Changes to the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) Strategic Planning Schedule (April 22,  2022)

2023

21 Nov 2022 to 15 Jan 2023 (TBC)SYR Final Government Distribution (FGD)
13 to 17 Mar (TBC)SYR Approval Session

2022

Dates and locations are subject to changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic
29 November 2021 - 30 January 2022
WGIII- AR6 Final Government Distribution (FGD) and Government review of SPM
10 January - 20 MarchSYR - AR6 Synthesis Report Government and Expert Review
14 - 25 FebruaryFifty-fifth session of the IPCC (IPCC-55) and WGII AR6 Approval Plenary (WGII-12)
(Electronic session)
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21 March - 1 AprilFifty-sixth session of the IPCC (IPCC-56) and WGIII AR6 Approval Plenary (WGIII-14)
(Electronic session)
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11 - 15 April

TFI - 3rd Expert Meeting on Short-lived Climate Forcers (SLCFs) (Virtual meeting)
25 - 28 April

SYR - AR6 Core Writing Team 3 (CWT-3)
(Dublin, Ireland)
16 - 17 May
Sixty-first session of the IPCC Bureau
(Virtual)
2 June
Sixty-second session of the IPCC Bureau
(Virtual)
(TBD)
SYR - AR6 Final Government Distribution (FGD) and Government review of SPM
28 June - 1 July TFI - EFDB meetings (20th meeting of Editorial Board and 19th and 20th Data meetings)
(Bilbao, Spain)
26 - 28 July TFI - Expert meeting to collect EFDB and Software Users feedbacks
(Roma, Italy)
5 - 7 SeptemberTFI - Expert Meeting on Use of Atmospheric Observation Data in Emission Inventories
(Geneva, Switzerland)
8 - 9 September34th meeting of Task Force Bureau
(Geneva, Switzerland)
27 - 30 SeptemberFifty-seventh session of the IPCC (IPCC-57)
(Geneva, Switzerland)
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21 Nov - 15 Jan 2023 (TBC)
SYR Final Government Distribution

2021

Dates and locations are subject to changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic
4 Dec 2020 - 29 JanWGII - AR6 Expert & Government Review of the SOD & the FOD of the Summary for Policymakers (SPM)
18 Jan - 14 MarWGIII - AR6 Expert & Government Review of the SOD & the FOD of the Summary for Policymakers (SPM)
25 - 31 JanSYR - AR6 Core Writing Team 1 (CWT-1)
(Virtual meeting)
1 - 7 Feb (TBC)WG II - AR6 SPM Drafting Authors' meeting
15 - 19 FebWG I - AR6 Fourth Lead Author Meeting (LAM4)
(virtual meeting)
(TBC)WG III - AR6 SPM Drafting Author's Meeting (TBC)
(Location TBC)
1 - 12 MarWG II - AR6 Fourth Lead Author Meeting (LAM4)
(Virtual meeting)
16 - 18 MarSixtieth Session of the IPCC Bureau (BUR-60)
(electronic session)
22 - 26 MarFifty-third (bis) Session of the IPCC (IPCC-53bis)
(Electronic session)
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6 - 7 Apr Sixtieth (bis) Session of the IPCC Bureau (BUR-60bis)
(electronic session)
12 Apr - 28 MayTFI - 19th meeting of Editorial Board for Emission Factor Database &
18th expert meeting on data for Emission Factor Database
(Several virtual meetings during this period)
19-23 AprWGIII- AR6 Fourth Lead Author Meeting (LAM4)
(Virtual meeting)
3 May - 20 JuneWG I - AR6 -Final Government Draft (FGD) review
26 July - 6 Aug54th Session of the IPCC (IPCC-54) and WGI AR6 Approval Plenary (WGI-14)
(Electronic session)
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16 - 20 AugSYR - AR6 Core Writing Team 2 (CWT-2)
(Virtual meeting)
1 Oct – 26 Nov
WGII - AR6 Final Government Distribution (FGD) and Government review of SPM
11 - 22 OctTFI - The two Expert meetings on short-lived climate forcers (SLCFs) combined into one
(Virtual meeting)
15 - 19 Nov
TFI - 33rd meeting of Task Force Bureau
(Virtual meeting)
16 - 19 Nov
TFI - Expert meeting to collect EFDB and Software Users Feedback
Cancelled
29 Nov – 30 Jan 2022
WGIII- AR6 Final Government Distribution (FGD) and Government review of SPM

14 - 16 DecFifty-fourth (bis) Session of the IPCC (IPCC-54 bis)
(Written session)
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2020

