The 50th session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC-50) concluded Wednesday, 7 August 2019, with the adoption of the Summary for Policymakers (SPM) of the Special Report on Climate Change and Land (SRCCL). Although the meeting was initially scheduled to end on 6 August, delegates ended up working through the night to reach line-by-line agreement on the SPM in the second Joint Session of IPCC Working Groups (WGs) I, II and III, in cooperation with the Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (TFI). The SPM was forwarded to the Panel for adoption. The Panel also accepted the underlying technical report. The SRCCL SPM has four sections:
- People, land and climate in a changing world;
- Adaptation and mitigation response options;
- Enabling response options; and
- Action in the near term.
IPCC-50 also discussed collaboration between the IPCC and the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), and heard oral progress reports on the Synthesis Report of the Sixth Assessment Report and the Task Group on the Organization of the Future Work of the IPCC in light of the Global Stocktake.IPCC-50 concluded at 3:16 pm on Wednesday, 7 August. The ENB Summary and Analysis of IPCC-50 and of the second Joint Session of WGs I, II and III is available in HTML and PDF.
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