The 59th session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC 59) will convene from 25-28 July 2023. The meeting will be the first meeting of the seventh assessment cycle.
The IPCC was established in 1988 by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) to “assess, in a comprehensive, objective, open, and transparent manner, the scientific, technical, and socio-economic information relevant to understanding human-induced climate change, its potential impacts, and adaptation and mitigation options.” The IPCC does not undertake new research or monitor climate-related data. Instead, it conducts assessments of the state of climate change knowledge based on published, peer reviewed scientific and technical literature. The Panel’s reports are intended to be policy relevant but not policy prescriptive. They provide key inputs into international climate change negotiations.
According to the Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) summary report, IPCC 57 agreed that the next assessment cycle should start in July 2023 and set its length to five to seven years, keeping the door open for the Seventh Assessment Report (AR7) to feed into the second Global Stocktake (GST) under the Paris Agreement on climate change in 2028. The meeting also decided to hold elections in July 2023, providing an end date for the sixth cycle, including for the tenure of the current Bureau, and a clear start date for the incoming Chair and Bureau.
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dates: 25-28 July 2023
location: Nairobi, Kenya