IPCC at COP 25

The IPCC is at the Climate Change Conference (COP 25) in Madrid on 2-13 December 2019, with a broad programme of its own events as well as taking part in the official activities of the meeting.

The IPCC Chair, Vice-Chairs and Co-Chairs  are presenting the findings of the IPCC Special Reports launched in 2019 on Climate Change and Land and The Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate at events held with the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) on 4 and 5 December at 15:00-18:00.

The IPCC also held a side event on “Science for Policymaking” on 4 December at 13:15 – 14:45.  The Co-Chairs of the Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories will hold a side event on the 2019 Refinement to the 2006 Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories on 5 December at 13:15-14:45.

The IPCC Chair, the IPCC Vice-Chairs, Co-Chairs and Secretary gave a press conference on 4 December at 11:30-12:00 on the Sixth Assessment cycle.

The IPCC will have a pavilion (Hall 6)  at the climate conference, where it will present around 20 events showcasing the Special Reports, the 2019 Refinement, the Sixth Assessment Report work programme, and other IPCC activities. The IPCC-WMO Science Pavilion is shared with the World Meteorological Organization  and the Chilean foundation Filantropía Cortés Solari, whose support is gratefully acknowledged.


Highlights – 2 December 2019

  • Statement by IPCC Chair Hoesung Lee during the opening of COP 25
  • IPCC Statement to the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice  (SBSTA) – by IPCC Secretary, Abdalah Mokssit

Highlights – 3 December 2019

Highlights – 4 December 2019

Highlights – 5 December 2019 


Presentations - IPCC side event on the 2019 Refinement to the 2006 Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories, 5 December 2019

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December 5, 2019
1.2 MB
2019 Refinement to the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National GHG Inventories
December 5, 2019
1.9 MB
IPCC TFI work on Short Lived Climate Forcers
December 5, 2019
399 KB
IPCC Inventory Software
December 5, 2019
685 KB
IPCC Emission Factor Database
December 5, 2019
914 KB

Presentations - Joint SBSTA-IPCC special event on the Special report on Climate Change and Land, 4 December 2019

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Information note
November 6, 2019
185 KB
Remarks by the IPCC Chair
December 4, 2019
499 KB
Land, people and climate change
December 4, 2019
1.3 MB
Adaptation and mitigation response options
December 4, 2019
2.3 MB
Enabling response options and actions in the near-term
December 4, 2019
1.4 MB