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43rd Session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC-43)

11-13 April 2016 | Headquarters of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Nairobi, Kenya

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Participants attending IPCC-43

On Wednesday, 13 April 2016, the 43rd session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC-43) continued in Nairobi, Kenya. The plenary convened intermittently throughout the day to close agenda items as the revised draft documents became available. In the morning, the Panel closed agenda items on: communications for AR6; review of the Conflict of Interest (COI) policy; and the decision pathway for consideration of requests for access to information or meetings.

In the afternoon, the Panel closed agenda items on: the IPCC Programme and Budget; Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) products, including special reports (SRs) and strategic planning; other matters, including an update on the status of the search for a new IPCC Secretary; and the place and date for IPCC-44.

The contact group on SRs convened in the morning and afternoon, as they worked towards consensus on, inter alia, the number of SRs to produce during the sixth assessment cycle and their themes. On SRs, the Panel agreed to undertake three, on: the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above preindustrial levels and related global greenhouse gas (GHG) emission pathways; climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security and GHG fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems; and on climate change and oceans and the cryosphere.

IPCC-43 was gaveled to a close at 6:05 pm.

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Morning Plenary


View of the dais during the morning plenary


Hoesung Lee, IPCC Chair

Youba Sokona, IPCC Vice-Chair and
Conflict of Interest Committee Chair


Jonathan Lynn, IPCC Secretariat

Khalid Abuleif, Saudi Arabia

Birama Diarra, Mali


David Reidmiller, US

Carlos Martin-Novella,
IPCC Deputy Secretary

Éric Brun, France


Christiane Textor, Germany

Sergey Semenov, Russian Federation


Afternoon Plenary


Delegates gather for the afternoon plenary


Ko Barrett, IPCC Vice-Chair

Jean-Pascal van Ypersele, Belgium


Aziz Elbehri, Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO)

Sadrack Felix Toteu, UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

Alexander Erlewein, UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) Secretariat


José Romero, Switzerland

Trigg Talley, US

Guilherme do Prado Lima, Brazil


Andrew Ferrone, Luxembourg

Lydia Elewa, Egypt


Isabel Di Carlo Quero, Venezuela

Konrad Paulsen, Chile

Abdelmoneim Mabrouk, Sudan


Karen Dodds, Canada

Amparo Martínez Arroyo, Mexico



Contact Group on Special Reports


Delegates gather for the contact group on special reports


Ko Barrett and sxYouba Sokona, IPCC Vice-Chairs,
co-chaired the contact group

Delegates discuss the new text


Around the Venue


Hoesung Lee, IPCC Chair


Delegates speak informally


Taha M. Zatari, Saudi Arabia

Samwel M'Marigi, Kenya


Participants gather at the end of plenary


Delegates between sessions


Delegates from Kenya

Daniel Wepukhulu, Kenya, speaks with
Elisabeth Holland, Solomon Islands


Around the UNEP grounds




International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) Reporting Services team covering IPCC-43 (L-R): Maria Gutierrez; Kiara Worth; Anna Schulz; and Virginia Wiseman


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IISD Reporting Services is grateful to the many donors of the Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) and recognizes the following as core contributors to the ENB: the European Union, the Government of Switzerland (the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN)) and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. General Support for the Bulletin during 2016 is provided by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, SWAN International, the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the Japanese Ministry of Environment (through the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies - IGES), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC).