Net Zero Summit

IPCC Chair Hoesung Lee will address the opening ceremony of COP27 on 6 November.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will have a strong footprint during the 27th Conference of the Parties (COP27) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt from 6 to 18 November 2022.

The IPCC Chair Hoesung Lee, will address the opening ceremony of COP27 on 6 November.

The IPCC has been invited to provide scientific input to several key UNFCCC official events. On 8 November, IPCC’s Working Group II will be delivering its findings relevant to assessing adaptation needs. On the same day, IPCC’s Working Groups II and III will present the gender-related aspects of climate change as they are reflected in their contributions to the Sixth Assessment Report at a special event of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) and Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA). The opening of the SBSTA meeting will be addressed by IPCC Secretary Abdalah Mokssit.

Scientists from IPCC’s Working Groups I, II, and the Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories will be taking part in the Earth Information Day scheduled for Wednesday 9 November. IPCC experts will also be contributing to a series of roundtables and poster sessions of the second Global Stocktake Technical Dialogue scheduled from 7 to 11 November.

IPCC Working Group III Co-Chairs are scheduled to present findings from the Sixth Assessment Report relevant to the urgency of enhanced ambition and accelerated implementation to inform the discussions of a mandated high-level ministerial roundtable on pre-2030 Ambition that is scheduled for 14 November.

Together with the Secretariat of the UNFCCC, the IPCC Taskforce on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories will launch the new generation of IPCC Inventory Software at an official side event on 9 November.

The IPCC will also play a major convening role in a UNFCCC side event on 11 November with several partners focused on a summary of the specific findings of the Sixth Assessment Report relevant for urban policymakers worldwide.

Together with the World Meteorological Organization and other partners, the IPCC will also run a pavilion named “Science for Climate Action” (#Science4ClimateAction) with a rich program of scientific panels and events. These live-streamed hybrid events will mainly address the key findings of the two major IPCC reports released since the last COP; the Working Group II report on vulnerability, impacts, and adaptation released in February, and the Working Group III report on the mitigation of climate change released in April. Detailed information about the overall IPCC activities at COP27 can be found here.

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