Accelerating Climate Action through Science and Policy: The Work, Activities and Findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change - Significance and Implications for Africa

Virtual event (with the participation of IPCC speakers)
27 May 2021

This event is organized by the United Nations University’s Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (UNU-INRA) and the African Academy of Sciences (AAS). The main aim of this event is to present the key messages of the three most recent special reports of the IPCC with a regional focus on Africa. These three special reports are Global Warming of 1.5°C, Climate Change and Land and the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate. The event will also raise awareness about the work and activities of the IPCC and provide updates on the preparations of the upcoming Sixth Assessment Report. It will further aim to stimulate regional contributions to the activities of the IPCC including future cycles by providing information on the IPCC processes.

Follow live at:

  • Provisional Programme Structure - 11.00 AM GMT - 3.30 PM GMT

  • AAS Provisional Programme - 16.00 GMT

Climate Change - An African Perspective

Africa Outrach

What is the IPCC?

Africa Outreach

Special RepoGlobal Warming of 1.5˚C

Trailer (English)

Climate Change and Land

Trailer (English)

The Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate

Trailer (English)

Animation: What is the IPCC?
Producing IPCC reports
Felix Dapare Dakora

African Academy of Sciences


United Nations University

Salif DIOP

African Academy of Sciences (AAS)

Chris Gordon

University of Ghana

Hoesung Lee

c/o Korea Meteorological Administration

Abdalah Mokssit


Obed Ogega

Debra C. Roberts

eThekwini Municipality

Youba Sokona

Groupe de Réflexion, d'Analyses et d'Initiatives Novatrices (GRAIN)

Christopher Trisos

University of Cape Town

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