IPCC at UNFCCC COP27 Map
06-Nov-2022 to 18-Nov-2022
Co-hosted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the MERI Foundation, the pavilion will be located in the Blue Zone and titled “Science for Climate Action”
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Making sense of the IPCC Mitigation Scenarios
This event aims to explain and resolve questions about how Working Group III has prepared its mitigation scenarios for the latest report. It will reflect on what has changed in scenarios since the special report on Global Warming of 1.5 ºC and the compatibility of scenarios with the Paris Agreement. This event is a helpful precursor to other sessions at the IPCC pavilion and throughout the COP.View More
Mitigating climate change through demand side responses
This event aims to explore the demand-side mitigation options as covered in chapter 5 of the Working Group III report. It will explain the make-up of reported demand-side mitigation potential and highlight the low energy demand scenario characteristic of demand-side mitigation. Importantly, the session aims to link demand-side responses to more practical aspects of policy and governance, identifying which policies facilitate demand-side action and how these can be implemented by government.View More
Overshoot - What does it mean to exceed 1.5°C
The Session addresses the concept of overshoot - exceeding then returning to or below a level of global warming - in the context of the long term global temperature goal. Overshoot in the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) cuts across all aspects of the Climate Change Assessment of Climate Responses, Impacts, Adaptation and Mitigation. Presentations from authors of the three IPCC Working Groups will discuss how overshoot has been assessed from a conceptual perspective, in future climate and socio-economic scenarios, the implications for climate, including extremes, and for natural and human systems, and the implications for policy development. The session will include an exchange with IPCC authors and policymakers on the state of knowledge, the gaps and needs to inform policy development and the UNFCCC process.View More
SBI-SBSTA special event on the gender-related aspects of IPCC AR6
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Earth Information Day
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Side Event - Launch of the New Generation of the IPCC Inventory Software
The UNFCCC Secretariat and the IPCC have worked together, since 2019, on developing a GHG Inventory Software with fully enhanced capacity on all methods and approaches set as good practice by the IPCC Guidelines. The software will be officially launched and made available to all on this occasion.View More
Climate Resilient Development: How to make shifts towards a sustainable future for all?
Climate resilient development refers to the integration of climate change mitigation and adaptation in advancing sustainable development. Climate resilient development takes place through societal choices and associated actions made by multiple civil society, government and private sector actors in diverse arenas. In order to ensure human wellbeing and planetary health, it is urgent to mobilise such actions, and leverage system transitions including in energy, land, ocean and ecosystems, urban and infrastructure, and industry and society. Societal choices founded on ecosystem stewardship, inclusion, equity and justice and knowledge diversity are key to advance climate resilient development.
This session aims to explain how to make climate resilient development actionable. The session will start with a video and a brief introduction of the main concepts - system transitions, pathways, transformations - explaining each component and how they come together. This will be followed by a panel discussion among authors of the recent report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on practical examples/guides on what climate resilient pathways look like in human and natural systems, how you achieve actor involvement in the different arenas, how you approach regional differences in pursuing climate resilient development, and how actions are rooted in justice, equity and inclusion. The third segment consists of questions from the audience, followed by conclusions.View More
Financing the transition
This session aims to give a high-level overview of climate finance and investment in the Working Group III (WGIII) report. The session will examine the gaps in climate finance and how the data for mitigation finance gaps is analysed in the WGIII report, and will invite the perspective from private sector funding sources to discuss grants and funding for projects in the contexts of both mitigation and adaptation.View More
Adapting to climate change: Humanity’s progress, limits and needs - A reflection of the latest IPCC key findings
This event focuses on adaptation options for humans and their systems and the need for integrated and coordinated system transitions that address the role of systemic vulnerability from poverty, inequality, and inequities in generating climate risks. Even when climatic vulnerability is minimised through adaptation options, systemic vulnerability may remain, thus underlining that engagement with vulnerable peoples in adaptation planning and action can preserve their wellbeing, livelihoods and dignity in the face of a changing climate.
The needs for and benefits of action will be highlighted for health systems to promote and protect human health and wellbeing; enhancing migration systems and local resilience to improve the capacity of households to make self-determined decisions on mobility and immobility in a changing climate; and system transformations for livelihoods and poverty reduction.
