The Transformational Climate Science conference was organised in partnership between the Met Office and Universities of Exeter and Leeds

About Transformational Climate Science 2014

The world’s top climate change experts met in Exeter on 15 and 16 May to present and critically reflect on the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s Fifth Assessment Report (AR5).

The Transformational Climate Science conference saw world-leading researchers using the IPCC report’s findings to explore the next steps for climate science research.

The report assesses scientific, technical, and socio-economic factors concerning climate change, its potential effects and the options for adaptation and mitigation.

Conference participants included leading UK and international contributors to the IPCC report, who gave policy and scientific perspectives on the cutting edge of science, social science, and science-policy interface.

Presentations from the event are now available, and videos will be available shortly.

Organising committee

This event was organised in partnership between the Met Office and Universities of Exeter and Leeds.

The organising committee comprised of IPCC authors from the Universities of Exeter and Leeds and the Met Office: Professors Neil Adger, Richard BettsMat CollinsPeter Cox, Piers ForsterPierre Friedlingstein, and Catherine Mitchell.


We tweeted during the event from @UofE_Research using #climate2014. You can still read the conversation online and we welcome any questions.

You may also be interested to read about a recent Twitter Q&A with University of Exeter climate scientists.

Contact - Press

For press office information please contact:

Liz French or Duncan Sandes, Press Office
Email: or 
Phone: 01392 722062 (Press Office)

Contact - Event

For logistical assistance please contact:

Pete Hodges, Research and Knowledge Transfer
Conference office: 01392 722321