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46th Session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC-46)

6-10 September 2017 | Headquarters of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Montreal, Canada

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Delegates during the lunch break

View of the dais during the plenary session

Delegates during the lunch break

Ole-Kristian Kvissel, Norway, discussing with Hoesung Lee, IPCC Chair

Highlights for Sunday, 10 September 2017

On Sunday morning, 11 September 2017, the IPCC Working Groups (WGs) II and III concluded their work on the report outlines. The IPCC Plenary then convened in the afternoon and evening, the Panel approved the WG outlines and addressed background, cross-cutting issues and the AR6 Synthesis Report, as well as alignment of the IPCC cycle and the global stocktake under the UNFCCC. The Panel also admitted 12 new observer organizations; heard reports from the Conflict of Interest Committee (COI), and took up various other agenda items. The Panel also agreed to establish a task group on alignment of the IPCC with the global stocktake, holding an expert meeting on short-lived climate forcers (SLCFs), and holding its next Plenary meeting next spring in Paris, France.

IPCC-46 closed at 8:31 pm.

The Earth Negotiations Bulletin summary and analysis of IPCC-46 will be available on Wednesday, 13 September 2017, online at: http://enb.iisd.org/climate/ipcc46/

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Working Group I Co-Chair Valérie Masson-Delmotte, France

Jean-Pascal van Ypersele, Belgium

Éric Brun, France

Hyun-kyung Kim, Republic of Korea

Alice Alpert, US, with Eric Seyama, Swaziland

Annela Anger-Kraavi, Estonia, with Jakub Gibek, Poland

Maesela Kekana, South Africa, discussing with Farhan Akhtar, US

From L-R: Leila Mead, IISD Reporting Services; María Gutiérrez, IISD Reporting Services; and José Romero, Switzerland

Working Group II Bureau group photo

Øyvind Christophersen, Norway

Jolene Cook, UK

Working Group III Bureau group photo

Jonathan Lynn, Head, Communications and Media Relations, IPCC Secretariat, with Hoesung Lee, IPCC Chair

Isabel Di Carlo Quero, Venezuela, and Abdullah Tawlah, Saudi Arabia

Highlights for Saturday, 9 September 2017

On Saturday morning, 10 September, the IPCC Plenary convened to discuss the report of the Ad Hoc Task Group on Financial Stability of the IPCC (ATG-Finance), and the pros and cons of various funding options. In the afternoon and evening, Working Groups (WGs) II and III continued their work on the chapter outlines.

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Delegates during the lunch break

Hoesung Lee, IPCC Chair, with Abdalah Mokssit, IPCC Secretary

Delegates during the lunch break

Abdalah Mokssit, IPCC Secretary, Abdullah Tawlah, Saudi Arabia, and Youba Sokona, IPCC Vice-Chair

María Amparo Martínez Arroyo, Mexico, with Working Group II Vice-Chair Roberto Sánchez-Rodríguez, Mexico

Serhat Sensoy and Eray Özdemir, Turkey

Helen Plume, New Zealand

Elhousseine Gouaini, Chief Conference Officer, World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

Farhan Akhtar, US, and Jolene Cook, UK

Doreen Stabinsky, College of the Atlantic, with Maesela Kekana, South Africa

Abdalah Mokssit, IPCC Secretary, with IPCC Vice-Chair Ko Barrett, US

Olivier Fontan, France, with Pirkko Heikinheimo, Finland

Highlights for Friday, 8 September 2017

On Friday, 8 September, Working Groups (WGs) I, II and III reconvened their plenary sessions to discuss revised WG chapter outlines based on comments made on Thursday. The WGs met in morning, afternoon and evening sessions to continue their deliberations.

