As it prepares to transition to a new assessment cycle, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) focused on ways to improve its operations on Wednesday. Delegates resumed their discussion from Tuesday afternoon on the report of the Ad hoc Group on the Size, Structure, and Composition of the IPCC Bureau and Any Task Force Bureau for the Seventh Assessment Cycle, informally known as the Ad hoc Group on Elections. Following an exchange of views, IPCC Chair Hoesung Lee established a contact group for further discussion.
The Panel considered matters related to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and other international bodies, including hearing a report from the Secretariat of the UNFCCC on collaboration between the UNFCCC and IPCC. The panel then considered an update from the Gender Action Team, including on its work to draft a code of conduct.
The Co-Chairs of Working Groups I and II presented progress reports on their contributions to the sixth assessment report.
At the request of Ukraine, delegates observed a moment of silence for the victims of the war in her country.
The contact group convened on Wednesday evening. IPCC-57 will resume its work in plenary on Thursday.