Highlights for Tuesday, 24 September 2019
WG Co-Chairs, Technical Support Unit (TSU) members and Lead Authors celebrating the adoption of the report
The 51st session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC-51) concluded Tuesday, 24 September 2019, with the approval of the Summary for Policymakers (SPM) of the Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC). Although the meeting was initially scheduled to end on 23 September, delegates ended up working through the night to reach agreement on the SPM in the second Joint Session of IPCC Working Groups (WGs) I and II. The SPM was forwarded to the Panel for approval. The Panel also accepted the underlying technical report.
Observed changes and impacts;
Projected changes and risks; and
Implementing responses to ocean and cryosphere change.
The SROCC SPM has three sections:
IPCC-51 was also provided with an update on progress for the Scoping Meeting for the Synthesis Report of the Sixth Assessment Report that will meet in Singapore in October. IPCC-51 concluded at 1:39 pm.
IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB Meeting Coverage, provided daily web coverage and a summary and analysis from IPCC-51.
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From L-R: WG II Co-Chair Debra Roberts; WG II Co-Chair Hans-Otto Pörtner; WG I Co-Chair Valérie Masson-Delmotte; WG I Co-Chair Panmao Zhai; and Anna Pirani, WG I TSU
IPCC Chair Hoesung Lee, gaveling the meeting to a close.
WG II Co-Chair Hans-Otto Pörtner
IPCC Chair Hoesung Lee, with Abdalah Mokssit, IPCC Secretary
WG I Co-Chair Valérie Masson-Delmotte
WG II Vice-Chair Mark Howden
From L-R: María Amparo Martínez Arroyo, Mexico; Éric Brun, France; and Ole-Kristian Kvissel, Norway
WG I and II Co-Chairs conferring with Lead Authors (LAs)
IPCC Bureau members conferring with LAs
From L-R: Ayman Shasly, Saudi Arabia; Bushra AlHinai, Saudi Arabia; and Tatiana Dmitrieva, Russian Federation
LAs conferring during a break
WG II Co-Chair Debra Roberts
Alexandre Magnan, LA
José Álvaro Silva and Ivonne Montes, Portugal
Ayman Shasly, Saudi Arabia
Ken Xie, Australia
WG I Co-Chairs and TSU members conferring with LAs
Tatiana Dmitrieva, Russian Federation
Jessica Astier, Monaco
Melinda Tignor, Head of WG II TSU, with Katie Kissick, WG III TSU
LAs discussing the text during a contact group
WG II Co-Chair Hans-Otto Pörtner, with Sophie Schlingemann, Legal and Liaison Officer, IPCC Secretariat
Christian Müller, Germany