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Delegates during the lunch break

Working Group II Co-Chairs Debra Roberts, South Africa, and Hans-Otto Pörtner, Germany, with Abdalah Mokssit, IPCC Secretary

Jakub Gibek, Poland, with Annela Anger-Kraavi, Estonia

Working Group II Co-Chair Hans-Otto Pörtner, Germany, and Abdalah Mokssit, IPCC Secretary

Members of the Bureau and Technical Support Unit of WGI

Isabel Di Carlo Quero, Venezuela, with José Romero, Switzerland

Working Group I Vice-Chair Gregory Flato, with George Enei, Canada

Highlights for Thursday, 7 September 2017

On Thursday, 7 September, Working Groups (WGs) I, II and III convened plenary sessions to discuss their contributions to the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6). Participants made general comments on the WG report chapter outlines and more detailed comments on specific chapters.

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Delegates during the lunch break
Delegates during the lunch break

Delegates from Future Earth during the lunch break

Working Group I Co-Chairs Panmao Zhai, China, and Valérie Masson-Delmotte, France

Hamoud Al-Otaibi and Abdullah Tawlah, Saudi Arabia

María Amparo Martínez Arroyo, Mexico, with Working Group II Vice-Chair Roberto Sánchez-Rodríguez, Mexico

Ramanlal Bhatt Jaivardhan, India

Lindsey Fielder Cook, Friends World Committee for Consultation

Birama Diarra, Mali

Farhan Akhtar, US

Rob van Dorland, the Netherlands

Highlights for Wednesday, 6 September 2017

The IPCC opened its 46th meeting with a ceremonial blessing by Chief Christine Zachary-Deom, Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke, followed by interventions from speakers. IPCC Chair Hoesung Lee emphasized the importance of the meeting in the AR6 cycle.

Martine Dubuc, Associate Deputy Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Canada, highlighted Canada’s reliance on scientists to deliver cutting-edge knowledge to support national efforts and implementation of the Paris Agreement.

David Grimes, WMO President, stressed the importance and mutual benefits of collaboration between the IPCC and WMO, especially in regards to developing countries’ participation.

Elena Manaenkova, WMO Deputy Secretary-General, noted the role that national meteorological services play in the IPCC and WMO’s commitment to support IPCC’s activities at all stages of the AR6 cycle.

Jian Liu, Chief Scientist, UN Environment, stressed the importance of bringing science to policymakers, and commended the IPCC for its “bold and courageous” work in this regard.

Cathernie McKenna, Canadian Minister of Environment and Climate Change, via pre-recorded video, highlighted the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change and Canada’s commitment to actions grounded in science.

Also via video presentation, Kirsty Duncan, Canadian Minister of Science, noted the importance of bringing the international community together to address climate change.

Youssef Nassef, UNFCCC Secretariat, discussed areas where the IPCC’s contributions add special value to the UNFCCC, and noted the importance of aligning IPCC cycles with the UNFCCC’s global stocktake cycles.

The Panel also began to address the IPCC budget and funding, including resource mobilization, and heard presentations by the Working Group Co-Chairs on the outlines of their respective reports. A lunchtime Q&A was held on the WG report outlines.

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“Taichi Single Whip” sculpture by Ju Ming near ICAO headquarters, venue of IPCC-46

View of the room during the opening session

From L-R: Abdalah Mokssit, IPCC Secretary; Elena Manaenkova, Deputy Secretary-General, World Meteorological Organization (WMO); Martine Dubuc, Associate Deputy Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Canada; Hoesung Lee, IPCC Chair; David Grimes, President, WMO; Jian Liu, Chief Scientist, UN Environment; and Youssef Nassef, Director, Adaptation, UNFCCC

Martine Dubuc, Associate Deputy Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Canada

David Grimes, President, WMO

Christine Zachary-Deom, Chief, Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke

Hoesung Lee, IPCC Chair

Elena Manaenkova, Deputy Secretary-General, WMO

Jian Liu, Chief Scientist, UN Environment

Youssef Nassef, Director, Adaptation, UNFCCC

Working Group II Co-Chairs, Debra Roberts, South Africa, and Hans-Otto Pörtner, Germany


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