‘Leaders must act’, urges Ban, as new UN report warns climate change may soon be ‘irreversible’

Citing “clear and growing” human influence on the climate system, a United Nations report issued today has warned that if left unchecked, climate change will increase the likelihood of severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts for people and ecosystems.

Echoing that dire warning, UN Secretary-General Ban […]

3 November 2014|

Climate change threatens irreversible and dangerous impacts, but options exist to limit its effects

IPCC PRESS RELEASE

COPENHAGEN, Nov 2 – Human influence on the climate system is clear and growing, with impacts observed on all continents. If left unchecked, climate change will increase the likelihood of severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts for people and ecosystems. However, options are […]

2 November 2014|

IPCC – Media Advisory

Synthesis Report of the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report

GENEVA, 24 September – The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will consider the Synthesis Report of the Fifth Assessment Report in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 27-31 October 2014. The IPCC will approve the Summary for Policymakers and adopt the […]

27 October 2014|

IPCC starts meeting to finalize Working Group III report

7 April 2014 – Government representatives and scientists opened a five-day meeting on Monday of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to finalize a report assessing the options for mitigating climate change, and the underlying technical, economic and institutional requirements.

The meeting is the culmination of […]

7 April 2014|

IPCC starts meeting to finalize Working Group II report

25 March, 2014 – (IPCC release) Government representatives and scientists on Tuesday opened a five-day meeting of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to finalize a report assessing the impacts of climate change on human and natural systems, options for adaptation, and the […]

25 March 2014|

Secretary-General deeply concerned by conclusions of Fifth Assessment, IPCC report says

New York, 27 September 2013 -UN  Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he was deeply concerned by the conclusions of the  Fifth Assessment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change which was released in Stockhom today.

In a statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on the report of […]

4 November 2013|

UNFCCC’s Figueres: Latest IPCC findings a clarion call for action

Bonn, 27 September – UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres, the UN’s top climate change official, said the findings of the latest IPCC report on climate change are a clarion call for the global community to accelerate efforts to combat climate change and steer humanity […]

27 September 2013|

Human influence on climate clear, IPCC report says

STOCKHOLM, 27 September – Human influence on the climate system is clear. This is evident in most regions of the globe, a new assessment by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concludes.

It is extremely likely that human influence has been the dominant cause […]

27 September 2013|

IPCC to Release First Section of Fifth Assessment Report on Friday

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is set to release the first of several tranches of its Fifth Assessment Report, the definitive report outlining the current state of scientific knowledge relevant to climate change in  Stockholm, Sweden,.

The IPCC will launch the Summary for […]

26 September 2013|

The Expert and Government Review of WGI AR5 undergoes robust assessment, IPCC reports

GENEVA, 14 December - The Second Order Draft of the Working Group I contribution to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis (WGI AR5) has been made available online. The IPCC regrets this unauthorized posting which interferes with the process of assessment and review. We will continue not to comment on the contents of draft reports, as they are works in progress.

9 July 2013|