG); Jones Philip
Prof (ENV); Goodess Clare Dr (ENV)
Subject: RE: Impacts
Dear all,

Thanks to all for providing inputs about research themes/priorities and about board
members.

Sorry to add one more task but the one thing that we still need to gather ideas for, is
a section early in the bid that will state the expected impacts of the network as a
whole (i.e. of the research, advisory services, knowledge disemination and capacity
building). I think this is important - there is some cynicism out there about what this
�40million can really achieve above and beyond all the other climate change initiatives
ongoing. I think DfID will enjoy some clear vision on this matter. What will all this
research and disemmination achieve?

We really need this by tomorrow
best wishes
Adrian

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From: Newell Peter Prof (DEV)
Sent: 26 October 2009 11:40
To: Kevin Anderson; Phil Abrahams; Trott Katharine Ms (ODG); Elizabeth Dodsworth -
Global Director, KM
Cc: Adger Neil Prof (ENV); Brown Katrina Prof (DEV); Few Roger Dr (ODG); Martin Adrian
Dr (DEV); Jones Philip Prof (ENV); Greg Kaser; Rachel Nalumoso; Goodess Clare Dr (ENV)
Subject: RE: Annual review
Dear All

Quick update before I leave for Singapore. I just had an hour long conversation with
Shardul about being named as potential CEO of the bid. I filled him on the background to
the bid and how we plan to set things up. He raised a series of issues about the value
added of such a network and how it would interact with other existing initiatives.

Anyway, on whether he would take this on.

He has one of the few permanent positions at OECD, is not many years from retirement and
has a lot to lose so:

* asks that we treat his potential candidacy with high confidentiality as he is well
known at DFID and word will get out quickly
* might want to combine this post with a chair and tenured position (perhaps 50/60% as
CEO, the rest in an academic position, presumably at UEA)
* he couldnt imagine combining this role with ongoing work at OECD as there would be a
conflict of interest since he has to work with so many different donors in his current
role
* the other possibility is to request a secondment or leave of absence from OECD
* he would want a lead time of some months after set up to negotiate terms with DFID, us
etc. This means we would still near an interim director
* he would want to know that the funding is secure irrespective of change of government.
The Tories have said they wont cut development spending but politicians change their
minds he doesnt want to run something which might be scaled down or not even funded at
all
* he wouldnt want his name put forward as one among many but as our preferred choice

All of this strikes me as reasonable, hence my expressed concerns about trying to get a
named senior individual to commit to something like this when there is so much
uncertainty.
If we decide to go forward with this, well need a form of wording that is acceptable to
him.
Ill be in touch again in a week when Im back from Singapore

Best wishes

Peter



Professor Peter Newell
School of International Development
University of East Anglia
Norwich
NR4 7TJ
UK
Tel: +44(0)1603 593724
Fax: +44(0)1603 591170
E-Mail: [5]P.Newell@uea.ac.uk
Web page: [6]www.uea.ac.uk/dev/Newell

ESRC Climate Change Leadership Fellow
[7]www.clean-development.com

Find out more about our Msc in Climate Change and International Development
[8]http://www.uea.ac.uk/dev/MScCCID
___________________________________________________________________________________

From: Kevin Anderson [kevin.anderson@manchester.ac.uk]
Sent: Monday, October 26, 2009 11:30 AM
To: Phil Abrahams; Trott Katharine Ms (ODG); Elizabeth Dodsworth - Global Director, KM
Cc: Adger Neil Prof (ENV); Brown Katrina Prof (DEV); Few Roger Dr (ODG); Newell Peter
Prof (DEV); Martin Adrian Dr (DEV); Jones Philip Prof (ENV); Greg Kaser; Rachel
Nalumoso; Goodess Clare Dr (ENV)
Subject: RE: Annual review
Dear Phil, Elizabeth and Katharine,

I apologies for my delay in getting back to you.

Suggestions for the Science area outside of UEA would be:
(please note these are UK based and going beyond both the UK and Annex 1 nations would
likely be of benefit for a Dfid call?)

