MEDIA CENTRE

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


  • Press Release: IPCC holds meeting in Addis Ababa to draft Sixth Assessment Report outline
    Addis Ababa, 28.04.17 - The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will hold a scoping meeting in Addis Ababa on 1–5 May 2017 to draft the outline of the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6). The meeting will bring together 200 experts from some 60 countries. [Full Press Release]
  • Press Release: IPCC presents findings and activities in Nepal
    Kathmandu, 10.04.17 - TThe Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the UN body for assessing the science related to climate change, will present its findings with a focus on South Asia at a regional outreach event in Kathmandu on 11-13 April 2017. [Full Press Release]
  • Press Release: IPCC agrees outlines of new reports
    Guadalajara, Mexico, 31.03.2017 - 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. [Full Press Release] (ar - en - fr - ru - sp - zh)
  • Boletín de prensa: Presentación de hallazgos y actividades del IPCC en México
    Geneva, 24.03.17 - El órgano de Naciones Unidas encargado evaluar la ciencia relacionada con el cambio climático, denominado Grupo Intergubernamental de Expertos sobre Cambio Climático (IPCC, por sus siglas en inglés), presentará sus hallazgos con un enfoque en México en diversos eventos de difusión en Guadalajara del 25 al 27 de marzo de 2017 [Boletín de prensa]
  • Press Release: Experts for Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C selected
    Geneva, 20.02.17 - The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate change (IPCC) has selected the team of experts (Coordinating Lead Authors, Authors and Review Editors) who will prepare the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5ºC: an IPCC special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5ºC 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 (SR1.5). The report will be finalized in September 2018 in time for the facilitative dialogue under the Paris Agreement that will take place later that year. [Full Press Release]
  • Media Advisory: Streaming of the IPCC press conference
    Guadalajara, 30.03.17 - The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is considering the draft outlines of two Special Reports; one on climate change and oceans and the cryosphere and another on climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems, at its 45th Session in Guadalajara, Mexico. [Full media advisory]
  • Media Advisory: IPCC meetings in Guadalajara
    Geneva, 21.03.17 - The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will be holding its 45th Session in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, on 28 - 31 March 2017. Among other issues, the Panel will consider the outlines of two Special Reports, one on climate change and oceans and the cryosphere and another on climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems. [Full media advisory]
  • Media Advisory: Authors of Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C hold first meeting
    Geneva, 03.03.17 - The authors of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C will meet on 6-10 March 2017 in São Paulo, Brazil, for the First Lead Author Meeting of the Special Report. This meeting, involving 86 scientific, technical and socio-economic experts from 39 countries, initiates work on the Special Report, which will be completed in September 2018. [Full media advisory]
  • Media Advisory: IPCC holds preparatory meeting in Dublin for Special Report
    Geneva, 09.02.17 - The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will hold a scoping meeting in Dublin on 13-16 February 2017 to draft the outline of the Special Report on climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems. The meeting will bring together around 100 experts from about 50 countries. [Full media advisory]
Information for media, including press releases and media advisories, about the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) can be found on this page
 

