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47th Session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC-47)

13-16 March 2018 | Headquarters of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Paris, France

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View of the room during the opening session of IPCC-46

The 47th plenary session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC-47) will meet from 13-16 March in Paris, France, at the headquarters of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

This year is the 30th anniversary of the IPCC, and the French government is organizing a commemoration that will take place on Tuesday, 13 March, following the formal opening session of IPCC-47. The commemoration is expected to look back at the 30 years of the IPCC, and climate science and policy, and look forward to the future.

During this session, the IPCC is expected to deal with as much of its business as possible for 2018 so that the October IPCC session will be able to focus on approval of the Special Report on impacts of global warming of 1.5°C (SR15). In addition to SR15, two other Special Reports and a methodology report are being produced as part of the sixth assessment cycle:

  • climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security and GHG fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems (SRCCL);
  • oceans and the cryosphere in a changing climate (SROCC); and
  • a methodology report to refine the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories.

More specifically, IPCC-47 will address, among other things:

  • the budget and the financial stability of the IPCC, and efforts and strategies to mobilize more resources for the IPCC;
  • gender, including ensuring more gender balance in the selection of report authors;
  • how to enhance the role of developing countries in the IPCC’s work;
  • the future of the Task Group on Data and Scenario Support for Impact and Climate Analysis (TGICA), which is a way that the IPCC shares climate data and scenarios among climate scientists;
  • aligning the IPCC’s work with the global stocktake under the Paris Agreement;
  • progress on the three Special Reports and the methodology report; and
  • the selection of authors for the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6).

See the Earth Negotiation Bulletin summary report from IPCC-46 and the analysis for additional information.

IISD Reporting Services, through its Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) meeting coverage, has provided daily digital coverage and a summary and analysis report from IPCC-47. The PDF version is available here.

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Specific funding for coverage of IPCC-47 has been provided by the European Union (EU).