Clearly Hadley is appropriate and whilst it is involved with another consortium I
thought this time Dfid had asked for non-exclusivity? If so suggestions are:
John Mitchell
Richard Betts
Jason Lowe
Chris Jones

I also suggest these by complemented with non-Hadley scientists my immediate
recommendations are
Peter Cox University of Exeter
Dave Stainforth UCL
Dave Frame Oxford
John Shepherd Southampton

In terms of translating science related to the global situation to more regional
impacts, Chris West (UKCP09 & Oxford) would be a good place to start.

Kind regards

Kevin

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From: Phil Abrahams [[9]mailto:P.Abrahams@cabi.org]
Sent: 23 October 2009 14:51
To: Newell Peter Prof (DEV); Adger Neil Prof (ENV); Martin Adrian Dr (DEV); Few Roger Dr
(ODG); Brown Katrina Prof (DEV); kevin.anderson@manchester.ac.uk; Trott Katharine Ms
(ODG)
Cc: Greg Kaser; Elizabeth Dodsworth - Global Director, KM; Rachel Nalumoso
Subject: RE: Annual review

Thank you all for these comments. As you see, I have incorporated them into a document
which Elizabeth will work on next week (when Im absent on vacation) as part of the CABI
contribution which is to say the version you see here probably will not be the version
you see sent from her next week (not least because of its length). However, I am still
missing names on the science: Kevin. My apologies if youve sent these already but could
you please forward any proposed names to Elizabeth Dodsworth?

Best wishes
Phil

Phil Abrahams

Market Development Director

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From: Newell Peter Prof (DEV) [[11]mailto:P.Newell@uea.ac.uk]
Sent: 20 October 2009 12:39
To: Adger Neil Prof (ENV); Phil Abrahams; Martin Adrian Dr (DEV); Few Roger Dr (ODG);
Brown Katrina Prof (DEV); kevin.anderson@manchester.ac.uk; Trott Katharine Ms (ODG)
Cc: Greg Kaser; Elizabeth Dodsworth - Global Director, KM
Subject: RE: Annual review

Thanks Neil.

On international policy I would suggest:

Prof. Matthew Paterson (U. Ottawa)
Prof. Michael Grubb (U. Cambridge)
Farhana Yamin (IDS, U. Sussex)
Prof. Frank Bierman (Free University, Amsterdam)
Dr. Fari Zelli (GTZ, Germany)
Prof. Timmons Roberts (Brown U, US)
Dr. MJ Mace (FIELD)
Prof. Ann Florini (Nat U. Singapore)
Dr. Benito Muller (OIES, U. Oxford)




On low-carbon development:

Dr. Jim Watson (SPRU, U. Sussex)
Dr. Adrian Smith (SPRU, U. Sussex)
Dr. Jim Skea (UK CC Committee)
Dr. Axek Michaelowa (U Zurich)
Dr. Xiaojie Xu, Head, International Energy Program, Institute of World Economics and
Politics, China Academy of Social Sciences
Dr. Kirsty Hamilton, Renewable Energy Finance project, Chatham House
Dr. Tim Forsyth, (LSE)
Dr. Ian Rowlands (U Waterloo, Canada)
Dr. Karen Olsen (UNEP Risoe)
Prof. Michael Wara (Stanford U)



Professor Peter Newell
School of International Development
University of East Anglia
Norwich
NR4 7TJ
Tel: (01603) 593724
Fax: (01603) 451999
E-mail: P.NewellatXYZxyz.ac.uk
[12]http://www.uea.ac.uk/dev/Newell

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From: Adger Neil Prof (ENV)
Sent: Monday, October 19, 2009 11:58 AM
To: Newell Peter Prof (DEV); Phil Abrahams; Martin Adrian Dr (DEV); Few Roger Dr
(ODG); Brown Katrina Prof (DEV); kevin.andersonatXYZxyzchester.ac.uk
Cc: Greg Kaser; Elizabeth Dodsworth - Global Director, KM
Subject: RE: Annual review


Peter

Thanks.

