Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change

What is the IPCC?

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the leading international body for the assessment of climate change.

The IPCC is an intergovernmental body and focuses on the science-policy interface, i.e. handing over scientific information so that it can underpin government decisions on how to address climate change.

It is open to all member countries of the United Nations (UN) and WMO.

Reports are written by scientists drawn from around the world based on their expertise and geographical balance. 

Governments participate in the review process and the plenary Sessions, where main decisions about the IPCC work programme are taken and reports are accepted, adopted and approved.

The IPCC provides guidelines and best practice advice on preparing greenhouse gas emissions inventories through its Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories.

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What is the IPCC  Bureau?

The IPCC Bureau consists of the IPCC Chair, three IPCC Vice Chairs, Co-Chairs of the three Working Groups and the Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories and 6-8 members of each of the three Working Group Bureaus. The Bureau is chaired by the IPCC Chair (recently elected Dr Hoesung Lee from the Republic of Korea). The Bureau’s work is supported by the IPCC Secretariat based in Geneva.

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IPCC AR6: Schedule

The IPCC is currently in its Sixth Assessment cycle. During this cycle, the Panel will produce three Special Reports, a Methodology Report and the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6).
 
September 2018

Global Warming of 1.5 °C (SR15): An IPCC special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty

May 2019

2019 Refinement to the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories

September 2019

Special Report on Oceans and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC)

Climate Change and Land (SRCCL: An IPCC special report on climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems

2021 

Working Group I, II, II contribution to Sixth Assessment Report (AR6)

April 2022

AR6 Synthesis Report

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