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Reactions trail flagship action plan to address interlinked biodiversity, climate crises

Tasneem Essop

Stakeholders have been reacting to the launch of the first ever peer-reviewed workshop report on Thursday, June 10, 2021 by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), which they believe marks an important step in studying the intersection of the  biodiversity crisis and the climate crisis. Tasneem Essop, Executive Director, Climate ...

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Biodiversity and climate crises must be tackled together – IPCC, IPBES

Hans-Otto Pörtner

Because biodiversity loss and climate change are both driven by human economic activities and mutually reinforce each other, neither will be successfully resolved unless both are tackled together. Hans-Otto Pörtner, Co-Chair of IPCC Working Group II This is the message of a workshop report, published on Thursday, June 10, 2021 by 50 of the world’s leading biodiversity and climate experts. Unprecedented ...

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IPCC reschedules report approval sessions

Hoesung Lee

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has rescheduled next year’s approval sessions for the Working Group II and Working Group III contributions to the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) and for the Synthesis Report. Hoesung Lee, IPCC chair The COVID-19 pandemic has delayed scientific work, including the preparation of scientific literature to be assessed in AR6. The work of the ...

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IPCC circulates final draft of Working Group I report to govts for comment

Masson-Delmotte Zhai

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has circulated the final draft of the Working Group I contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) to governments for comment on the Summary for Policymakers, in one of the final stages before plenary consideration of the report. Valérie Masson-Delmotte and Panmao Zhai, Co-Chairs of Working Group I The Final Government Distribution, running ...

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Sixth Assessment Report: IPCC group considering 20,000 comments from govts – Okereke

IPCC Working Group III

As experts from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) commenced a weeklong virtual meeting on Monday, April 19, 2021 to continue their work on the Working Group III contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6), Professor Chukwumerije Okereke, Director of the Centre of Climate Change and Development of the Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike Ebonyi State, who is representing ...

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IPCC Working Group III authors meet to advance report

Shukla Skea IPCC

Experts from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will meet virtually from April 19 to 23, 2021 to continue their work on the Working Group III contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report, which assesses the mitigation of climate change. Jim Skea and Priyadarshi R. Shukla, Co-Chairs of the IPCC Working Group III The meeting, hosted by the Government of ...

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IPCC opens session to consider essential business matters

Hoesung Lee

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has opened a meeting to consider essential business as work on the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) advances amid the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hoesung Lee, IPCC chair Representatives of the IPCC’s 195 Member countries, meeting in the 53rd (bis) Session of the Panel, will convene via electronic means, as a face-to-face meeting ...

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IPCC reschedules Working Group I approval session

Valérie Masson-Delmotte

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has rescheduled the approval session for the Working Group I contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) to July 26-30, 2021 from April. Valérie Masson-Delmotte, Co-Chair of Working Group I The location and modalities of the 54th Session are still under consideration. The Panel also postponed the review of the Final Government Draft ...

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IPCC launches 6th round of scholarship awards

Ko Barrett

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has called for applications for the sixth round of its scholarship awards. IPCC Vice-Chair, Ko Barrett The Programme Officer of IPCC, Mr Mxolisi Shongwe, said in a statement on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 that the scholarship awards encouraged research proposals in living soils, biodiversity, regenerative viticulture, forestry, water management and terrestrial carbon cycle. He, ...

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IPCC authors meet virtually to work on upcoming report

Co-Chairs of IPCC Working Group II

Authors from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group II, which assesses climate change impacts, adaptation and vulnerability, will meet virtually over the next two weeks to prepare the final draft of their contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6). Hans-Otto Pörtner (right) and Debra Roberts, Co-Chairs of IPCC Working Group II More than 260 experts from over 60 countries ...

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