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. Work on the process which will produce AR6 outlines will begin with a call for nomination of experts to scope the report in October 2016.
 
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Special Report on impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C (SR1.5)

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).
 
At its 43rd Session (Nairobi, Kenya, 11 - 13 April 2016), the IPCC Panel decided to accept the invitation from the UNFCCC to provide a special report in 2018 on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, and to prepare a Special Report on this topic in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development and efforts to eradicate poverty.
 
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Special Report on climate change and oceans and the cryosphere (SROCC)

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).
 
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.
 
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Refining the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories

The IPCC is currently in its Sixth Assessment cycle. During this cycle, the Panel will produce three Special Reports, a Methodology Report and the Sixth Assessment Report.
 
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.
 
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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

44th Session of the IPCC, Bangkok, Thailand

The 44th Session of the IPCC will take place in Bangkok, Thailand from the 17th to 20th October at the UNCC.

Upcoming Meetings

Recent Meeting Reports