13 Jan - 8 MarWGIII - AR6 Expert Review of First Order Draft
26 Jan - 1 FebWG II - AR6 Third Lead Author Meeting (LAM3)
(Faro, Portugal)
24 - 28 Feb52nd Session of the IPCC
(Paris, France)
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14 - 19 AprWG III - AR6 Third Lead Author Meeting
(Virtual meeting)
19 - 20 May58th Session of the IPCC Bureau
(Virtual meeting)
22 - 25 SepTFI - 18th Editorial Board Meeting for the IPCC Emission Factor Database (EB18) (India, TBD)
23 - 24 SepTFI - 18th Expert Meeting on Data for the IPCC Emission Factor Database (DM18) (India, TBD)
1 - 4 Oct53rd Session of the IPCCPostponed
13 - 14 Oct59th Session of the IPCC Bureau
(Virtual meeting)
19 Oct - 13 DecWGIII - AR6 Expert & Government Review of the SOD & the FOD of the Summary for Policymakers (SPM)
20 - 22 OctTFI - 1st Expert Meeting on Short-lived Climate Forcers (SLCF) - AFOLU & Waste Sectors (Rome, Italy)Postponed
4 Nov - 6 NovWGI SPM Writing workshop
11 - 12 NovTFI - Thirty-second Meeting of the Bureau of the IPCC Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (TFB32) (Virtual meeting)
4 Dec - 29 Jan 2021WGII - AR6 Expert & Government Review of the SOD & the FOD of the Summary for Policymakers (SPM)
1 - 4 Dec TFI - Use of the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories - IPCC Expert Meeting to collect EFDB and Software users’ feedback (Hayama, Japan)Cancelled
15 - 17 Dec TFI - 2nd Expert Meeting on Short-lived Climate Forcers (SLCF) (Istanbul, Turkey)Postponed to 2021

2019

7 Jan - 11 JanWG I - AR6 Second Lead Author Meeting
(Vancouver, Canada)
21 Jan - 25 JanWG II - AR6 First Lead Author Meeting
(Durban, South Africa)
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28 Jan - 24 MarFinal Government distribution - Government review of MR (organized by TFI)More information
11 Feb - 15 FebWG I/II/III - Fourth Lead Author Meeting on Climate Change and Land: an IPCC special report on climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems. (organized by WG III)
(Cali, Colombia)
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3 Mar - 9 MarWG I/II - Fourth Lead Author Meeting for Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (organized by WGII)
(Kazan, Russian Federation)
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18 Mar - 19 Mar56th Session of the IPCC Bureau
(Geneva, Switzerland)
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1 Apr - 5 AprWG III - AR6 First Lead Author Meeting
(Edinburgh, Scotland)
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29 Apr - 23 JunFinal Government distribution - Government review of SPM (SRCCL) (organized by WG III)
29 Apr - 23 JunExpert Review of First Order Draft of WG I - AR6- (organized by WG I)More information
6 May - 7 May TFI - Preparatory Meeting of the Drafting Authors for the Elaboration of the 2019 Refinement to the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories
(Kyoto, Japan)
8 May - 12 May49th Session of the IPCC
Consideration of the 2019 Refinement
(Kyoto, Japan )
Documents and Information for participants
14 Jun - 9 AugFinal Government distribution - Government Review of SPM (SROCC)
14 Jul - 19 JulWG II - AR6 Second Lead Author Meeting
(Kathmandu, Nepal)
30 Jul - 31 JulWG I/II/III - Preparatory Meeting of the Drafting Authors for Special Report on Climate Change and Land (organized by WG III)
(Geneva, Switzerland)
2 Aug - 6 Aug 50th Session of the IPCC
(Geneva, Switzerland)
Consideration of the Special Report on Climate Change and Land
Documents and Information for participants
26 Aug - 30 AugWG I - AR6 Third Lead Author Meeting
(Toulouse, France)
17 Sep - 18 SepWG I/II - Preparatory Meeting of the Drafting Authors for Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (organized by WGII)
(Principality of Monaco, Monaco)
19 Sep - 19 SepPreparatory Meeting ahead of the Plenary Session
(Principality of Monaco, Monaco)
20 Sep - 23 Sep51st Session of the IPCC
(Principality of Monaco, Monaco )
Consideration of the Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate
Documents and Information for participants
30 Sep - 4 OctWG III - AR6 Second Lead Author Meeting
(New Delhi, India)
15 Oct - 17 OctUse of the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories - IPCC Expert Meeting to collect EFDB and Software users’ feedback
(Hayama, Japan )
18 Oct - 13 DecExpert Review of First Order Draft of WGII-AR6 - (organized by WG II)
21 Oct - 23 OctSYR AR6 Scoping Meeting - (Singapore)More information
24 Oct - 25 Oct57th Session of the IPCC Bureau
(Singapore)
11 Nov - 14 Nov17th Editorial Board Meeting for the IPCC Emission Factor Database (EB17)
(Osaka, Japan)
12 Nov - 13 Nov17th Expert Meeting on Data for the IPCC Emission Factor Database (DM17) (Osaka,, Japan)
15 NovThirty-first Meeting of the Bureau of the IPCC Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (TFB31)
(Osaka,, Japan)