“Science for Climate Action” pavilion by WMO, IPCC and MERI Foundation to host climate change science at COP27, Egypt

GENEVA, SANTIAGO DE CHILE, Oct 28 – The World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and MERI Foundation, part of the philanthropic group, Philanthropy Cortés Solari, announced today the running of a joint “Science for Climate Action” pavilion at the next month’s COP27 in Egypt.

Featuring the latest knowledge about climate change, the pavilion aims to deliver the science at the heart of the international talks, decision-making and climate action.  

Under the slogan “Connected”, the pavilion will focus on the impact of human activities on communities, economies and ecosystems, in order to move towards concrete mitigation and adaptation actions.

“The message from the scientific community is very clear. The impacts of climate change are already very visible and will get worse. COP27 must accelerate the ambition levels on climate change mitigation and adaptation”, said WMO Secretary-General Prof. Petteri Taalas adding that, “WMO will inform negotiations at COP27 with the latest science on greenhouse gas concentrations and the state of the climate, as well as updates on climate observations, monitoring and research. WMO will unveil an action plan to achieve Early Warnings for All, and initiatives to boost resilience.”

“The time for climate action is now. Science is critical in shaping the policies and actions to tackle the global climate change challenge,” said Chair of the IPCC Hoesung Lee.

“IPCC´s events at the ´Science for Climate Action´ pavilion during the COP27 will put robust climate change science at the front and center for the world´s policymakers”.

Francisca Cortés Solari, Executive President MERI Foundation said: “Science is the only tool we have to move towards effective mitigation and adaptation measures, which allow us to face Climate Change and avoid our own extinction. Achieving reversal of this situation, and complying with the announcements of the previous summits, requires a paradigm shift that calls broad wills and allows dialogues to strengthen collaboration between the public and private sectors, and civil society. We will only achieve sustainable solutions with the effort and presence of all parties,” explained.

From 6 to 18 November, the United Nations annual climate change conference, will be held in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt. Under the motto “Together for Implementation” this year’s Conference of Parties (COP27) seeks to materialize the commitments, actions and agreements reached last year in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

The provisional program of the WMO/IPCC/MERI “Science for Climate Action” pavilion is available here.

The three organizations will stream their respective events live through the following pages:
WMO: wmo.int/cop27
IPCC:  https://apps.ipcc.ch/outreach/viewevent.php?e=5
MERI Foundation: www.fcs.tv

For further information, please contact:

For WMO:
Clare Nullis +41797091397 cnullis@wmo.int.

IPCC Press Office, Email: ipcc-media@wmo.int
Andrej Mahecic, +41 22 730 8516 or Werani Zabula, +41 22 730 8120

For MERI Foundation:
Catalina Manzur +56 9 4508 3616 cmanzur@filantropiacortessolari.cl

Notes for Editors

WMO provides world leadership and expertise in international cooperation in the delivery and use of high-quality, authoritative weather, climate, hydrological and related environmental services by its Members, for the improvement of the well-being of societies of all nations.

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 (UNEP) and the WMO in 1988 to provide political leaders with periodic scientific assessments concerning climate change, its implications and risks, as well as to put forward adaptation and mitigation strategies. In the same year the UN General Assembly endorsed the action by the WMO and UNEP in jointly establishing the IPCC. It has 195 member states.

MERI Foundation
MERI Foundation is a private non-profit institution, part of Cortés Solari Philanthropy, created in 2012, whose mission is to develop scientific research, environmental education in linkage with communities, and advocacy, for the conservation of strategic ecosystems for climate change mitigation.