The session will present an overview of the relevant findings in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment report. A panel of IPCC and other experts will discuss regional differences and links between health, migration and livelihoods. The session will conclude with questions from the audience.View More
Delivering a Sustainable Future: Feasibility and Policy
This session aims to look at the IPCC mitigation pathways and transitioning in the context of sustainable development. It will consider the policies, structures and institutions to realise such transitions.View More
Getting to Net-Zero in Energy Intensive Industries
This session aims to investigate the solutions and timeline for getting to net zero in industryView More
Gender, Climate Justice and Gender-Transformative Adaptation Pathways
How are gender and climate justice related? And why do they matter? The latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) informs us on ways to adapt to the rapidly changing climatic conditions. This event discusses why gender matters for climate change, moving away from well-established ideas of differential vulnerability to growing calls for gender-transformative adaptation.
The IPCC assessment shows that gender and other social inequities worsen vulnerability to climate change impacts. This session discusses the main ingredients of gender transformative adaptation pathways under a climate justice framework. The session is designed to be participatory in nature with quizzes, role plays, videos from grassroots Global South voices, panel discussions and discussion with the audience to inform and learn from the experiences of the participants.View More
Side Event - Summary of the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) for Urban Policymakers
Launch of a synthesis of the Summary for Urban Policymakers (SUP) series; an IPCC AR6 cycle derivative product that distils key scientific messages for the urban context, building on the COP26 call for multi-level climate action and continuity to policy-relevant climate action from COP24 to COP27.View More
Methodology work during AR6 cycle and towards AR7 cycle
Presenting methodology work on emission inventories carried out during AR6 cycle and planned for AR7 cycle by the IPCC Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories, with emphasis on Short-lived Climate ForcersView More
Estimating GHG Emissions - Reconciling Different Approaches
This session aims to compare the different types of GHG emissions measurement approaches available, with a focus on land,[LM1] and how they're reconciled in the WG III report for the purposes of Integrated Assessment Modelling. It will provide a deep dive into various approaches, highlighting their differences, and how they've been used for the WG III report.
Healthy Planet Healthy People: What does adaptation mean for ecosystems and why does it matter to people?
Ecosystems, including the biodiversity they support and the essential services they provide for people are vulnerable to climate change. This vulnerability is exacerbated by the degraded and fragmented state of many natural ecosystems so protection and restoration are an essential element of building resilience of both people and nature. Effective conservation of 30-50% of the earth surface is needed to maintain resilience at a planetary scale. This is an issue which cuts across both the UNFCCC and the Convention on biological diversity. At a local and national level, conservation planning and maintenance of ecosystem services will increasingly require adaptation to reduce the risks from climate change and there is an increasing body of scientific evidence to support this.
This session will present main findings on adaptation options for conserving biodiversity and on ecosystem-based adaptation for people from the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assessment report. It will cover the large-scale issues of conserving natural systems at a planetary scale to build resilience to climate change, the need for conservation itself to adapt and the opportunities to reduce climatic risks to people, through what are sometimes termed nature-based solutions. Talks by IPCC experts will also cover the links between human health and nature in the context of climate change and nature and provide a short case study of Africa. As well as considering the opportunities the session will also discuss the limits to these approaches and conclude with questions from the audience.
Release of the New Version of Inventory Software for Greenhouse Gas Inventories
Presenting the new version of the IPCC Inventory Software with full capacity on all Methodological Tiers and Approaches provided in the 2006 IPCC Guidelines, and its 2013 Wetlands Supplement, for all IPCC inventory categories.View More
Small Islands: Staying Afloat and Alive @ 1.5
The main objective of the event is to share climate change science with a broad range of stakeholders by providing a platform to discuss climate change impacts, the implementation of adaptation solutions for small islands, which may assist in achieving transformation toward the end goal of a sustainable future for small island states, and vulnerabilities they face in addressing impacts and taking adaptation action.
Many small islands are seeking answers to what urgent climate adaptation action is needed to protect themselves from the impacts of climate change. No single adaptation measure will be the panacea or provide the “silver bullet” for all the challenges faced by small islands. It is clear that a balancing act is needed in implementing adaptation solutions ranging from a combination of ecosystem-based adaptation and engineered coastal structures to extreme measures such as planned relocation in retreating from the coast. To this end, we can expect that stakeholders are in search of finding out:
1. What adaptation solutions are available;
2. Is there a “one size fits all” solution or would solutions need to be country-specific;
3. Are there examples of best practice in small islands where adaptation solutions have been implemented;
4. What will these adaptation measures cost;
5. Where will the finance come from to compensate for loss and damage from climate change events;
6. What advice can be given to facilitate access to adaptation finance given the challenges many of them have encountered in so doing; and
7. Adaptation limits, barriers and opportunities.
Almost a decade ago, a formal mechanism to tackle loss and damage was established but concrete steps to address the issue have not materialised. The topic of loss and damage is expected to be highly debated at cop27, as small island states occupying the frontline are already being impacted by floods, droughts, tropical cyclones, rising heat and sea levels and coral reef damage. The issue of climate justice will be also contested by small islands as they seek distributive justice.
