With several business matters yet to be resolved, delegates worked intensively on the final day of the 57th session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC-57) to take up remaining agenda items and conclude its work. The Panel took note of the work of the Gender Action Team, and heard progress reports on:
- the Task Group on Data Support for Climate Change Assessments;
- communication and outreach activities;
- the IPCC Scholarship Programme; and
- the Informal Group on Publications.
Delegates also considered the IPCC copyright policy, with some questioning whether making the policy less restrictive would facilitate broader dissemination of IPCC’s work.
Delegates achieved consensus on the budget, as well as issues related to the size, structure, and composition of the IPCC Bureau and the transition to the seventh assessment cycle. Key elements under consideration included the timing of elections, the length of the next cycle, and lessons learned from the sixth assessment cycle.
IPCC Chair Hoesung Lee closed the session at 9:05 pm (GMT +2).
ENB’s summary and analysis of IPCC-57 will be available on this site on Monday, 3 October 2022.