Abdalah Mokssit is the Secretary of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and a meteorologist by profession having studied meteorology at the National School of Meteorology of Toulouse. Before becoming Secretary of the IPCC, he was involved in the IPCC process in various capacities including as Vice-Chair of Working Group I during the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5). Mr Mokssit was the Permanent Representative of Morocco with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) as Director of the National Meteorological Service of Morocco as well as the Third Vice President of WMO, one of IPCC’s parent Organizations. He was a member of several WMO commissions including the Commission on Climatology and the Commission for Basic Systems. He has been active in international cooperation with regional and international centres, such as the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, the African Centre of Meteorological Applications for Development (ACMAD) and the Aladin Consortium, a European group of countries working on numerical weather prediction.
In session: Keynote day 1