Arrangements for broadcasters for interviews on IPCC Special Report Climate Change and Land

GENEVA, July 30 – Following the press conference at 10.00 a.m. Geneva time on Thursday 8 August 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland, to present the Special Report on Climate Change and Land, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) officials and Special Report authors will be available for broadcast interviews.

The list of IPCC experts available for interview and arrangements for requesting interviews can be found here.

Please note that only interviews arranged via this process will be considered as confirmed. Any arrangements made directly with IPCC experts may be subject to cancelation.

Broadcasters can use the services of Actua Films ( for play-out and live broadcasts at the World Meteorological Organization in Geneva.

Actua Films will be present at the location of the IPCC meeting. They will offer the following:

  • Standup position HD (1080i 59.94 or 25I)
  • Play-out facilities HD/SD (Broadcaster must supply deck outputting HD/SDI w/ embedded audio / 2 channels)
  • HD camera crew available upon request
  • Studio facilities

Broadcasters should agree to the use of these facilities with Actua Films directly; the IPCC is not providing these facilities itself. Actua Films has indicated the following charges:

  • LIVE SHOT EUROPE HD 15min including live crew and camera : CHF 500.-
  • LIVE SHOT ASIA HD 15min including live crew and camera : CHF 600.-
  • LIVE SHOT AMERICAS HD 15min including live crew and camera : CHF 600.-
  • TAPE PLAY-OUT 15min : CHF 300.-
  • ENG CREWS & STUDIO FACILITIES : Pricing upon request

For more information and booking please contact Actua Films: Subject: IPCC Plenary

The IPCC is putting together B-roll clips from the meeting. These are available for download on Pcloud. More B-roll, graphics and interview clips from scientists and delegates will be added after the press conference.

Information about registering to attend the press conference or to access embargoed material can be found here.


For more information, contact:

IPCC Press Office, Email:

Werani Zabula +41 22 730 8120 or Nina Peeva +41 22 730 8142

Mobile: +41 79 704 2459


Notes for editors

About the SRCCL
For the IPCC Special Report on Climate Change (SRCCL), more than 100 scientists from 52 countries are assessing the latest scientific knowledge about climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems. Their interlinkages as well as synergies, trade-offs and integrated response options will be presented. The SRCCL is being prepared under the joint scientific leadership of Working Groups I, II, III and the Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories, and supported by the WG III Technical Support Unit.

About the IPCC
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the UN body for assessing the science related to climate change. It was established by the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in 1988 to provide policymakers with regular scientific assessments concerning climate change, its implications and potential future risks, as well as to put forward adaptation and mitigation strategies. It has 195 member states.

IPCC assessments provide governments, at all levels, with scientific information that they can use to develop climate policies. IPCC assessments are a key input into the international negotiations to tackle climate change. IPCC reports are drafted and reviewed in several stages, thus guaranteeing objectivity and transparency.

The IPCC assesses the thousands of scientific papers published each year to tell policymakers what we know and don’t know about the risks related to climate change. The IPCC identifies where there is agreement in the scientific community, where there are differences of opinion, and where further research is needed. It does not conduct its own research.

To produce its reports, the IPCC mobilizes hundreds of scientists. These scientists and officials are drawn from diverse backgrounds.

The IPCC has three working groups: Working Group I, dealing with the physical science basis of climate change; Working Group II, dealing with impacts, adaptation and vulnerability; and Working Group III, dealing with the mitigation of climate change. It also has a Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories that develops methodologies for measuring emissions and removals. All of these are supported by Technical Support Units guiding the production of IPCC assessment reports and other products.

IPCC Assessment Reports consist of contributions from each of the three working groups and a Synthesis Report. Special Reports undertake an assessment of cross-disciplinary issues that span more than one working group and are shorter and more focused than the main assessments.

About the Sixth Assessment Cycle

At its 41st Session in February 2015, the IPCC decided to produce a Sixth Assessment Report (AR6). At its 42nd Session in October 2015 it elected a new Bureau that would oversee the work on this report and Special Reports to be produced in the assessment cycle. At its 43rd Session in April 2016, it decided to produce three Special Reports, a Methodology Report and AR6.

In October 2018 the IPCC finalized the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5ºC. In May 2019 it released the Methodology Report 2019 Refinement to the 2006 IPCC Guidelines on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories.

Besides Climate Change and Land, the IPCC will release the Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC) in September 2019, subject to approval.

The three Working Groups’ contributions to the Sixth Assessment Report will be finalized in 2021. A Synthesis Report will complete the AR6 cycle in early 2022, integrating all the Working Group contributions and the findings of the three special reports.

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