University of Ghana contributes to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assessment report

A Senior Lecturer at the Department of Physics of University of Ghana, Dr. Nana Ama Browne Klutse, is one of the lead authors who contributed significantly to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Assessment Report 6 (AR6).

IPCC is the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change.

It is the reference and authority on matters relating to climate change science and guides negotiations of parties within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Dr. Klutse is one of the few young African climate scientists among the 200 lead authors selected worldwide to assess the Physical Science Basis.

She contributed substantially to the report by leading the Africa section on the chapter ATLAS and other chapters relevant for Africa.

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Again, as the only African on the Task Group Data (TG-Data) team, her contributions were significant to the success of the group.

Among other scientific findings, the report indicates that Africa (and some other regions) have to brace up for more intense and unprecedented weather extremes and more adverse impacts of climate change if greenhouse gas emissions are not mitigated.

These echo once again how relevant and timely climate change science research programme is for Africa.

The University is proud of Dr. Browne Klutse’s achievements – according to th university’s website.

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About Dr. Nana Ama Browne Klutse

Nana Ama Browne Klutse was born on 23 May 1981 at Nyanfeku Ekroful. She had her primary education at the Anomabo Methodist Primary and JHS.

She continued to Mfantsiman Girls Secondary school and later went to University of Cape Coast in Ghana to read BSc Physics. She pursued her PhD Climatology at University of Cape Town in South Africa.

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Dr Klutse studies climate dynamics of West Africa. Her work focuses on climate science and development specifically on the African monsoon.

She is a senior lecturer at the Department of Physics, University of Ghana.

In the past, she managed the Remote Sensing and Climate Centre.

Klutse is a Climate Science Fellow of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences and a lead author contributing to the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report (AR6).

She also actively encourages girls in Ghana to consider science careers and supports improvements in science education in the country.

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Klutse worked at the Ghana Space Science and Technology Institute of the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission as a senior research scientist from 2016 to 2018.

Prior to this, she had been a guest lecturer at the West African Science Service Centre on Climate and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL) in Akure, Nigeria.

Please find the full report here: https://www.ipcc.ch/report/sixth-assessment-report-working-group-i

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