IPCC at COP 26

The IPCC was at the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) of  the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Glasgow from 31 October to 12 November 2021, taking part in the official activities of the meeting as well as its own broad programme of events. These included:


SBSTA-IPCC special event on Working Group I contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report

IPCC Working Group I Co-Chairs presented the findings of Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis during a special event organized together with UNFCCC’s Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) on 4 November 2021 at 10.30 am GMT.

The Second Structured Expert Dialogue of the Second Periodic Review

The Second Structured Expert Dialogue was held on 1 and 2 November 2021. It was centered around the Working Group I contribution to AR6, the Fourth Biennial Assessment and Overview of Climate Finance Flows by the Standing Committee on Finance (SCF) and other recently published reports by international organizations.

IPCC presentations

Earth Information Day

On 3 November, as part of Earth Information Day, IPCC Working Group I Co-Chairs  presented under the “Updates on Earth observation of the climate system and climate change” theme.

IPCC Side Event

On 9 November, the IPCC held a side event entitled IPCC scientific assessments in a pandemic world starting at 10.00 am GMT.

COP26 Science Pavilion

For the duration of the conference, the IPCC, the World Meteorological Organization and the UK Met Office supported by the UK COP26 Presidency, jointly hosted the COP26 Science Pavilion. IPCC events at the Pavilion mainly showcased the latest scientific findings about global warming and climate change specific to the world’s regions. Additional events were organized with partners, such as the Chilean foundation Filantropía Cortés Solari, whose support is gratefully acknowledged.  Another partner was the Union of Economic and Social Councils of Similar Institutions of Africa (UCESA) which is a regional organization that brings together 19 economic and social councils on the African continent.