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.

 

 

IPCC-49

Kyoto, Japan
8 - 12 May 2019

1st Joint Session of WG I, II and III and IPCC-48

Incheon, Republic of Korea
1 - 5 October 2018

IPCC-47

Paris, France
13 - 16 March 2018

IPCC-46

Montréal, Canada
6 - 10 September 2017

IPCC-45

Guadalajara, Mexico
28 - 31 March 2017

IPCC-44

Bangkok, Thailand
17 - 20 October 2016

IPCC-43

Nairobi, Kenya
11 - 13 April 2016

IPCC-42

Dubrovnik, Croatia
5 - 8 October 2015

IPCC-41

Nairobi, Kenya
24 - 27 February 2015

IPCC CWT-5 and IPCC-40

Copenhagen, Denmark
24 - 31 October 2014

IPCC WGIII-12 and IPCC-39

Berlin, Germany
7 - 12 April 2014

IPCC WGII-10 and IPCC-38

Yokohama, Japan
25 - 29 March 2014

IPCC-37 (adoption and acceptance of 2 Methodology Reports)

Batumi, Georgia
14 - 18 October 2013

IPCC WGI-12 and IPCC-36

Stockholm, Sweden
23 - 26 September 2013

35th Session of the IPCC

Geneva, Switzerland
6 - 9 June 2012

Joint WGI/WGII Session and 34rd Session of the IPCC

Kampala, Uganda
5 - 8 and 18 - 19 November 2011

11th Session of IPCC Working Group III and 33rd Session of the IPCC

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
5 - 8 and 10 - 13 May 2011

32nd Session of the IPCC

Busan, Republic of Korea
11 - 14 October 2010

30th Session of the IPCC

Antalya, Turkey
21-23 April 2009

29th Session of the IPCC

Geneva, Switzerland
31 August - 4 September 2008

28th Session of the IPCC

Budapest, Hungary
9-10 April 2008

27th Session of the IPCC

Valencia, Spain
12-17 November 2007

8th Session of the IPCC Working Group II

Brussels, Belgium
2-5 April 2007

10th Session of the IPCC Working Group I

Paris, France
29 January - 1 February 2007

25th Session of the IPCC

Port Louis, Mauritius
26-28 April 2006

8th Session of the IPCC Working Group III and 24th Session of the IPCC

Montreal, Canada
22-24 and 26-28 September 2005

22nd Session of the IPCC

New Delhi, India
9-11 November 2004

20th Session of the IPCC

Paris, France
19-21 February 2003

19th Session of the IPCC

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

18th Session of the IPCC

Wembley, UK
24-29 September 2001

17th Session of the IPCC

Nairobi, Kenya
4 - 6 April 2001

16th Session of the IPCC

Montreal, Canada
1 - 8 May 2000

15th Session of the IPCC

San Jose, Costa Rica
15 - 18 April 1999

14th Session of the IPCC

Vienna, Austria
1 - 3 October 1998

13th Session of the IPCC

Maldives
22 & 25-28 September 1997

12th Session of the IPCC

Mexico City, Mexico
11-13 September 1996

11th Session of the IPCC

Rome, Italy
11 - 15 December 1995

10th Session of the IPCC

Nairobi, Kenya
10 - 12 November 1994

9th Session of the IPCC

Geneva, Switzerland
29 - 30 June 1993

8th Session of the IPCC

Harare, Zimbabwe
11 - 13 November 1992

7th Session of the IPCC

Geneva, Switzerland
10 - 12 February 1992

6th Session of the IPCC

Geneva, Switzerland
29-31 October 1991

5th Session of the IPCC

Geneva, Switzerland
13 - 15 March 1991

4th Session of the IPCC

Sundsvall, Sweden
27 - 30 August 1990

3rd Session of the IPCC

Washington D.C., U.S.A.
5 - 7 February 1990

2nd Session of the IPCC

Nairobi, Kenya
28 - 30 June 1989

1st Session of the IPCC

Geneva, Switzerland
9 - 11 November 1988