Garbage burning

Highlights and images for 5 August 2021


Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – IPCC

Garbage burning

A kid from Kalyan, India, happily plays with his kite while garbage burns at a local landfill. (photo courtesy of Aniket Gawade)

On the penultimate day of the meeting, delegates continued their consideration of the Summary for Policymakers of the Working Group I (WG I) contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Four plenary sessions took place during the day, addressing subsections on, among others: 

  • changes in the climate system directly linked to global warming;
  • the scale of recent changes across the climate system; and
  • global surface temperature increase in the near-term.

Several huddles also convened during the day to facilitate agreement on specific sections of the text.