Recorded Webcast of Press Conference

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Recorded Opening Ceremony

  • Synthesis Report, Copenhagen, 27 October 2014


Press releases and advisories

  • Press Release: IPCC presents climate change findings in Russia 
    Moscow, 16.09.15 - Experts from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will outline the findings of their Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) and how to limit and adapt to climate change at an IPCC outreach event in Moscow to be held at the Hotel Borodino on Tuesday 22 September. [Full Press Release in English and Russian]
  • Press Release: IPCC presents climate change findings in Argentina (El IPCC presenta informe sobre cambio climático en Argentina)
    Buenos Aires, 3.09.15 - Los expertos del Panel Intergubernamental sobre el Cambio Climático (IPCC) presentarán los resultados de su Quinto Informe de Evaluación (AR5) y la forma de limitar y adaptarse al cambio climático, en un evento de divulgación en Buenos Aires el viernes 04 de septiembre próximo. [Full Press Release in Spanish]
  • Press Release: IPCC presents climate change findings in Mexico
    Mexico City, 24.08.15 - Experts from Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will outline the findings of their Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) and how to limit and adapt to climate change at an IPCC outreach event in Mexico City on Wednesday 26 August [Full Press Release]
  • Press Release: IPCC presents climate change findings in Southeast Asia  
    Bangkok, 14.08.15 - Experts from Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will outline the findings of their Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) and how to limit and adapt to climate change at an IPCC outreach event in Bangkok on Tuesday 18 August. [Full Press Release]
  • Press Release: IPCC launches complete Synthesis Report  
    Geneva, 18.03.15 - The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) launched on Wednesday the complete version of the Synthesis Report, the concluding instalment of the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5). Written by over 800 scientists from 80 countries, and assessing over 30,000 scientific papers, the Fifth Assessment Report tells policymakers what the scientific community knows about the scientific basis of climate change, its impacts and future risks, and options for adaptation and mitigation. [Full Press Release]
  • Press Release: IPCC takes decisions on future work  
    Nairobi, 27.02.15 - The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has taken a series of decisions to make its reports more accessible and involve developing countries more closely in its work. The decisions, following a review of the future work of the IPCC over the past year and a half, pave the way for the IPCC to prepare its next cycle of reports, which will be initiated by elections for a new Bureau and Chair in October 2015. [Full Press Release]
  • Press Release: IPCC presents findings in Nairobi   
    Nairobi, 23.02.15 - The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) presented the findings of its latest report on Monday to policymakers, civil society, scientists and students from Kenya and other East African countries. Written by over 800 scientists from 80 countries, and assessing over 30,000 scientific papers, the Fifth Assessment Report tells policymakers what the scientific community knows about the scientific basis of climate change, its impacts and future risks, and options for adaptation and mitigation. [Full Press Release]
  • Media Advisory: The IPCC at COP20 in Lima  
    Geneva, 28.11.14 - The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will be playing an active part at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meeting opening in Lima, Peru, next week (COP20).
    [Full media advisory]
  • Press Release: IPCC launches full report on mitigation of climate change  
    Geneva, 28.11.14 - Working Group III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is launching the full version of its contribution Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report in its final format. As the UNFCCC Climate Change Conference prepares to open in Lima, Peru, the IPCC is publishing its assessment of the relevant options for limiting climate change. [Full press release]
  • Press Release: Concluding instalment of the Fifth Assessment Report: Climate change threatens irreversible and dangerous impacts, but options exist to limit its effects
    Copenhagen, 2.11.14 - Human influence on the climate system is clear and growing, with impacts observed on all continents. If left unchecked, climate change will increase the likelihood of severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts for people and ecosystems. However, options are available to adapt to climate change and implementing stringent mitigations activities can ensure that the impacts of climate change remain within a manageable range, creating a brighter and more sustainable future. [Full Press Release: English - Arabic - Chinese - French - Russian - Spanish]
  • Media Advisory: Webcast and live feed of IPCC Press Conference 
    Copenhagen, 30.10.14 - The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is holding a press conference at 11.00 a.m. Copenhagen time on Sunday 2 November 2014 to present the Synthesis Report of the Fifth Assessment Report. [Full Media Advisory]
  • Press Release: IPCC opens meeting to finalize Synthesis Report 
    Copenhagen, 27.10.14 - The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) opened a meeting in Copenhagen on Monday to finalize the Synthesis Report, the last stage of its Fifth Assessment Report (AR5), which provides policymakers with a comprehensive assessment of the risks of climate change. [Full Press Release]
  • Press Release: IPCC launches full Working Group II report  
    Geneva, 15.10.14 - Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is launching the full version of its contribution to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability on Wednesday 15 October. This definitive assessment is the result of years of intensive work by leading experts in the field. It provides the most comprehensive look to date at the widespread impacts and risks of climate change and the opportunities for response. The full version of the Working Group II report includes a Summary for Policymakers, a Technical Summary, 30 assessment chapters, cross-chapter boxes, frequently asked questions, and high-resolution graphics. [Full Press Release]
  • Media Advisory: Interviews with IPCC Synthesis Report authors 
    Geneva, 10.10.14 - Following the press conference at 11.00 local time on Sunday 2 November 2014 in Copenhagen to present the Synthesis Report of the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), IPCC authors and officials will be available for interview. [Full media advisory]
  • Media Advisory: IPCC Synthesis Report 
    Geneva, 24.9.14 - The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will consider the Synthesis Report of the Fifth Assessment Report in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 27-31 October 2014. The IPCC will approve the Summary for Policymakers and adopt the Synthesis Report. [Full media advisory]
  • Statement by IPCC Chair to UN Climate Summit - New York, 23 September 2014 
  • Media Advisory: The IPCC at the UN Climate Summit 2014 
    Geneva, 9.9.14 - Officials from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will be playing an important part at Climate Summit 2014 convened by the UN Secretary-General on Tuesday 23 September 2014 in New York. They will also be participating in other meetings taking place during Climate Week NYC in the week of the summit. [Full media advisory]
  • Press Release: IPCC sends draft Synthesis Report to governments for comment 
    Geneva, 26.8.14 - Authors of the Intergovernmental Report on Climate Change (IPCC) have finished drafting the Synthesis Report of the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) and sent the draft to governments for comments on the text.[Full Press Release]
  • IPCC Statement: UK parliamentary committee report on IPCC 
    Geneva, 29.7.14 - The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change welcomes the interest in its work shown by the report issued on 29 July by the UK House of Commons Energy and Climate Change Committee : Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fifth Assessment Report : Review of Working Group I contribution. [Full statement]
  • Media Advisory: IPCC to present Fifth Assessment Report findings in Southeast Asia 
    Geneva, 1.7.14 - The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will present the findings so far of the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) to governments, civil society, the scientific community, media and other stakeholders in Southeast Asia at a series of outreach events in early July. [Full media advisory]
  • Letter of 28 April 2014 from the Co-Chairs of IPCC Working Group III 
  • Letter to the Economist of 23 April 2014 from Ottmar Edenhofer, Co-Chair of IPCC Working Group III 
  • Press Release: IPCC seeks comment on the Synthesis Report of its Fifth Assessment 
    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 
    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
  • 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]

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