IPCC at UNFCCC COP26 Map
01-Nov-2021 to 12-Nov-2021
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will be present at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) on 31 October - 12 November 2021, with a broad programme of its own events as well as taking part in the official activities of the meeting.
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11:00 - 12:30
Joint Event: The State of the Global Climate Observing SystemThe side event will review the state of the global climate observing system as per GCOS Status Report 2021, informing policy makers, and those with oversight over observing networks and satellite observations, about the recent achievements in the system, as well as its gaps and deficiencies.View More
14:30 - 16:00
Joint Event: Climate change, human and ocean healthThe climate change-induced physical or chemical modifications of the oceans, the loss of biodiversity and the destruction of ecosystems, are a vector of direct and indirect health effects for human populations, including those not living in coastal or island regions.
This side event will present the latest scientific data on these issues and show the need to take them into account in an integrated approach of climate change management and possible solutions.View More
15:30 - 18:30
2nd meeting of the Structured Expert Dialogue of the second periodic review (Part 1)As part of the second periodic review (PR2), the second structured expert dialogue (PR2-SED2) is taking place in three meetings. This is the event page for the second meeting (PR2-SED2), which will be taking place in conjunction with SBSTA 52-55 to be held during the Glasgow Climate Change Conference. As is the case with previous SED meetings, PR2-SED2 will aim to ensure scientific integrity in the UNFCCC process by providing space for focused scientific and technical exchange of views, information and ideas in an open and transparent manner. The meeting will adhere to any guidance provided for mandated COP 26 events
Part one of PR2-SED2 will take place on 1 November 2021, from 15:00 to 18:00 (GMT) and will be dedicated to global aspects with the WGI of AR6, and the UNEP Gap reports serving as inputs, as well as a presentation by the SCF on the Fourth Biennial Assessment and Overview of Climate Finance Flows.View More
18:30 - 20:30
Pavilion LaunchLaunch of the Science PavilionView More
11:00 - 12:30
Joint Event: Climate Change and HealthWHO announced new guidelines on air quality, the first in 16 years. We will explore the opportunities in which the most direct road to a safe climate is a road that brings clean air.View More
13:00 - 14:00
Joint Event: How can science help the world halt climate change?This one-hour event provides an opportunity for the three organisations behind the pavilion – WMO, IPCC, Met Office – to provide a forward looking perspective on the science needed to help the world halt climate change. View More
15:00 - 18:00
2nd meeting of the Structured Expert Dialogue of the second periodic review (Part 2)As part of the second periodic review (PR2), the second structured expert dialogue (PR2-SED2) is taking place in three meetings. This is the event page for the second meeting (PR2-SED2), which will be taking place in conjunction with SBSTA 52-55 to be held during the Glasgow Climate Change Conference. As is the case with previous SED meetings, PR2-SED2 will aim to ensure scientific integrity in the UNFCCC process by providing space for focused scientific and technical exchange of views, information and ideas in an open and transparent manner. The meeting will adhere to any guidance provided for mandated COP 26 events
Part two will take place on 2 November 2021 and will focus on scientific information on observed impacts of climate change with inputs from WMO Regional Climate Centres, and other reports/input coordinated by relevant regional and sub-regional agencies and will benefit from inputs from the IPCC, OECD and the Third World Network. Other regional experts and organizations have been invited to join the discussions and/or participate in the poster sessions.View More
19:30 - 20:30
Joint Event: Conservation and Climate ChangeView More
10:00 - 13:00
Earth Information Day 2021The Earth Information Day provides a dialogue for exchanging information on the state of the global climate system and developments in systematic observation (FCCC/SBSTA/2019/2 para. 58).
Earth Information Day 2021 will consist of an in-person dialogue session and a virtual poster session and focus on two themes, as guided by submissions, and in consideration of the mandates and the wider context of ongoing work under the UNFCCC.
1. Updates on Earth observation of the climate system and climate change
2. Interpreting Earth observations for implementing the Paris Agreement – developments, opportunities and challenges
The event will take place in Room: ClydeView More
10:30 - 13:30
IPCC-SBSTA Special event on WGI ReportThe special event of the SBSTA and the IPCC, organized by the chairs of the SBSTA and IPCC, to enhance understanding on the new scientific knowledge and key findings in the Working Group I contribution to the Sixth Assessment report: The Physical Science Basis. The event will aim to provide an opportunity for participants to have a direct exchange with IPCC experts on the new knowledge and key findings contained in the Working Group.
The summary for Policymakers (SPM) of the Working Group I (WGI) contribution to the Sixth Assessment report (AR6) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was approved in plenary on 9 August 2021 which marked the finalization of the WGI contribution to AR6.
