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This page contains news from the IPCC that was issued either as a press release, media advisory or a press statement.


Information for media, including press releases and media advisories, about the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) can be found on this page
 

Recorded Press Conference (Working Group III Report, Berlin)

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Recorded Webcast of Press Conference (Working Group II Report, Yokohama)

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Timetable

The Fifth Assessment Report will be considered by the Panel according to the following timetable:
 
Working Group I (Stockholm, Sweden)
      Press conference
23-26 September 2013
27 September 2013
Working Group II (Yokohama, Japan)
      Press conference
25-29 March 2014
31 March 2014
Working Group III (Berlin, Germany)
      Press conference
7-11 April 2014
13 April 2014
(The IPCC will be meeting for other business on 12 April 2014)
Synthesis Report (Copenhagen, Denmark)
      Press conference
27-31 October 2014
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Press releases and advisories

  • Press Release: IPCC seeks comment on the Synthesis Report of its Fifth Assessment New
    Geneva, 17.4.14 - The expert and government review of the first order draft of the Synthesis Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) starts on Monday 21 April. The Synthesis Report is the final product of the Fifth Assessment cycle. It will integrate key messages from the three recent working group reports: the physical science basis (September 2013), climate change impacts, adaptation, and vulnerability (March 2014), and mitigation (April 2014). [Full Press Release]
  • Press Release: Greenhouse gas emissions accelerate despite reduction efforts - Many pathways to substantial emissions reductions are available New
    Berlin, 13.4.14 - A new report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) shows that global emissions of greenhouse gases have risen to unprecedented levels despite a growing number of policies to reduce climate change. Emissions grew more quickly between 2000 and 2010 than in each of the three previous decades.
    [Full Press Release: English - Arabic - Chinese - French - Russian - Spanish]
  • Media Advisory: Facility for Broadcast Interviews - IPCC Working Group III authors 
    Berlin, 10.4.14 - Following the press conference on Sunday 13 April 2014 in Berlin to present the Working Group III contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), IPCC officials and Working Group III authors will be available for broadcast interview. [Full media advisory]
  • Media Advisory: B-roll from IPCC meeting available for broadcasters 
    Berlin, 10.4.14 - The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has made footage of the opening plenary of the Working Group III meeting, currently taking place in Berlin, available to broadcasters. [Full media advisory]
  • Media Advisory: Webcast of IPCC press conference 
    Berlin, 10.4.14 - The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is holding a press conference at 11.00 a.m. Berlin time on Sunday 13 April 2014 to present the Summary for Policymakers of the Working Group III contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report. [Full media advisory]
  • Letter to the editor of the Wall Street Journal - Berlin, Germany, 9 April 2014 

  • 7 April 2014: Speeches at the Opening Ceremony of the Thirty-Ninth Session of the IPCC, Berlin, Germany  
    • Opening statement by Rajendra K. Pachauri, Chair of the IPCC
    • Statement by Deon Terblanche, on behalf of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
    • Statement by Ms Jaqueline McGlade, on behalf of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
    • Video-recorded message by Ms Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
    • Welcome address by Ottmar Edenhofer, IPCC Working Group III Co-Chair
    • Video Recording of the Opening Session

