IPCC to Play Major Role at Bonn Climate Conference

Scientific Body to Highlight “Just Transition” and Upcoming Assessment Report

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will be a prominent presence at the upcoming 60th session of the Subsidiary Bodies (SBs) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), also known as the Bonn Climate Conference. The conference takes place from June 3rd to 13th in Bonn, Germany.

Leading up to the conference, IPCC Chair Jim Skea will deliver a keynote address on June 2nd, emphasizing the importance of “Just Transition” pathways in achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement. This concept focuses on ensuring a smooth and equitable shift towards a low-carbon economy, protecting vulnerable workers and communities.

On the official opening day of the conference, June 3rd, IPCC Secretary Abdalah Mokssit will address the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA). The following day, Dr. Skea will participate in the opening of the Research Dialogue.

The IPCC’s role extends beyond these keynotes. Throughout the week, the organization will participate in various events, including:

  • An expert dialogue on children and climate change.
  • An expert dialogue on mountains and climate change.
  • A workshop on progress implementing the UNFCCC Gender Action Plan and future work on gender and climate change.

A collaborative side event with the UNFCCC Secretariat on June 5th will focus on the IPCC Inventory Software, a tool designed to support nations in implementing the Paris Agreement’s Enhanced Transparency Framework.

On June 6th, IPCC leadership will present the scientific underpinnings of its upcoming Seventh Assessment Report at a dedicated side event. They will also outline plans for enhanced engagement with IPCC Focal Points, national government representatives.

In addition to these scheduled appearances, IPCC experts will actively participate in numerous other side events and activities throughout the conference.

The IPCC’s participation underscores the importance of science-based decision making in addressing climate change. The Bonn Climate Conference represents a crucial opportunity for international collaboration in moving forward with the goals of the Paris Agreement.