The ATG-Finance was established by decision IPCC/XLV-3. IPCC Trust Fund Programme and Budget. Its terms of reference are contained in Appendix 1 to the decision document. It was established to propose to the Panel, funding options and their implications, that would provide predictable, sustainable and adequate means for a smooth implementation of the IPCC’s programme of work. The ATG-Finance will identify matters affecting the financial stability of the IPCC.
The Task Group’s mandate is complementary to the mandate given by the Panel on resource mobilization. While the primary aim of the efforts on resource mobilization is to secure the financial situation for the Sixth Assessment Report cycle, based on established funding options, the mandate of the ATG-Finance focuses on ensuring financial stability of the IPCC in the medium and long term beyond AR6, including the exploration of new funding options.
The mandate of ATG-Finance has been extended twice, by decisions at the 46th and 47th sessions of the IPCC. Under its current mandate, the ATG-Finance will report on progress to the 48th Session of the IPCC.