Highlights and images for 7 August 2019



WG III Co-Chair Jim Skea gavels the second Joint Session of Working Groups I, II and III to a close

The 50th session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC-50) concluded Wednesday, 7 August 2019, with the adoption of the Summary for Policymakers (SPM) of the Special Report on Climate Change and Land (SRCCL). Although the meeting was initially scheduled to end on 6 August, delegates ended up working through the night to reach line-by-line agreement on the SPM in the second Joint Session of IPCC Working Groups (WGs) I, II and III, in cooperation with the Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (TFI). The SPM was forwarded to the Panel for adoption. The Panel also accepted the underlying technical report. The SRCCL SPM has four sections:

  • People, land and climate in a changing world;
  • Adaptation and mitigation response options;
  • Enabling response options; and
  • Action in the near term.

IPCC-50 also discussed collaboration between the IPCC and the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), and heard oral progress reports on the Synthesis Report of the Sixth Assessment Report and the Task Group on the Organization of the Future Work of the IPCC in light of the Global Stocktake.IPCC-50 concluded at 3:16 pm on Wednesday, 7 August. The ENB Summary and Analysis of IPCC-50 and of the second Joint Session of WGs I, II and III is available in HTML and PDF.

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IPCC Chair Hoesung Lee gavels the meeting to a close.
WG Co-Chairs and Technical Support Unit (TSU) members conferring with Lead Authors
WG II Co-Chair Hans-Otto Pörtner
Ladislaus Chang'a, Tanzania
IPCC bureau members conferring with Coordinating Lead Authors (CLAs)
Fatima Denton, CLA
Jean-Pascal van Ypersele, Belgium
Jolene Cook, UK
Trigg Talley, US
Andrew Ferrone, Luxembourg
WG II Vice-Chair Andreas Fischlin and WG III Co-Chair Jim Skea
Zinta Zommers and Jo House, CLAs
José Romero, Switzerland and Riad Azziz Hirche, Algeria
WG II Co-Chair Debra Roberts and WG I Co-Chair Valérie Masson-Delmotte, consulting with CLAs
Izumi Mori, Japan
Bushra AlHinai, Saudi Arabia
Cynthia Rosenzweig, CLA
IPCC Chair Hoesung Lee and IPCC Secretary Abdalah Mokssit
From L-R: WG II Co-Chair Hans-Otto Pörtner; WG III Co-Chair Priyadarshi Shukla; and Koko Warner, CLA
Group photo of IPCC Bureau and TSU members, and CLAs
Contact Group Meetings
WG III Vice-Chair Mark Howden and Joana Portugal Pereira, WG III TSU
Christiane Textor, Germany
Ajay Raghava, India
Delegates from the US