The IPCC opened its 46th meeting with a ceremonial blessing by Chief Christine Zachary-Deom, Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke, followed by interventions from speakers. IPCC Chair Hoesung Lee emphasized the importance of the meeting in the AR6 cycle.
Martine Dubuc, Associate Deputy Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Canada, highlighted Canada’s reliance on scientists to deliver cutting-edge knowledge to support national efforts and implementation of the Paris Agreement.
David Grimes, WMO President, stressed the importance and mutual benefits of collaboration between the IPCC and WMO, especially in regards to developing countries’ participation.
Elena Manaenkova, WMO Deputy Secretary-General, noted the role that national meteorological services play in the IPCC and WMO’s commitment to support IPCC’s activities at all stages of the AR6 cycle.
Jian Liu, Chief Scientist, UN Environment, stressed the importance of bringing science to policymakers, and commended the IPCC for its “bold and courageous” work in this regard.
Cathernie McKenna, Canadian Minister of Environment and Climate Change, via pre-recorded video, highlighted the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change and Canada’s commitment to actions grounded in science.
Also via video presentation, Kirsty Duncan, Canadian Minister of Science, noted the importance of bringing the international community together to address climate change.
Youssef Nassef, UNFCCC Secretariat, discussed areas where the IPCC’s contributions add special value to the UNFCCC, and noted the importance of aligning IPCC cycles with the UNFCCC’s global stocktake cycles.
The Panel also began to address the IPCC budget and funding, including resource mobilization, and heard presentations by the Working Group Co-Chairs on the outlines of their respective reports. A lunchtime Q&A was held on the WG report outlines.
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From L-R: Abdalah Mokssit, IPCC Secretary; Elena Manaenkova, Deputy Secretary-General, World Meteorological Organization (WMO); Martine Dubuc, Associate Deputy Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Canada; Hoesung Lee, IPCC Chair; David Grimes, President, WMO; Jian Liu, Chief Scientist, UN Environment; and Youssef Nassef, Director, Adaptation, UNFCCC
Martine Dubuc, Associate Deputy Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Canada
David Grimes, President, WMO
Christine Zachary-Deom, Chief, Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke
Hoesung Lee, IPCC Chair
Elena Manaenkova, Deputy Secretary-General, WMO
Jian Liu, Chief Scientist, UN Environment
Youssef Nassef, Director, Adaptation, UNFCCC
Pirkko Heikinheimo, Finland
Abdullah Tawlah, Saudi Arabia
Aida Velasco Munguira, Spain
Abdalah Mokssit, IPCC Secretary
José Romero, Switzerland
Helen Plume, New Zealand
Rob van Dorland, the Netherlands
Jolene Cook, UK
Andrew Ferrone, Luxembourg
Oyvind Christophersen, Norway
Working Group II Co-Chairs, Debra Roberts, South Africa, and Hans-Otto Pörtner, Germany
Working Group III Co-Chair Jim Skea, UK
Isabel Di Carlo Quero, Venezuela
Working Group I Co-Chair, Valérie Masson-Delmotte, France
Susanna De Beauville-Scott, Saint Lucia
Working Group II Vice-Chair, Sergey Semenov, Russian Federation
Tina Christensen, Denmark
Jonathan Lynn, IPCC Secretariat, Head of Communications and Media Relations
Birama Diarra, Mali
María Amparo Martínez Arroyo, Mexico
Jim Thomas, ETC Group, with Youba Sokona, IPCC Vice-Chair
Hyun-kyung Kim, Republic of Korea
Jakub Gibek, Poland