Scientists and explorers go on an extraordinary mission


An international team of scientists and explorers go on an extraordinary mission in Mozambique to reach a forest that no human has set foot in.

PublishedMay 22, 2020
AuthorNjaal Frilseth
Communication Advisor
Nobel Peace Center


The team, including some of the world’s foremost climate change experts, aims to collect data from the forest to help in our understanding of how climate change is affecting our planet. But the forest sits atop a mountain, and to reach it, the team must first climb a sheer 100m wall of rock.

Photo: screenshot from the film The Lost Forest

The scientist’s work is based on research conducted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.

The Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC) was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, jointly with Al Gore, for their efforts to disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change.

"The local people know of nobody in the surroundings communities who have ever been up to the forest."

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was established by the World Meteorological Organization and the UN Environment Programme in 1988. The panel documents the scientific basis for climate change by summarising the efforts of thousands of scientists. Its reports form the foundation for international climate policies and have created a broader understanding of the relationship between human activities and global warming.

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