  • Press Release: IPCC starts meeting to finalize Working Group III report 
    Berlin, 7.4.14 - Government representatives and scientists opened a five-day meeting on Monday of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to finalize a report assessing the options for mitigating climate change, and the underlying technical, economic and institutional requirements. [Full Press Release]
  • IPCC Statement: Mail on Sunday Article 
    Berlin, 6 April - With reference to an article that appeared on 6 April 2014 in the Mail on Sunday, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is issuing the following statement:
    Errors in publications cited by the Working Group II report The Mail on Sunday has reported that there are errors in the Final Draft of the contribution of Working Group II to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change which was released on 31 March 2014. [Full statement]
  • Media Advisory: Interviews with IPCC Working Group III authors
    Berlin, 6.4.14 - Following the press conference on Sunday 13 April 2014 in Berlin to present the Working Group III contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), IPCC officials and Working Group III authors will be available for interview. [Full media advisory]
  • Media Advisory: Reminder - IPCC Working Group III Report
    Geneva, 4.4.14 - The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will consider the Working Group III contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report, covering the mitigation of climate change, in Berlin, Germany, on 7-11 April. This Working Group session will approve the Summary for Policymakers and accept the full report. An IPCC Plenary session will follow the Working Group session to accept the action taken by the Working Group and conduct other IPCC business. [Full media advisory]
  • Presentation of the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (WGII AR5) at the Press Conference held in Yokohama, Japan, 31 March 2014
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  • Video recording of the Press Conference, Yokohama, Japan, 31 March 2014   [English ]
  • Press Release: IPCC Report: A changing climate creates pervasive risks but opportunities exist for effective responses - Responses will face challenges with high warming of the climate 
    Yokohama, 31.3.14 - The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a report today that says the effects of climate change are already occurring on all continents and across the oceans. The world, in many cases, is ill-prepared for risks from a changing climate.  The report also concludes that there are opportunities to respond to such risks, though the risks will be difficult to manage with high levels of warming. [Full Press Release: English - Arabic - Chinese - French - Russian - Spanish]
  • Media Advisory: Webcast of IPCC press conference 
    Yokohama, 27.3.14 - The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is holding a press conference at 09.00 a.m. Yokohama time on Monday 31 March 2014 to present the Summary for Policymakers of the Working Group II contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report. [Full Media Advisory]
  • Press Release: IPCC starts meeting to finalize Working Group II report 
    Yokohama, 25.3.14 - Government representatives and scientists on Tuesday opened a five-day meeting of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to finalize a report assessing the impacts of climate change on human and natural systems, options for adaptation, and the interactions among climate changes, other stresses on societies, and opportunities for the future. [Full Press Release]
  • 25 March 2014: Speeches at the Opening Session of the Thirty-Eighth Session of the IPCC, Yokohama, Japan 
  • Media Advisory: Interviews with IPCC Working Group II authors 
    Geneva, 17.3.14 - Following the press conference on Monday 31 March 2014 in Yokohama to present the Working Group II contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), IPCC officials and Working Group II authors will be available for interview. [Full media advisory]
  • Media Advisory: IPCC Working Group II and Working Group III Reports 
    Geneva, 21.2.14 - The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will consider the Working Group II contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report, covering impacts, adaptation and vulnerability, in Yokohama, Japan, on 25-29 March 2014. It will consider the Working Group III contribution, on the mitigation of climate change, in Berlin, Germany, on 7-11 April. These Working Group sessions will approve the respective Summary for Policymakers and accept the full report. An IPCC Plenary session will follow each Working Group session to accept the action taken by the Working Group.
    [ Full media advisory English - Arabic - Chinese - French - Russian - Spanish ]
  • Press Release: IPCC Working Group I publishes full report  
