Sixth Assessment Report cycle

The IPCC is currently in its Sixth Assessment cycle. During this cycle, the Panel will produce three Special Reports, a Methodology Report on national greenhouse gas inventories and the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6).
 
The 43rd Session of the IPCC held in April 2016 agreed that the AR6 Synthesis Report would be finalized in 2022 in time for the first UNFCCC global stocktake when countries will review progress towards their goal of keeping global warming to well below 2 °C while pursuing efforts to limit it to 1.5 °C. The three Working Group contributions to AR6 will be finalized in 2021.


Strategic Planning Schedule AR6 (updated: 22 March 2017)

Special Report on global warming of 1.5°C (SR15)

Following the decision of the panel at its 43rd Session to accept the invitation from the UNFCCC, at its 44th Session, the Panel approved the outline of Global Warming of 1.5 °C, 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.
The report will be finalized in September 2018
 
Authors and Review Editors
Outline: Global Warming of 1.5°C
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Schedule

Special Report on climate change and oceans and the cryosphere (SROCC)

At its 43rd Session (Nairobi, Kenya, 11 - 13 April 2016), the IPCC Panel decided to prepare a special report on climate change and the oceans and the cryosphere. The Special Report will be developed under the joint scientific leadership of Working Groups I, II and III with support from the WGII TSU.
The report will be finalized in September 2019
 
The meeting to produce the draft outline for the Special Report was held on 6 - 9 December 2016 in Monaco. The Panel will consider the draft outline during its next Session at the end of March 2017.
 
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Special Report on climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems (SR2)

At its 43rd Session (Nairobi, Kenya, 11 - 13 April 2016), the IPCC Panel decided to prepare a special report on climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems. The Special Report will be developed under the joint scientific leadership of Working Groups I, II and III supported by the WG III TSU.
The report will be finalized in September 2019
 
The meeting to prepare a draft outline for the Special Report was held on 13 to 16 February 2017 in Dublin, Ireland. The Panel will consider the draft outline during its next Session at the end of March 2017.
 
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Graphics and statistics

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

At the 43rd Session of the IPCC in April 2016, the Panel agreed to refine the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories, including producing a Methodology Report in order to update and supplement the 2006 IPCC Guidelines. Work on the Guidelines is necessary to update and provide a sound scientific basis for future international climate action especially under the Paris Agreement. This process will result in a Methodology Report which will be used in conjunction with the 2006 IPCC Guidelines. At its 44th Session, the Panel approved the outline for the 2019 Refinement to the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories.
The Methodology Report will be finalized in May 2019
 
Outline: 2019 Refinement to the 2006 IPCC Guidelines

Fifth Assessment Report (AR5)

AR5: Synthesis Report Working Group I: The Physical Science Basis Working Group II: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability Working Group III: Mitigation of Climate Change

News and Outreach

  • Press release: IPCC presents findings and activities in Mexico (Spanish)
            Outreach event page
  • Address by IPCC Chair at the High-level event on Climate Change and the
            Sustainble Development Agenda, United Nations Headquarters
            Presentation

53rd Session of the IPCC Bureau and 45th Session of the IPCC

The 53rd Session of the IPCC Bureau will take place in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico from 26 - 27 March 2017 followed by the 45th Session of the IPCC from 28 - 31 March 2017 at the same venue.

IPCC Resource Mobilization

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