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

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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Hoesung Lee, IPCC Chair

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

Abdalah Mokssit, IPCC Secretary

Elena Manaenkova, Deputy Secretary-General, World Meteorological Organization

Jacqueline McGlade, Chief Scientist and Director of the Division of Early Warning and Assessment, UN Environment Programme, via video conference

A view of the room during the opening ceremoney

Plenary

Maria Amparo Arroyo Martinez, Mexico

David Reidmiller, US

Martine Vanderstraeten, Belgium

Pemy Gasela, South Africa

Guilherme do Prado Lima, Brazil

Andrej Kranjc, Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories Technical Support Unit

Thelma Krug, IPCC Vice-Chair, with IPCC Vice-Chairs Youba Sokona (left) and Ko Barrett (right)

Ayman Shasly, Saudi Arabia

Jose Romero, Switzerland, and Jean-Pascal Van Ypersele, Belgium

Delegates from Saudi Arabia

Delegates consulting before the morning plenary

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

A view of the dais during the special information session

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

James Skea and Thelma Krug

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

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


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