54th Session of the IPCC and 14th Session of Working Group I

Press Conference

On 9 August, the IPCC held a press conference to present the Working Group I contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report, Climate change 2021: The Physical Science Basis.  The report addresses the most up-to-date physical understanding of the climate system and climate change, bringing together the latest advances in climate science, and combining multiple lines of evidence from paleoclimate, observations, process understanding, and global and regional climate simulations.

Read the report here


  • Opening statement from Hoesung Lee, IPCC Chair
  • Statement by Inger Andersen, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • Statement by Petteri Taalas, Secretary General of the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO)


Opening Ceremony

The opening ceremony is available on the IPCC YouTube channel.  Apart from the opening ceremony, which is open to the media, the rest of the IPCC meeting is closed. Click here for more information.


  • Opening statement by the Chair of the  IPCC, Hoesung Lee,
  • Petteri Taalas, Secretary-General, World Meteorological Organization
  • Statement by Joyce Msuya, Deputy Executive Director, UNEP
  • Video recording of the statement by Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change