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44th Session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC-44)

17-20 October 2016 | United Nations Conference Centre (UNCC), Bangkok, Thailand

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Daily Web CoverageAbout | 17 Oct | 18 Oct | 19 Oct | 20 Oct | Summary

General Surasak Kanjanarat, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Thailand, Hoesung Lee, IPCC Chair, and Abdalah Mokssit, IPCC Secretary

A view of the dais: Sophie Schlingemann , IPCC Secretariat, IPCC Chair Hoesung Lee, Abdalah Mokssit, IPCC Secretary, and Carlos Martin-Novella, IPCC Deputy Secretary

Highlights for Thursday, 20 October 2016

On Thursday, the forty-fourth meeting of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC-44) convened for its final day. In the morning, the IPCC adopted several decisions, including on the Workshop on Climate Change and Cities, the IPCC Scholarship Programme, the Outline of Methodology Report to Refine the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National GHG Inventories, and the Special Report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above preindustrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty. The Panel also discussed and adopted a decision on procedures related to conflict of interest.

In the afternoon, the Panel adopted decisions on programme of work and budget, communications for the sixth assessment report (AR6), and the future of the Task Group on Data and Scenario Support for Impact and Climate Analysis (TGICA). Panel members also discussed the scoping process for AR6.

Closing the meeting, IPCC Chair Hoesung Lee said the spirit of compromise and collaboration inspired him with hope that the IPCC will be able to deliver a set of strong, policy-relevant assessments in this assessment cycle. IPCC-44 closed at 5:42 pm.

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IPCC Chair Hoesung Lee

Delegates discuss the decision text on the 1.5°C Special Report

Saudi Arabia with IPCC Chair Hoesung Lee and members of the Secretariat

IPCC Vice-Chairs Thelma Krug and Ko Barrett with Working Group III Vice-Chair Andy Reisinger

Youba Sokona, IPCC Vice-Chair

Simon Eggleston, Global Climate Observing System,
Leandro Buendia
, the Philippines, TFI Co-Chair Kiyoto Tanabe

Kiyoto Tanabe and Eduardo Calvo Buendia, TFI Co-Chairs

Susanna de Beauville Scott, Saint Lucia

Helen Plume, New Zealand

Highlights for Wednesday, 19 October 2016

On Wednesday, the forty-fourth meeting of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC-44) continued. In the morning, the IPCC discussed: the expert meeting on Mitigation, Sustainability and Climate Stabilization Scenarios; the future of the Task Group on Data and Scenario Support for Impact and Climate Analysis (TGICA); and communications for the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6).

In the afternoon, IPCC-44 took up the IPCC Scholarship Programme and continued discussion on the special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above preindustrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty.

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IPCC Chair Hoesung Lee and members of the Secretariat consulting with the Working Group Co-Chairs

Thelma Krug, IPCC Vice-Chair and Chair of the Scientific Steering Committee for the Special Report on 1.5°C

Jonathan Lynn, Head, Communications and
Media Relations, IPCC Secretariat

Bruce Hewitson and Timothy Carter, Co-Chairs, Task Group on Data and Scenario Support for Impact and Climate Analysis (TGICA)

Christo Artusio, US, and Thelma Krug, IPCC Vice-Chair

Jean-Pascal van Ypersele, Belgium, Marcel Berk, the Netherlands, and Leo Meyer, University College London

Working Group III Co-Chairs Jim Skea and Priyadarshi R. Shukla

IPCC Deputy Secretary Carlos Martin-Novella, IPCC Vice-Chair Youba Sokona and IPCC Secretary Abdalah Mokssit

Fatima Driouech, Morocco, and Birama Diarra, Mali

Highlights for Tuesday, 18 October

On Tuesday, the forty-fourth session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC-44) continued in Bangkok, Thailand. In the morning, discussions continued on the participation of developing countries in the Panel’s activities. Participants also heard a report on the IPCC’s carbon footprint, and discussed the review of the IPCC conflict of interest policy and the workshop on Climate Change and Cities.

In the afternoon, the Panel discussed the revised outline for the special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above preindustrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development and efforts to eradicate poverty. The IPCC also discussed the outline of the methodology reports to refine the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse (GHG) Gas Inventories, which the Panel agreed to dedicate to Jim Penman.

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Thelma Krug, IPCC Vice-Chair and Chair of the Scientific Steering Committee for the 1.5°C Special Report, consulting with the Working Group Co-Chairs

Participants stand for a moment of silence to pay respects to Jim Penman, UK, who passed away

Delegates during the morning plenary

Working Group II Co-Chair Debra Roberts

Ramon Pichs-Madruga, Cuba and Working Group III Vice-Chair

Diana Urge-Vorsatz, Hungary and Working Group III Vice-Chair, and András Huszar, Hungary

Panmao Zhai, Working Group I Co-Chair

IPCC Vice-Chair Youba Sokona, Leo Meyer, University College London, and Martine Vanderstraeten, Belgium

Highlights for Monday, 17 October 2016

After observing a minute of silence for the passing of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the forty-fourth meeting of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC-44) convened on Monday in Bangkok, Thailand. In the morning, the IPCC-44 heard opening statements and discussed the IPCC Work Programme and Budget and admission of observers. It also heard a report on the communications of products from the sixth assessment report (AR6).

During lunch, participants attended a special information session on the scoping of the special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above preindustrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development and efforts to eradicate poverty.

Following the special information session, the IPCC-44 took up the outline of that report. Also in the afternoon, the IPCC heard reports on the status of the establishment of the Technical Support Units and on the participation of developing countries in IPCC activities.

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IPCC Chair Hoesung Lee

Florin Vladu, Adaptation Programme Manager, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

Kaveh Zahedi, Deputy Exectuive Secretary for Sustainable Development, UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

General Surasak Kanjanarat, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Thailand

Elena Manaenkova, Deputy Secretary-General, World Meteorological Organization

A view of the room during the opening ceremoney

Maria Amparo Arroyo Martinez, Mexico

David Reidmiller, US

Debra Roberts and Hans-Otto Pörtner, Working Group II Co-Chairs, and James Skea, Working Group III Co-Chair

Participants stand for a moment of silence to pay respects to the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand

Special information session on the scoping of the special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above preindustrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development and efforts to eradicate poverty


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