    Geneva, 30.1.14 - Warming of the climate system is unequivocal, human influence on the climate system is clear, and limiting climate change will require substantial and sustained reductions of greenhouse gas emissions. These are the key conclusions from an assessment by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that is released today in its full and finalized form. [Full press release - Audio Recording ]
  • Media Advisory: IPCC Working Group I to publish full report on 30 January 2014
    Geneva, 24.1.14 - Working Group I of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has now finalised its full report Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis, which will be published online on Thursday 30 January 2014. [Full media advisory]
  • Media Advisory: IPCC Working Group I full report 
    Geneva, 30.9.13 - The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has posted online the full Working Group I contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report in an unedited version, following the release of its Summary for Policymakers on 27 September 2013. [Full media advisory]
  • 27 September 2013: Press conference to present the Summary for Policymakers of the Working Group I contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) - Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis, Stockholm, Sweden  
    • Address by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
    • Statement by Michel Jarraud, Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
    • Statement by Dahe Qin, IPCC Working Group I Co-Chair (Chinese)
    • Presentation by Dahe Qin and Thomas Stocker, IPCC Working Group I Co-Chairs
    • Video Recording of the Press Conference
  • Press Release: Human influence on climate clear, IPCC report says  [Audio ]
    Stockholm, 27.9.13 - Human influence on the climate system is clear. This is evident in most regions of the globe, a new assessment by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concludes.
    [English - Arabic - Chinese - French - Russian - Spanish ]
  • Headline Statements from the Summary for Policymakers of the Working Group contribution to AR5  [Audio ]
    [English - Arabic - Chinese - French - Russian - Spanish ]
  • Media Advisory: Webcast of IPCC press conference
    Stockholm, 24.9.13 - The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is holding a press conference at 10.00 a.m. Stockholm time on Friday 27 September 2013 to present the Summary for Policymakers of the Working Group I contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5). [Full media advisory]
  • 23 September 2013: Speeches at the Opening Ceremony of the Twelfth Session of the Working Group I of the IPCC, Stockholm, Sweden  
  • Press Release: IPCC starts meeting to finalize Working Group I report
    Stockholm, 23.9.13 - Government representatives and scientists opened a meeting of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on Monday to finalize a report assessing the evidence for climate change and its causes. [ Full press release]
  • Media Advisory: Interviews with IPCC Working Group I authors 
    Geneva, 20.9.13 - Following the press conference on Friday 27 September 2013 in Stockholm to present the Summary for Policymakers of the Working Group I contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the Co-Chairs and several Bureau members and many authors of Working Group I will be available for interview. [Full media advisory]
  • Media Advisory: IPCC Factsheets 
    Geneva, 19.9.13 - In advance of the release of the Working Group I contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the IPCC has prepared a series of factsheets in all official UN languages explaining how the IPCC works and how it produces reports. [Full media advisory]
  • Statement: IPCC Statement on the recent articles about forthcoming meetings 
    Geneva, 11.9.13 - In response to the article that was published by the Daily Mail on 7 September and updated on 8 September 2013, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) would like to note that: Contrary to the article the IPCC is not holding any crisis meeting. The IPCC will convene a plenary session to finalize the Working Group I contribution to the IPCC's Fifth Assessment Report, in line with its normal procedures, in Stockholm on 23-26 September 2013. The session has been scheduled for several years and this timetable has been repeatedly publicized by the IPCC. [Full statement]
  • Media Advisory: Fifth Assessment Report – IPCC Working Group I Report
    Geneva, 22.8.13 - The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will consider the Working Group I contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report, covering the physical science basis, in Stockholm, Sweden, 23-26 September 2013. [Full media advisory]
  • Media Advisory: Fifth Assessment Report – general media arrangements
    Geneva, 19.8.13 - The Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is being released in four parts between September 2013 and November 2014. [Full media advisory]

