Highlights and images for 13 April 2016



On Wednesday, 13 April 2016, the 43rd session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC-43) continued in Nairobi, Kenya. The plenary convened intermittently throughout the day to close agenda items as the revised draft documents became available. In the morning, the Panel closed agenda items on: communications for AR6; review of the Conflict of Interest (COI) policy; and the decision pathway for consideration of requests for access to information or meetings.

In the afternoon, the Panel closed agenda items on: the IPCC Programme and Budget; Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) products, including special reports (SRs) and strategic planning; other matters, including an update on the status of the search for a new IPCC Secretary; and the place and date for IPCC-44.

The contact group on SRs convened in the morning and afternoon, as they worked towards consensus on, inter alia, the number of SRs to produce during the sixth assessment cycle and their themes. On SRs, the Panel agreed to undertake three, on: the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above preindustrial levels and related global greenhouse gas (GHG) emission pathways; climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security and GHG fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems; and on climate change and oceans and the cryosphere.

IPCC-43 was gaveled to a close at 6:05 pm.

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Morning Plenary

View of the dais during the morning plenary

Hoesung Lee, IPCC Chair

Youba Sokona, IPCC Vice-Chair and
Conflict of Interest Committee Chair

Jonathan Lynn, IPCC Secretariat

Khalid Abuleif, Saudi Arabia

Birama Diarra, Mali

David Reidmiller, US

Carlos Martin-Novella,
IPCC Deputy Secretary

Éric Brun, France

Christiane Textor, Germany

Sergey Semenov, Russian Federation

Afternoon Plenary

Delegates gather for the afternoon plenary

Ko Barrett, IPCC Vice-Chair

Jean-Pascal van Ypersele, Belgium

Aziz Elbehri, Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO)

Sadrack Felix Toteu, UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

Alexander Erlewein, UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) Secretariat

José Romero, Switzerland

Trigg Talley, US

Guilherme do Prado Lima, Brazil

Andrew Ferrone, Luxembourg

Lydia Elewa, Egypt

Isabel Di Carlo Quero, Venezuela

Konrad Paulsen, Chile

Abdelmoneim Mabrouk, Sudan

Karen Dodds, Canada

Amparo Martínez Arroyo, Mexico

Contact Group on Special Reports

Delegates gather for the contact group on special reports

Ko Barrett and sxYouba Sokona, IPCC Vice-Chairs,
co-chaired the contact group

Delegates discuss the new text

Around the Venue

Hoesung Lee, IPCC Chair

Delegates speak informally

Taha M. Zatari, Saudi Arabia

Samwel M'Marigi, Kenya

Participants gather at the end of plenary

Delegates between sessions

Delegates from Kenya

Daniel Wepukhulu, Kenya, speaks with
Elisabeth Holland, Solomon Islands

Around the UNEP grounds

International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) Reporting Services team covering IPCC-43 (L-R): Maria Gutierrez; Kiara Worth; Anna Schulz; and Virginia Wiseman