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IPCC extends Working Group I literature cut-off date


The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has extended the cut-off date for scientific literature to be included in the contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) of Working Group I, which deals with the physical science basis of climate change, by four months from September 30, 2020 in the original Working Group I schedule to January 31, 2021. IPCC ...

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IPCC to hold first virtual Bureau meeting

Hoesung Lee

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will hold its first virtual Bureau meeting from May 19 to 20, 2020 to ensure that the preparation of the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) and other urgent business continue despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Hoesung Lee, IPCC chair The IPCC Bureau usually meets two or more times a year to prepare Sessions of the ...

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IPCC to dedicate report to former co-chair who died of coronavirus

John Houghton

The Working Group I contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will be dedicated to the memory of leading climate scientist, Sir John Houghton. Sir John Houghton Sir John, who died of complications from COVID-19 on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 aged 88, is said to be one of the key figures in the ...

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IPCC fixes date for review of global warming report

Valérie Masson-Delmotte

The expert review of the first order draft of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on “Global Warming of 1.5ºC” (SR15) will take place from July 13 to September 24, 2017. The IPCC has called on Expert Reviewers to register for the event from Monday, July 17, 2017 until one week before the end of the review period. Experts ...

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Bilbao hosts maiden authors’ forum for GHG inventories guidelines

Kiyoto Tanabe

More than 190 experts will meet in Bilbao from Wednesday, June 7 to Wednesday, June 14, 2017 to begin work on a new Methodology Report to update the guidelines countries use for estimating greenhouse gas emissions and removals, bringing them into line with the new requirements of the 2015 Paris Agreement. The meeting will launch the preparation of the new ...

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Authors of IPCC 1.5ºC Special Report hold second meeting

UK Met Office

The authors of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C meet from Monday, June 5 to Friday June 9, 2017 in Exeter, UK, for the Second Lead Author Meeting of the Special Report. This meeting, bringing together 86 scientific, technical and socio-economic experts from 39 countries, intensifies work on the Special Report, which will be ...

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Scientists warn Earth could break through major climate threshold by 2032


Global temperatures could exceed 1.5 degrees Celsius above their preindustrial levels within the next 15 years, according to a new scientific study, crossing the first threshold under the Paris climate agreement and placing the world at a potentially dangerous level of climate change. The report comes as climate agreement participants are watching the United States – where the Trump administration is debating whether to withdraw from the Paris ...

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Activists express concern over ‘conflict of interest’ of IPCC authors

Hoesung Lee

The inclusion of two senior employees of ExxonMobil and Saudi Aramco among the authors for a report being prepared by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has incurred the ire of a group of international civil society operatives, who insist that the situation amounts to a conflict of interests on the part of the authors. The IPCC, which is ...

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IPCC meets to draft Sixth Assessment Report outline

Hoesung Lee

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will hold a scoping meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on from Monday May 1 to Friday, May 5, 2017 to draft the outline of the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6). The meeting will bring together 200 experts from some 60 countries. The IPCC decided to produce the AR6 in February 2015. It is due ...

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IPCC agrees outlines of new reports

Youba Sokona

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has agreed the outlines of two new reports that will help governments understand the impact climate change is having on human activities and nature on land and sea and how human activity in these areas is affecting climate change. The decision was taken at the 45th Session of the IPCC, held in Guadalajara, ...

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