With the publication of Synthesis Report from the sixth assessment cycle delayed until March 2023, delegates at IPCC-57 focused on the need to prepare for a smooth transition to the seventh assessment cycle, to ensure the Panel remains relevant and continues to provide much needed scientific guidance to advance ambitious climate action.
With the overall objective of promoting sustainable mountain development, the meeting discussed the agenda for the Mountain Partnership going forward, advocating for bringing mountain-related issues to the fore and the core of relevant international processes, as well as for action on the ground. Delegates also elected a new Steering Committee for the Mountain Partnership, updated several of the Mountain Partnership’s strategy documents, and endorsed the Aspen Declaration.
Recognizing the world needs “a sprint, a marathon, and an ultramarathon all at once” on tackling climate change, the Forum convened leaders to build up global ambition to rapidly reduce emissions from methane and other short-lived climate pollutants. Participants heard from high-level officials and actors from both government and the private sector on a variety of themes focused around achieving fast climate action.
18th Meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee to the Stockholm Convention (POPRC-18)
Through its expert reviews, the Committee advanced all but one of the chemicals under consideration to their next stage of being labelled as a persistent organic pollutant. Two chemicals were recommended for listing under the Stockholm Convention: Dechlorane Plus, a flame retardant, and UV-328, an ultraviolet filter used in plastics.