IPCC meets in Paris to discuss major 2022 climate change report

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is meeting at UNESCO on 24-28 February to consider the outline of the Synthesis Report for the Sixth Assessment Report, which will provide policymakers in 2022 with the most up-to-date scientific information related to climate change.

The opening ceremony brought together government representatives and heads of UN-Agencies, who stressed the importance of providing a sound scientific basis to develop strong climate policies. It was followed by a panel discussion on the role of knowledge systems to improve climate action.

“The Synthesis Report will integrate all the information the IPCC is preparing in its current special and assessment reports to provide policymakers with the most up-to-date policy-relevant information pertinent to climate change,” said IPCC Chair Hoesung Lee. Due to be released in the first part of 2022, it will serve as the basis for international negotiations and will be ready in time for the first global stocktake under the Paris Agreement in 2023.

IPCC-52 will continue in closed session until 28 February to consider the Synthesis Report outline, to elect a member of the Bureau of the Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories, to launch the regular review of IPCC procedures, and transact other business.