In terms of names who would be appropriate on adaptation etc (I think a few UEA
names would be good to include):

Barry Smit University Guelph
Sam Fankhauser (LSE and UK Climate Change Committee)
Richard Klein (SEI)
Ian Burton (Environment Canada)
Ian Noble World Bank
Neil Leary (Dickinson College and former START and AIACC project)
Coleen Vogel (Univ Wits)
Tony Nyong (African Development Bank)
Victor Cruz (University Philippines)
Bruce Capmbell Climate Change Challenge CGIAR etc maybe in another category
Daniel Murdiyarso CIFOR Indonesia
Tao Wang now with WWF China

Hope these help stuimulate thoughts


Neil
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From: Newell Peter Prof (DEV)
Sent: 17 October 2009 16:55
To: Phil Abrahams; Martin Adrian Dr (DEV); Adger Neil Prof (ENV); Few Roger Dr
(ODG); Brown Katrina Prof (DEV); kevin.andersonatXYZxyzchester.ac.uk
Cc: Greg Kaser; Elizabeth Dodsworth - Global Director, KM
Subject: RE: Annual review


Dear Phil

Thanks for this. I am copying to other colleagues at UEA that are part of the bid to
suggest names to you (which I will also do of course). One way would be to aim for a
mix of specialists across each of the themes that the 'Climate Exchange' (CCDKN)
will focus on (i) climate science (of particular importance for developing
countries) (ii) low carbon development (iii) adaptation and (iv) international
policy for development.

As I mentioned at the meeting in London, one way of ensuring synergy across the
research and this annual review will be to summarise latest research in these areas,
rather than duplicate what the IPCC and other do.

Assuming you agree with this, can I invite colleagues to submit a few names under
these headings? Kevin on the science, Neil and Kate on adaptation. I'll send some on
low carbon development and international policy.

Best wishes

Peter

Professor Peter Newell
School of International Development
University of East Anglia
Norwich
NR4 7TJ
UK
Tel: +44(0)1603 593724
Fax: +44(0)1603 591170
E-Mail: [13]P.Newell@uea.ac.uk
Web page: [14]www.uea.ac.uk/dev/Newell

ESRC Climate Change Leadership Fellow
[15]www.clean-development.com

Find out more about our Msc in Climate Change and International Development
[16]http://www.uea.ac.uk/dev/MScCCID
_______________________________________________________________________________

From: Phil Abrahams [P.Abrahams@cabi.org]
Sent: Friday, October 16, 2009 12:19 PM
To: Newell Peter Prof (DEV)
Cc: Greg Kaser; Elizabeth Dodsworth - Global Director, KM
Subject: Annual review
Peter

Im tasked with considering how we manage the outputs of the Annual Review and will
be recommending that a small external Editorial Board is responsible for QA and
identification of authors to be commissioned to write reviews of key papers/findings
etc. The EB will have to be a mix of eminent research, social and policy experts and
can of course, at least in part, be drawn from some of the consortium (especially
UEA) staff. Meanwhile, Ive been Googling for resources that rank scientists in terms
of their climate science citations and/or absolute outputs as potential candidates
to approach for an EB. The site Ive come across at [17]UToronto may not be valid, so
are there sites doing this you can also recommend?

Are the names below, from the UToronto list known to you and worth approaching as a
lined-up EB member? Ive taken an arbitrary selection of names from key institutes
(excluding the rival Hadley Centre) and included names lower down the rankings who
could be put forward as representing some Southern science)

Ranking: 1 Jean Jouzel, CNRS France Ice core data
2 Kevin Trenberth, NCAR, US Decadal variance
3 Joseph Berry, Carnegie, US Plant physiology
5 James Hurrell, NCAR, US NAO
8 Philip Jones, UEA Surface temperature
trends
22 Martin Heimann, MPI Germany Carbon cycle
35 Robert Dickinson, GIT, US Biogeochem Cycles
41 Navin Ramankutty*, McGill, Can Biosphere modelling (*India)
57 Filippo Giorgi, Abdul Salam, Italy Regional modelling
63 Mario Molina*, Scripps US Ozone loss (*Nobel winner,
Mexico)
77 Andre Berger, Louvain, Bel Orbital forcings
79 Venkatachalam Ramaswany, NOAA US


All the best
Phil

Phil Abrahams

Market Development Director

CABI Head Office
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Wallingford
Oxfordshire
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Telephone: +44 (0) 1491 829374
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