The event will follow the format of (i) first presenting the occurring and projected impacts of climate change; (ii) second, current adaptation solutions/options being implemented and their associated barriers, limits and opportunities for uptake.
Transforming Human Behavior to Enable Ocean-Focused Climate Action, Biodiversity Protection and Sustainable Development
The Sixth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) finds that pathways limiting global warming to 1.5C require rapid and far-reaching transitions in human systems, e.g., the energy and industry sectors, ecosystem management, infrastructure, and society. Despite this challenge, limiting warming to 1.5C with no or limited overshoot will avoid reaching many limits to adaptation.
Many opportunities exist to transform human systems in ways that will increase ocean-based contributions to climate action and climate-resilient development. Opportunities exist within conservation and restoration of ocean ecosystems, sustainable marine resource use, global and local cooperation, and use of effective governance and financing. The IPCC Working Group II report assesses that conservation, evidence-based management, and sustainable use of the ocean enable ocean-based adaptation and help improve human, ecosystem and planetary health; human wellbeing; and economic and social resilience. This session will also discuss how managing simultaneously for multiple ocean crises — climate impacts, biodiversity loss and unsustainable fisheries — while meeting the objectives of climate resilient development can contribute to achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and a sustainable ocean.
Managing Just Transitions
This session aims to explain how GHG emissions measurements are employed in the WG III report. It will compare the different types of measurement approaches available and how they're reconciled in the report for the purposes of Integrated Assessment Modelling. It will provide a detailed explanation of various approaches, highlighting their differences, and how they've been used for the WG III report.View More
Working with nature for people and the planet
What are nature-based solutions all about? Are they only for high-income countries or can they work in low-income countries? Why should we think about them for climate change solutions? In this session we delve into the details about nature-based solutions and explore these questions. The evidence suggests that nature-based solutions can benefit people and biodiversity and be an important strategy in taking climate action but, to realise their potential, they need to be planned and implemented inclusively using robust evidence.
This event will present the findings from the latest assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and briefly discuss what nature-based solutions are and provide an overview of the evidence for nature-based solutions as both adaptation and mitigation strategies. It will also present some of the risks associated with poorly designed or poorly implemented nature-based solutions, for example planting trees in areas which are not naturally forested, such as savannas and some peatlands. Examples of nature-based solutions in both human-managed and natural systems will be given, such as mangrove restoration, natural forest regeneration, agroecological farming and urban green spaces.
We will highlight the multiple benefits that nature-based solutions can provide alongside adaptation and mitigation, including supporting biodiversity, human health, livelihoods and food security. We will also discuss examples of intended nature-based solutions actions which have caused adverse impacts, including maladaptation. We will then consider the factors that promote effective nature-based solutions and the barriers to it, together with the bottlenecks to widespread implementation of nature-based solutions with an example of native reforestation.View More
Near-Term Preparedness/Risk Management
There has been increasing demand for and interest in better physical climate information, including the climate system responses to the interplay between human influence, natural drivers, and internal variability, particularly in the near term and at regional scales. The WGII contribution to the IPCC 6th assessment cycle (AR6) determined that human-included climate change has already caused widespread adverse impacts and related losses and damage to nature and people, and that climate risks will continue to increase in the near term. The WGI contribution to the IPCC AR6 emphasized that distilling regional climate information from multiple lines of evidence and taking the user context into account will increase the fitness, usefulness, and relevance of this information for decision-making. This forum will take stock of the current climate information for near term preparedness and risk management, the lessons learned from the AR6, knowledge gaps and future direction, including recent WCRP activities. This forum also seeks a dialogue between scientists, climate information producers and users to increase the fitness, usefulness, and relevance of near-term climate information for adaptation, risk management and the global stocktake.View More
Carbon Dioxide Removal
This session aims to explore the assessment of Carbon Dioxide Removal in the IPCC AR6 cycle, across WG I/II/III reports and the SRCCL. It will cover carbon budget constraints and earth system aspects of CDR, the role of CDR methods in mitigation strategies and synergies/tradeoffs with adaptation and a broader set of SDGs, specifically for land-based biological CDR, reflecting real-world experience with methods already being implemented.View More