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42nd Session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC-42)

5-8 October 2015 | Dubrovnik, Croatia


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Newly elected IPCC Chair Hoesung Lee, Republic of Korea, gives closing remarks at a press conference

On Thursday, 8 October, the 42nd Session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC-42) concluded in Dubrovnik, Croatia. Working Group Vice-Chairs were elected in the morning and Task Force Bureau Vice-Chairs were elected in the afternoon.

For Working Group I, Jan Fuglestvedt (Norway), Noureddine Yassaa (Algeria), Fatima Driouech (Morocco), Muhammad Tariq (Pakistan), Carolina Vera (Argentina), Gregory Flato (Canada) and Edvin Aldrian (Indonesia) were elected Vice-Chairs.

For Working Group II, Joy Jacqueline Pereira (Malaysia), Mark Howden (Australia), Sergey Semenov (Russian Federation), Andreas Fischlin (Switzerland), Pius Yanda (Tanzania), Taha Zatari (Saudi Arabia), Carlos Méndez (Venezuela) and Roberto Sanchez-Rodriguez (Mexico) were elected Vice-Chairs.

For Working Group III, Diana Ürge-Vorsatz (Hungary), Carlo Carraro (Italy), Nagmeldin Mahoud (Sudan), Diriba Korecha Dadi (Ethiopia), Amjad Abdulla (Maldives), Ramon Pichs-Madruga (Cuba) and Andy Reisinger (New Zealand) were elected Vice-Chairs.

In the afternoon, the Panel elected Vice-Chairs of the Task Force Bureau (TFB). TFB Vice-Chairs elected are: Darío Gomez (Argentina); Yasna Rojas (Chile); Dominique Blain (Canada); Thomas Wirth (US); Rob Sturgiss (Australia); Fahmuddin Agus (Indonesia); Batouli Said Abdallah (Comoros); Sabin Guendehou (Benin); Irina Yesserkepova (Kazakhstan); Bundit Limmeechokchai (Thailand); Riittaa Pipatti (Finland); and Fatma Betül Baygüven (Turkey).

Following the closing of the elections, the IPCC took up the agenda item on the IPCC Programme and Budget, and under Other Matters they discussed the issue of Special Reports.

IPCC-42 was gaveled to a close at 6:42pm.

For the IISD-RS summary and analysis of IPCC-42 please return to this website on 11 October 2015.

IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB Meeting Coverage, provided daily web coverage and a summary and analysis report from the 42nd Session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC-42), which took place from 5 to 8 October 2015 from Dubrovnik, Croatia. Our summary and analysis report is available in HTML and PDF.



Morning Plenary


Acting IPCC Chair Ismail El Gizouli with members of the IPCC Secretariat


Maesela Kekana, South Africa

José Romero, Switzerland


Celso Pazos Alberdi, Cuba

Ákos Lukács, Hungary

Satoshi Tanaka, Japan


Maritza Jadrijevic, Chile

Ben Anthoy Bacar Moussa, Comoros


Syed Atif Raza, Pakistan

Dan Zwartz, New Zealand

Birama Diarra, Mali


Delegates during the morning plenary


Closing Plenary


Panel during the closing session


Ismail El Gizouli, Acting IPCC Chair

Bruce Stewart, Acting IPCC Secretary


Thomas Stocker, Working Group I Co-Chair for the Fifth Assessment Report

Jean-Pascal van Ypersele, IPCC Vice-Chair for the Fifth Assessment cycle

Jonathan Pershing, US


Delegates give Ismail El Gizouli, Acting IPCC Chair, a standing ovation at the close of the meeting


Newly elected IPCC Bureau members, with IPCC Head of Communications and Media Relations
Jonathan Lynn (far right), hold a press conference after the close of the meeting


Between Sessions


Delegates from Region VI (Europe)


Delegates from Region III (South America)

Fifth Assessment Report Working Group I Co-Chairs Dahe Qin, China, and Thomas Stocker, Switzerland (center), with their Technical Support Unit (TSU) (L-R): Gian-Kasper Plattner; Judith Boschung; Melinda Tignor; and Botao Zhou



Mxolisi Shongwe, IPCC Secretariat, speaks with
Lamin Mai Touray, the Gambia

Carolina Vera, newly elected Working Group I Vice-Chair,
with Álvaro Gabriel Zopatti, Argentina


Jonathan Lynn, IPCC Secretariat, speaks with incoming
IPCC Vice-Chair Ko Barrett, US

Participants consult between sessions


Taha M. Zatari, Saudia Arabia


Muhammad Irfan Tariq, Pakistan, speaks with
Abdullah K. Tawlah, Saudi Arabia

Ifeanyi Daniel Nnodu, Nigeria


Raphaël Cuvelier, Monaco, speaks with Bruna Gaino, Belgium

Joao Lona Tchedna, Guinea Bissau



Around the Venue


Around the Valamar Lacroma Hotel grounds




ENB team covering the IPCC-42 meeting: Kiara Worth; Anna Schulz; Deborah Davenport; and Maria Gutierrez

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