IISD: Fortieth session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC-40)


For more, please consult the IISD Website: Fortieth session of the  Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC-40)


The 40th session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC-40) opened at the Tivoli Conference Center in Copenhagen, Denmark, to consider and finalize the Synthesis Report (SYR), which integrates the findings from the three working group reports that together comprise the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5). During the session, the Panel is expected to approve, line by line, the Summary for Policymakers (SPM) and adopt the longer SYR section by section.


The opening session heard statements by: Rasmus Helveg Petersen, Minister for Climate, Energy and Building, Denmark; Kirsten Brosbøl, Minister for the Environment, Denmark; Frank Jensen, Lord Mayor of Copenhagen; Jeremiah Lengoasa, WMO Deputy Secretary-General; John Christensen, on behalf of UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner; and, via video, UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres. In his opening statement, Chair Rajendra Pachauri asked policymakers to “avoid being overcome by the seeming hopelessness of addressing climate change.” Participants then began to discuss the SPM, addressing the introduction and the section on observed changes and their causes.


In the evening, a reception was hosted by the Minister for Climate, Energy and Building and the Lord Mayor of Copenhagen.


For more, please consult the IISD Website: Fortieth session of the  Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC-40)

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