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44th Session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC-44)

17-20 October 2016 | United Nations Conference Centre (UNCC), Bangkok, Thailand

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A view of the dais: Sophie Schlingemann , IPCC Secretariat, IPCC Chair Hoesung Lee, Abdalah Mokssit, IPCC Secretary, and Carlos Martin-Novella, IPCC Deputy Secretary

On Thursday, the forty-fourth meeting of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC-44) convened for its final day. In the morning, the IPCC adopted several decisions, including on the Workshop on Climate Change and Cities, the IPCC Scholarship Programme, the Outline of Methodology Report to Refine the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National GHG Inventories, and the Special Report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above preindustrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty. The Panel also discussed and adopted a decision on procedures related to conflict of interest.

In the afternoon, the Panel adopted decisions on programme of work and budget, communications for the sixth assessment report (AR6), and the future of the Task Group on Data and Scenario Support for Impact and Climate Analysis (TGICA). Panel members also discussed the scoping process for AR6.

Closing the meeting, IPCC Chair Hoesung Lee said the spirit of compromise and collaboration inspired him with hope that the IPCC will be able to deliver a set of strong, policy-relevant assessments in this assessment cycle. IPCC-44 closed at 5:42 pm.

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Delegates discuss the decision text on the 1.5°C Special Report

Andreas Fischlin, Switzerland, speaks with David Reidmiller, US

Abdullah Tawlah, Saudi Arabia, speaks with Thelma Krug, IPCC Vice-Chair and Chair of the Scientific Steering Committee for the 1.5°C Special Report

IPCC Vice-Chairs Thelma Krug and Ko Barrett with Working Group III Vice-Chair Andy Reisinger

Said Djamal-Dine, Comoros

Nasimjon Rajabov, Tajikistan

Abdullah Tawlah, Saudi Arabia (left)

Pemy Gasela, South Africa

George Enei, Canada

Working Group Co-Chairs during the plenary

Milag San Jose-Ballesteros, C40 - Cities Climate Leadership Group

Mahendra Kumar, Marshall Islands

Sergey Semenov, Russian Federation and Working Group II Vice- Chair (right)

Omer Ozturk, Turkey

Akio Takemoto, Japan

Leandro Buendia, the Philippines

Youba Sokona, IPCC Vice-Chair

Simon Eggleston, Global Climate Observing System,
Leandro Buendia
, the Philippines, TFI Co-Chair Kiyoto Tanabe

Ali Shareef, Maldives

Susanna de Beauville Scott, Saint Lucia

Delegates during the plenary

Diana Ürge-Vorsatz, Hungary and Working Group III Vice-Chair

Helen Plume, New Zealand

Kiyoto Tanabe and Eduardo Calvo Buendia, TFI Co-Chairs

Guiherme Lima, Brazil

Jean-Pascal van Ypersele, Belgium, and Maritza Jadrijevic, Chile

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