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45th Session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC-45)

28-31 March 2017 | Guadalajara, Mexico

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Hoesung Lee, IPCC Chair

Delegates from small island developing states discussing loss and damage during the SR2 deliberations


Highlights for Friday, 31 March 2017

On Friday, the Panel adopted decisions agreeing to the outlines of the Special Report on climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems (SR2) and the Special Report on climate change and oceans and the cryosphere (SROCC).

The Panel also adopted a decision on the IPCC Trust Fund Programme and Budget and agreed on the terms of reference for the Ad Hoc Task Group on the Financial Stability of the IPCC.

The Panel agreed that IPCC-46 will convene in Montreal, Canada, during the first week of September 2017.

IPCC-45 closed at 5:07 pm.

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Martine Vanderstraeten, Belgium

Ramanlal Bhatt Jaivardhan, India


Abdelfatah Shibani, Libya

Yun Gao, China


The dais during the press conference after the end of the session


(L-R): Jean-Pascal van Ypersele, Belgium; Eric Seyama, Swaziland; Nasimjon Rajabov, Tajikistan; and José Romero, Switzerland


Hoesung Lee, IPCC Chair, with the Mexican delegation


Highlights for Thursday, 30 March 2017

On Thursday morning, the Panel continued its consideration for the outline of the Special Report on climate change, oceans and the cryosphere (SROCC). The Panel then considered the revised outline presented by the Scientific Steering Committee for the Special Report on climate change, desertification land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems (SR2). In the afternoon, the Panel addressed the IPCC Scholarship Programme and Other Matters.

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The dais during the morning session


Jim Skea, Working Group III Co-Chair (left), talks to Thelma Krug, IPCC Vice-Chair (right)

Isabel Di Carlo Quero, Venezuela


(L-R): Carolina Vera, Working Group I Vice-Chair; Roberto Sanchez-Rodríguez, Working Group II Vice-Chair; and Álvaro Gabriel Zopatti, Argentina


Omar Franco Torres, Colombia

Jean-Pascal van Ypersele, Belgium


Amparo Martínez Arroyo, Mexico

Ayman Shasly, Saudi Arabia


Highlights for Wednesday, 29 March 2017

On Wednesday morning, the Panel discussed the Strategic Planning Schedule and began its consideration of the outline of the Special Report on climate change, desertification land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems (SR2). Discussions continued in the afternoon, following which the SR2 Scientific Steering Committee convened to incorporate comments and suggestions made by Panel members into a refined outline.

In the afternoon, the Panel also began its consideration of the outline of the Special Report on climate change, oceans and the cryosphere (SROCC).

A lunchtime briefing was held on SR2.

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Abdalah Mokssit, IPCC Secretary

Kerstin Stendahl, IPCC Deputy Secretary


Christian Müller, Germany

Working Group III Co-Chair Jim Skea


Participants engage in deliberations


Hana Hamadalla, Sudan

Svitlana Krakovska, Ukraine


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


A view of the dais during the lunchtime briefing on the the Special Report on climate change, oceans and the cryosphere


Hightlights for Tuesday, 28 March 2017

IPCC Chair Hoesung Lee opened IPCC-45, emphasizing the urgency of the Panel’s work in helping understand climate change impacts, risks and options for addressing them.

Elena Manaenkova, WMO Deputy Secretary-General, highlighted synergies, complementarity and co-benefits of WMO and IPCC work.

Miguel Ruiz Cabañas Izquierdo, Undersecretary for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mexico, urged the global community to support the IPCC’s work and to defend the role of multilateralism.

Ibrahim Thiaw, UN Environment Deputy Executive Director, stated that the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development provide clear roadmaps for action. Patricia Espinosa, UNFCCC Executive Secretary, via video message, said the Paris Agreement’s entry into force begins the era of implementation to restore climate neutrality and limit the global temperature rise to near 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.

Rafael Pacchiano Alamán, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Mexico, stressed his country’s commitment to reduce its CO2 emissions by 22% by 2030 and black carbon by 50%. Jorge Aristóteles Sandoval Díaz, Governor of Jalisco, called out the US President for taking a “backwards step” in rolling back actions on climate change, increasing military spending and promoting the fossil fuel industry.

The Panel then adopted the agenda, with some amendments, and the report of IPCC-44. The Panel also discussed: the IPCC Programme and Budget, including resource mobilization and the budget for the years 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020; and admission of observer organizations. The Panel then heard reports on: communication and outreach activities; the IPCC carbon footprint; and the future of the Task Group on Data and Scenario Support for Impact and Climate Analysis (TGICA).

A lunchtime briefing was held on the Special Report on Climate Change, Oceans and the Cryosphere, and the Government of Mexico hosted an evening reception.

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Hoesung Lee (left), IPCC Chair; Rafael Pacchiano Alamán (second from right), Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Mexico; and Jorge Aristóteles Sandoval Díaz (far right), Governor of the State of Jalisco, after the opening ceremony

Hoesung Lee, IPCC Chair

Elena Manaenkova, Deputy Secretary-General, World Meteorological Organization (WMO)


Miguel Ruiz Cabañas, Undersecretary for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico

Ibrahim Thiaw, Deputy Exectuve-Director, UN Environment


A view of the room during the opening ceremony


Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), addressed participants via a video message

Rafael Pacchiano Alamán, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Mexico

Jorge Aristóteles Sandoval Díaz, Governor of the State of Jalisco


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