IPCC43 has decided to prepare a special report on Climate Change, Oceans and Cryosphere | POGO

IPCC43 has decided to prepare a special report on Climate Change, Oceans and Cryosphere

In the Draft Decision on the Paris Agreement (FCCC/CP/2015/L.9/Rev.1), the COP, inter alia:

Invites the IPCC to provide a special report in 2018 on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways (paragraph 21);
Requests the SBSTA to provide advice on how the assessments of the IPCC can inform the global stocktake of the implementation of the Agreement pursuant to its Article 14 of the Agreement and to report on this matter to the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA) at its second session (paragraph 101).


The new IPCC bureau was elected in 2015 opening the way to start the IPCC’s sixth assessment cycle, with the sixth assessment report expected in 5-7 years.

The scientific community have already begun work on CMIP6, led by the WCRP, which will include consideration of scenarios that limit warming in 2100 to below 1.5 °C relative to pre-industrial levels, and the range of impacts at the regional and local levels associated with these scenarios (FCCC/SBSTA/2015/2, paragraph 33).

 

During the IPCC forty third session in  Nairobi this week (11-13 April 2016), the Panel has decided to prepare a Special Report on climate change, oceans and cryosphere.

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