The WGI contribution represents the most up-to-date physical science understanding of the climate system and climate change, bringing together the latest advances in climate science, and combining multiple lines of evidence from paleoclimate, observations, process understanding, global and regional climate simulations. It shows how and why climate has changed to date, and the improved understanding of human influence on a wider range of climate characteristics, including extreme events. The AR6 reflects greater focus on regional information that can be used for climate risk assessments.View More
14:30 - 16:00
Democratising climate science: how climate model emulators add robustness and relevance to IPCC AR6It may surprise delegates that several of the IPCC AR6 headline results relating to Paris targets, net zero and some climate impacts are underpinned by climate model emulators: reduced complexity climate models based on physics developed 50 years ago. The same physics that won this year’s Nobel Prize. This event will shed light on the future climate evidence needed for effective mitigation and adaptation policy. It will also showcase the success of these emulators for translating science into policy, using IPCC AR6 as a prime example. It looks to the future where these simple modelling can be better democratised and made more relevant to adaptation needs. It will provide bang up-to-date evidence on how COP26 ambitions will benefit future climate and also launch a democratic online platform allowing anyone to do their own climate modelling.
1) Introduction and quiz with Nobel Prize winner interviews;
2) Round table of user needs,
4) How emulators have helped set mitigation goals from AR5 to SR1.5 and AR6;
5) IPCC AR6 evidence for mitigation needs;
7) The future of climate model emulators;
8) Demonstration of online climate emulator toolsView More
11:00 - 12:30
Regional Climate Information: AfricaThis event is to highlight the key messages of the 6th assessment report of the IPCC on climate change: Physical Science basis, with a particular focus on Africa. IPCC authors will present the common regional observed and projected change signals for the African continent, as well as key messages for the 9 IPCC African regions and the West African Monsoon. There will be a breakout session to host a Q&A for the regions, followed by a demonstration of the interactive Atlas.View More
14:30 - 16:00
Climate Change Communication and the IPCCThe Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is widely regarded as the most authoritative source on climate change. With this comes a responsibility to ensure the information is communicated effectively to policymakers, citizens and those who rely on the information for their lives and livelihoods. How the IPCC communicates has been the subject of intense analysis in the past, as has the diversity of perspectives and knowledge that are included. Nearing the end of the Sixth Assessment Cycle, now is an important moment to reflect on successes, challenges, lessons learned and best practice for future reports.
International media and the communications and science communities will be invited to mark the launch of a new Topical Collection (TC) of the journal Climatic Change on the topic of Climate Change Communication and the IPCC. The TC showcases expertise in the research, policy and other stakeholder communities in communicating climate change, and its relevance to the IPCC. A diverse panel of authors of three TC papers (on public understanding of terminology, engaging young people and democratising knowledge) will present their key findings, followed by critical reflections from IPCC vice chair, Thelma Krug, on their significance for the IPCC’s communications strategy. This will be followed by a frank and forward-looking Q&A session and a light-hearted ‘pitch contest’ with special guests to close the event.View More
12:45 - 14:15
Climate change information for the impact and risk assessment in the European regionThe event will focus on the most recent regional climate information for the European region based on the latest IPCC WGI AR6 relevant for impact and risk assessment. The climatic impact-drivers (CIDs) framework will be introduced and future projection of the most relevant CIDs, with their past trend observations and attribution will be highlighted for each of the 4 European AR6 regions. The events will be enriched by examples of CID projections at several global warming levels (1.5oC, 2oC and 4oC) illustrated by mean of the Interactive Atlas facility. The plenary discussion will be followed by a Q&A session in separated breakout rooms where specific topic in different languages will be discussed with the participants.View More
16:15 - 17:45
Regional Climate Information: Central America, Caribbean and South AmericaThis event is to highlight the key messages of the 6th assessment report of the IPCC on climate change: Physical Science basis, with a particular focus on Central and South America. IPCC authors will present the common regional observed and projected change signals for the Central America, Caribbean and South America continent, followed by a demonstration of the interactive Atlas. Invited speakers will discuss how to integrate climate components to formulate public policies – environmental, economic, and social – in order to disseminate current information on the impacts of climate change.View More
09:15 - 10:45
Regional climate Information: Australia, New Zealand and AntarcticaIn this side-event the latest knowledge on climate change will be presented by IPCC authors for Australia, New Zealand (Australasia) and Antarctica from the recently released Working Group I contribution to the IPCC sixth assessment report. The session will provide an overview of the main changes that have been observed and are expected with further global climate change.
For Australia and New Zealand additional findings for the key climatic impact drivers such as fire weather, marine heatwaves and snow cover will also be presented.
For Antarctica the implications of Antarctic ice changes on global sea level will be described.
The first part of the event will then conclude with a presentation of the IPCC Interactive Atlas, demonstrating how it facilitates exploration of many of the datasets used in the main assessment and also the synthesis information on climate change over Australia, New Zealand and Antarctica presented in the Summary for Policymakers and the Technical summary.
