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IPCC Report Summary

Project ID: 651230
Funded under: H2020-EU.3.5.

Periodic Reporting for period 1 - IPCC (Support for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to facilitate the preparation of its next Assessment Report)

Reporting period: 2015-05-01 to 2016-10-31

Summary of the context and overall objectives of the project

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which has been jointly established by the United Nations Environment (UNE) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), has been given the mandate to assess scientific information related to climate change, to evaluate the environmental and socio-economic consequences of climate change and to formulate realistic response strategies. The IPCC reviews and assesses the most recent scientific, technical and socio-economic information published worldwide relevant to climate change. It does not conduct research itself.

The overall objective of the activity is to contribute to the production of more accurate scientific information in the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) to underpin global climate change policies. In addition it will include the organization of high-level dissemination events for IPCC reports in Europe.

Work performed from the beginning of the project to the end of the period covered by the report and main results achieved so far

As the IPCC begins the AR6 cycle, elections were held to ensure that work on the AR6 can commence. The election resulted in a new Chair of the IPCC and the Bureau of the IPCC which comprises Co-chairs and Vice-Chairs for the three Working Groups of the IPCC and the Task Force Bureau (TFB).

An Outreach Event was held in Moscow, Russia to disseminate the findings of the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5), raise awareness and highlight solutions to the challenges of climate change within the Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

Progress beyond the state of the art and expected potential impact (including the socio-economic impact and the wider societal implications of the project so far)

The principal impact of the action will be to enhance policy-making with respect to climate change, including in developing countries. The main audience of IPCC reports is policymakers, international, national, regional and local. IPCC reports are policy-relevant, without being policy-prescriptive. The contributions of Working Groups, on impacts, adaptation and vulnerability, and on mitigation, will be of particular practical relevance to policymakers in a range of areas, from disaster risk management to policy on renewables.
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