  • Media Advisory: Facility for Broadcast Interviews - IPCC Working Group III authors New
    Berlin, 10.4.14 - Following the press conference on Sunday 13 April 2014 in Berlin to present the Working Group III contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), IPCC officials and Working Group III authors will be available for broadcast interview. [Full media advisory]
  • Media Advisory: B-roll from IPCC meeting available for broadcasters New
    Berlin, 10.4.14 - The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has made footage of the opening plenary of the Working Group III meeting, currently taking place in Berlin, available to broadcasters. [Full media advisory]
  • Media Advisory: Webcast of IPCC press conference New
    Berlin, 10.4.14 - The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is holding a press conference at 11.00 a.m. Berlin time on Sunday 13 April 2014 to present the Summary for Policymakers of the Working Group III contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report. [Full media advisory]
  • Media Advisory: Interviews with IPCC Working Group III authors 
    Berlin, 6.4.14 - Following the press conference on Sunday 13 April 2014 in Berlin to present the Working Group III contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), IPCC officials and Working Group III authors will be available for interview. [Full media advisory]
  • Media Advisory: Reminder - IPCC Working Group III Report
    Geneva, 4.4.14 - The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will consider the Working Group III contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report, covering the mitigation of climate change, in Berlin, Germany, on 7-11 April. This Working Group session will approve the Summary for Policymakers and accept the full report. An IPCC Plenary session will follow the Working Group session to accept the action taken by the Working Group and conduct other IPCC business. [Full media advisory]
  • Media Advisory: Webcast of IPCC press conference  
    Yokohama, 27.3.14 - The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is holding a press conference at 09.00 a.m. Yokohama time on Monday 31 March 2014 to present the Summary for Policymakers of the Working Group II contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report. [Full media advisory]
  • Media Advisory: Interviews with IPCC Working Group II authors 
    Geneva, 17.3.14 - Following the press conference on Monday 31 March 2014 in Yokohama to present the Working Group II contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), IPCC officials and Working Group II authors will be available for interview. [Full media advisory]
  • Media Advisory: IPCC Working Group II and Working Group III Reports  
    Geneva, 21.2.14 - The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will consider the Working Group II contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report, covering impacts, adaptation and vulnerability, in Yokohama, Japan, on 25-29 March 2014. It will consider the Working Group III contribution, on the mitigation of climate change, in Berlin, Germany, on 7-11 April. These Working Group sessions will approve the respective Summary for Policymakers and accept the full report. An IPCC Plenary session will follow each Working Group session to accept the action taken by the Working Group.
    [ Full media advisory English - Arabic - Chinese - French - Russian - Spanish ]
  • Media Advisory: IPCC Working Group I to publish full report on 30 January 2014  
    Geneva, 24.1.14 - Working Group I of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has now finalised its full report Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis, which will be published online on Thursday 30 January 2014. [Full media advisory]
  • Media Advisory: The IPCC at COP 19 in Warsaw  
    Geneva, 8.11.13 - The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will be taking part in the Warsaw Climate Change Conference (COP 19 / CMP 9) with a rich programme of activities. [Full media advisory]
  • Media Advisory: Press conference following the Thirty-Seventh Session of the IPCC in Batumi, Georgia
    Batumi, Georgia, 17.10.13 - The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will hold a press conference on Friday 18 October 2013 to present the results of its 37th Session. [Full media advisory]
  • Media Advisory: Thirty-Seventh Session of the IPCC in Batumi, Georgia 
    Geneva, 6.10.13 - The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will hold its 37th Session in Batumi, Georgia, on 14-18 October 2013, at which it will consider two Methodology Reports of the Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories and other items on its agenda. [Full media advisory]
  • Media Advisory: IPCC Working Group I full report 
    Geneva, 30.9.13 - The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has posted online the full Working Group I contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report in an unedited version, following the release of its Summary for Policymakers on 27 September 2013. [Full media advisory]
  • Media Advisory: Webcast of IPCC press conference
    Stockholm, 24.9.13 - The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is holding a press conference at 10.00 a.m. Stockholm time on Friday 27 September 2013 to present the Summary for Policymakers of the Working Group I contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5). [Full media advisory]
  • Media Advisory: IPCC Website
    Geneva, 21.9.13 - The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has refreshed its website to highlight the forthcoming Fifth Assessment Report (AR5). [Full media advisory]
  • Media Advisory: Interviews with IPCC Working Group I authors
    Geneva, 20.9.13 - Following the press conference on Friday 27 September 2013 in Stockholm to present the Summary for Policymakers of the Working Group I contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the Co-Chairs and several Bureau members and many authors of Working Group I will be available for interview. [Full media advisory]
  • Media Advisory: IPCC Factsheets
    Geneva, 19.9.13 - In advance of the release of the Working Group I contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the IPCC has prepared a series of factsheets in all official UN languages explaining how the IPCC works and how it produces reports. [Full media advisory]
  • Media Advisory: Fifth Assessment Report – IPCC Working Group I Report
    Geneva, 22.8.13 - The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will consider the Working Group I contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report, covering the physical science basis, in Stockholm, Sweden, 23-26 September 2013. This Working Group I session will approve the Summary for Policymakers and accept the full report. A brief IPCC Plenary session will follow to accept the action taken by Working Group I. [Full media advisory]
  • Media Advisory: Fifth Assessment Report – general media arrangements
    Geneva, 19.8.13 - The Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is being released in four parts between September 2013 and November 2014.. [Full media advisory]
  • Media Advisory: Media registration and accreditation FAQs
    Geneva, 19.8.13 - Information about the media registration and accreditation process for IPCC meetings and press conferences can be found here. [Full media advisory]
  • Media Advisory: Fourth Lead Author meeting of the Working Group III contribution to AR5
    Geneva, 24.6.13 - The purpose of this media advisory is to invite national and international correspondents based in Addis Ababa to the opening session of the 4th Lead Author Meeting of Working Group III, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 5th Assessment Report (AR5) which will last from July 1 to 5, 2013. [Full media advisory]
  • Media Advisory: The IPCC at COP 18 in Doha
    GENEVA, 19.11.12 - The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will be taking part in the Doha Climate Change Conference (COP 18 / CMP 8) with a wide-ranging programme of events as it prepares to launch the first part of its Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) in September next year. [Full media advisory]
  • Media Advisory: Press conference with Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (TFI)
    Geneva, 1.6.12 - Climate policy and global climate negotiations rely on a robust scientific foundation to produce sound results. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) provides policy-makers with regular assessments of climate science and its potential impacts, as well as assessments of the possibilities for mitigating climate change. [Full Media Advisory]
  • Media Advisory: Outreach events on Special Report on Managing the Regional Risks of climate Extremes and Disasters
    Geneva, 11.4.12 - A new special report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation (SREX) will be presented in a series of outreach events over the coming months. Events are planned for Latin America, Asia and Africa. The events will be open to the media. [Full Media Advisory]
  • Media Advisory: IPCC releases full Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Weather Events
    Geneva, 21.3.12 - In recent years, extreme weather and climate events have taken many lives and caused billions of dollars in economic losses. Is climate change leading to increases in the number and severity of extreme events? [Full media advisory]
  • Press Conference Advisory: Release of full special report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Weather Events
    Geneva, 28.3.12 - The IPCC is holding a press conference today by telephone to present its Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance climate Change Adaptation. [Full Media advisory]

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