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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report is a clarion call to the world: the time for serious action on climate change is now, before it’s too late. The adoption of the Synthesis Report and its Summary for Policymakers marks the end of the sixth assessment cycle and raises questions about how the next assessment cycle should proceed.
13 March 2023 - 19 March 2023
With the publication of Synthesis Report from the sixth assessment cycle delayed until March 2023, delegates at IPCC-57 focused on the need to prepare for a smooth transition to the seventh assessment cycle, to ensure the Panel remains relevant and continues to provide much needed scientific guidance to advance ambitious climate action.
27 September 2022 - 30 September 2022
With greenhouse gas emissions at their highest ever and rising, delegates and authors worked overtime to finalize the Summary for Policymakers, which presents the key findings of their report, “Climate Change 2022: Mitigation of Climate Change.”
21 March 2022 - 4 April 2022
As a summary of impacts across both human and natural systems, the latest IPCC report, “Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability,” recounts widespread losses and damages to nature and people.
14 February 2022 - 27 February 2022
The first Working Group contributed to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Sixth Assessment Report providing a comprehensive assessment of the physical science underpinning past, present and future climate change.
26 July 2021 - 6 August 2021
Delegates sought to advance the intergovernmental process around the IPCC’s influential climate change reports despite the pandemic, the virtual setting, and simmering tensions.
22 March 2021 - 26 March 2021
During the week-long meeting, participants agreed on an outline for the Synthesis Report of the Sixth Assessment Report, engaged in detailed consideration of the organization of future work in light of the Global Stocktake (GST) under the Paris Agreement, and also adopted the Gender Policy and Implementation Plan.
24 February 2020 - 28 February 2020
The Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC) has some alarming messages in its assessment of the latest scientific knowledge about the physical science basis for, and impacts of, climate change on ocean, coastal, polar, and mountain ecosystems, and the human communities that depend on them. It also evaluates their vulnerabilities and adaptation capacity, as well as options for achieving climate-resilient development pathways.
20 September 2019 - 23 September 2019
The 50th session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change adopted the Summary for Policymakers of the Special Report on Climate Change and Land (SRCCL) and accepted the underlying report. The SRCCL represents the first ever comprehensive look at the whole land-climate system, addressing land as a critical resource, desertification and land degradation, food security, and land and climate change responses. This is the first IPCC report in which most of the authors are from developing countries, with women accounting for 40% of Coordinating Lead Authors.
2 August 2019 - 7 August 2019
8 May 2019 - 12 May 2019