The second part of the event will comprise three breakout groups focusing on the regions: 1: Australia; 2: New Zealand; 3: Antarctica. The breakout groups will facilitate interaction between WGI authors and participants, providing the opportunity to raise and respond to questions, and discuss other comments or concerns. Each will be led by at least one facilitator, and a rapporteur from each group will report any key topics raised in the discussions back to plenary.View More
12:45 - 14:15
Regional Climate Information: Small IslandsThe event will highlight the recent findings of the IPCC AR6 WGI report on the Small Islands. The first part of the event will consist of plenary presentations that will feature a regional overview followed by more focused presentations on the climate information in the Caribbean, Pacific and Western Indian Ocean islands, as well as on regional sea level rise and ocean climate, and tropical cyclones. There will also be a presentation on the Interactive Atlas to discuss the regional synthesis and demonstrate how participants can obtain regional information.
The second part of the event will consist of three breakout groups (BOG), divided per subregion (Caribbean, Pacific, and Western Indian Ocean), which will facilitate interaction between WGI authors and participants, providing the opportunity to raise and respond to questions, and discuss other comments or concerns. Each BOG will be led by at least two facilitators, including a member of the Atlas team. A rapporteur from each group will identify three key topics raised in the discussions and report back to plenary.View More
10:00 - 11:15
Side Event - IPCC scientific assessments in a pandemic worldIPCC scientists discuss the challenges of preparing assessments during the pandemic while ensuring they remain inclusive and policy-relevant.
The event will take place in the "Climate Action" Room 2, Blue Zone, COP26, Glasgow, UK and will be streamed live.
Panellists will include:
· Hoesung Lee, IPCC Chair
· Valérie Masson-Delmotte, IPCC Working Group I Co-Chair
· Hans-Otto Pörtner, IPCC Working Group II Co-Chair
· Diána Ürge-Vorsatz, IPCC Working Group III Vice-Chair
· Abdallah Mokssit, IPCC SecretaryView More
11:00 - 12:30
Regional Climate Information: AsiaThe side-event will present the latest knowledge on climate change over Asia from the recently released WGI contribution to the IPCC AR6. It will provide an overview of the main changes that have been observed or are expected with further global climate change. Some additional findings for the main Asian subcontinental regions, its monsoon systems and high mountains will then be presented by IPCC authors involved in generating these. The first part of the event will then conclude with a presentation of the IPCC Interactive Atlas, demonstrating how it facilitates exploration of many of the datasets used in the main assessment and also the synthesis information on climate change over Asia presented in the Summary for Policymakers and the Technical summary.
The second part of the event will comprise five breakout groups, focusing on the main sub-continental regions (North Asia, South West Asia, East Asia, South Asia and South East Asia), which will facilitate interaction between WGI authors and participants, providing the opportunity to raise and respond to questions, and discuss other comments or concerns. Each will be led by at least two facilitators and a rapporteur from each group will report three key topics raised in the discussions back to plenary.View More
16:15 - 17:45
Regional Climate Information: North and Central AmericaThe event will focus on the most recent regional climate information for the North and Central America region based on the latest IPCC WGI AR6 relevant for impact and risk assessment. The climatic impact-drivers (CIDs) framework will be introduced and future projection of the most relevant CIDs, with their past trend observations and attribution will be highlighted for each of the 8 AR6 subregions of North and Central America. The events will be enriched by examples of CID projections at several global warming levels (1.5oC, 2oC and 4oC) illustrated by mean of the Interactive Atlas facility. The plenary discussion will be followed by a Q&A session in separated breakout rooms where specific topic in different languages will be discussed with the participants.View More
13:00 - 14:30
How has science influenced climate action: IPCC and the policy processA panel discussion on the link between IPCC findings, the UNFCCC process, and climate policy. The purpose of the session is to explore the ways that science and policy are linked. Considering IPCC reports aren’t policy prescriptive, how is the science important to, and used by, governments to develop policy?View More
13:30 - 15:00
IPCC work and findings - focus on Central AsiaThis event is organized by CAREC in the Central Asian pavilion at COP26, Blue Zone. For more information visit the organizers webpsite here: https://cop26.carececo.org/en/View More
08:00 - 09:00
Scaling up climate finance in the context of Covid-19: A science-based call for financial decision-makersEvent to discuss how financial decision-makers can align finance with sustainable development and help to accelerate the transition to a net-zero, climate resilient economies, based on the latest scientific findings and policy developments. The event will provide an overview of four interventions to achieve this objective in the context of Covid-19: 1) Integrating policies on climate action, sustainable development, and Covid-19 stimulus, 2) Alleviating the debt burden of developing countries to create the fiscal space for a green recovery, 3) Setting up multi-sovereign guarantee funds, and 4) Developing credible green bond markets and facilitating developing countries accessing them.
These four immediate actions could have a structural positive impact on the future climate policy architecture. They could a) facilitate the deployment of carbon pricing since de-risking mechanisms will increase the volume of low-carbon investments at a given carbon price; b) magnify the impact of financial transparency and disclosure though the emergence of investments and asset classes of higher credibility; c) reduce the fragmentation of climate and development finance and d) enhance the capacity of MDBs and overseas assistance to support non-marketable services. These are critical to boost the adaptive capacity of societies and to crowd in private capital to fund mitigation activities.View More
11:00 - 12:30