IPCC Sessions

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is a panel of 195 member countries. The Panel meets in Plenary Sessions at least once a year. Access all documentation below.

IPCC and Working Group Plenary Sessions

The IPCC Sessions are attended by hundreds of officials and experts from relevant ministries, agencies and research institutions from member countries and from Observer Organizations. The Panel works by consensus to decide on the organization’s budget and work programme; the scope and outline of its reports; issues related to principles and procedures of the IPCC; and the structure and mandate of IPCC Working Groups and Task Forces. The Panel also approves and adopts IPCC reports and elects the IPCC Chair and members of the IPCC Bureau and the Task Force Bureau. IPCC Working Groups hold Plenary Sessions to approve the Summary for Policymakers of Assessment and Special Reports, before they are considered by the Panel.

 

Fifty-seventh Session of the IPCC (IPCC-57)

Geneva, Switzerland
27 - 30 September 2022

Fifty-fourth (bis) Session of the IPCC (IPCC-54 bis)

Written Session
14 – 16 December 2021

Fifty-third (bis) Session of the IPCC (IPCC-53 bis)

Electronic and written Session
22 – 26 March 2021

Fifty-third Session of the IPCC (IPCC-53)

Electronic and written Session
7 - 14 December 2020

Fifty-second Session of the IPCC (IPCC-52)

Paris, France
24 - 28 February 2020

AR6 Synthesis Report Scoping Meeting

Sentosa, Singapore
21 - 23 October 2019

Forty-ninth Session of the IPCC (IPCC-49)

Kyoto, Japan
8 - 12 May 2019

Forty-seventh Session of the IPCC (IPCC-47)

Paris, France
13 - 16 March 2018

Forty-fifth Session of the IPCC (IPCC-45)

Guadalajara, Mexico
28 - 31 March 2017

Forty-fourth Session of the IPCC (IPCC-44)

Bangkok, Thailand
17 - 20 October 2016

Forty-third Session of the IPCC (IPCC-43)

Nairobi, Kenya
11 - 13 April 2016

Forty-second Session of the IPCC (IPCC-42)

Dubrovnik, Croatia
5 - 8 October 2015

Forty-first Session of the IPCC (IPCC-41)

Nairobi, Kenya
24 - 27 February 2015

Fortieth Session of the IPCC (IPCC-40)

Copenhagen, Denmark
24 - 31 October 2014

Thirty-fifth Session of the IPCC (IPCC-35)

Geneva, Switzerland
6 - 9 June 2012

Thirty-second Session of the IPCC (IPCC-32)

Busan, Republic of Korea
11 - 14 October 2010

Thirtieth Session of the IPCC (IPCC-30)

Antalya, Turkey
21-23 April 2009

Twenty-ninth Session of the IPCC (IPCC-29)

Geneva, Switzerland
31 August - 4 September 2008

Twenty-eighth Session of the IPCC (IPCC-28)

Budapest, Hungary
9-10 April 2008

Twenty-seventh Session of the IPCC (IPCC-27)

Valencia, Spain
12-17 November 2007

Eighth Session of IPCC Working Group II (WG II-8)

Brussels, Belgium
2-5 April 2007

Tenth Session of the IPCC Working Group I (WG I-10)

Paris, France
29 January - 1 February 2007

Twenty-fifth Session of the IPCC (IPCC-25)

Port Louis, Mauritius
26-28 April 2006

Twenty-second Session of the IPCC (IPCC-22)

New Delhi, India
9-11 November 2004

Twentieth Session of the IPCC (IPCC-20)

Paris, France
19-21 February 2003

Nineteenth Session of the IPCC (IPCC-19)

Geneva, Switzerland
17-20 (morning only) April 2002

Eighteenth Session of the IPCC (IPCC-18)

Wembley, UK
24-29 September 2001

Seventeenth Session of the IPCC (IPCC-17)

Nairobi, Kenya
4 - 6 April 2001

Sixteenth Session of the IPCC (IPCC-16)

Montreal, Canada
1 - 8 May 2000

Fifteenth Session of the IPCC (IPCC-15)

San Jose, Costa Rica
15 - 18 April 1999

Fourteenth Session of the IPCC (IPCC-14)

Vienna, Austria
1 - 3 October 1998

Thirteenth Session of the IPCC (IPCC-13)

Maldives
22 & 25-28 September 1997

Twelfth Session of the IPCC (IPCC-12)

Mexico City, Mexico
11-13 September 1996

Eleventh Session of the IPCC (IPCC-11)

Rome, Italy
11 - 15 December 1995

Tenth Session of the IPCC (IPCC-10)

Nairobi, Kenya
10 - 12 November 1994

Ninth Session of the IPCC (IPCC-9)

Geneva, Switzerland
29 - 30 June 1993

Eighth Session of the IPCC (IPCC-8)

Harare, Zimbabwe
11 - 13 November 1992

Seventh Session of the IPCC (IPCC-7)

Geneva, Switzerland
10 - 12 February 1992

Sixth Session of the IPCC (IPCC-6)

Geneva, Switzerland
29-31 October 1991

Fifth Session of the IPCC (IPCC-5)

Geneva, Switzerland
13 - 15 March 1991

Fourth Session of the IPCC (IPCC-4)

Sundsvall, Sweden
27 - 30 August 1990

Third Session of the IPCC (IPCC-3)

Washington D.C., United States of America
5 - 7 February 1990

Second Session of the IPCC (IPCC-2)

Nairobi, Kenya
28 - 30 June 1989

First Session of the IPCC (IPCC-1)

Geneva, Switzerland
9 - 11 November 1988