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91190 Saint Aubin

France

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tsu@ipcc-wg1.universite-paris-saclay.fr


 

The IPCC Working Group I (WG I) aims at assessing the physical scientific basis of the climate system and climate change. Its main topics include: changes in greenhouse gases and aerosols in the atmosphere; observed changes in air, land and ocean temperatures, rainfall, glaciers and ice sheets, oceans and sea level; historical and paleoclimatic perspective on climate change; biogeochemistry, carbon cycle, gases and aerosols; satellite data and other data; climate models; climate projections, causes and attribution of climate change.

 

 

 

 

 

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SR1.5 Expert Review of the First Order Draft

 

The Expert Review of the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C (SR15) First Order Draft (FOD) will take place from 31 July to 24 September 2017. To register as an Expert Reviewer please complete the registration form via the dedicated website: https://www.ipcc.ch/apps/comments/sr15/fod/register.php

The expert review of draft reports is a central component of the IPCC assessment process that aims to ensure that the Report represents scientific findings comprehensively and in a balanced way, as judged by a very broad range of experts. Expert Reviewers can play an important role in identifying the key literature, ensuring a balanced interpretation and placing topics in context. The SR15 Lead Authors will consider all review comments on the FOD.

Registration will be available from 17 July 2017 and will close a week before the review ends, on the 17 September 2017. All review comments must be uploaded on or before Sunday, 24 September 2017.

More information on the expert review process is available in the guidance note

Please direct any technical questions on the review process to the WGI Technical Support Unit at tsu@ipcc-wg1.universite-paris-saclay.fr .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SR1.5 Second Lead Author Meeting, Exeter, United Kingdom

 

The Second Lead Author Meeting for the Special Report on Global Warming on 1.5°C was hosted by the UK Met Office (Day 1) and the University of Exeter (days 2 to 5) from 5 to 9 June 2017, in Exeter, United Kingdom with the very kind funding of the University of Exeter and the support of the UK Met Office.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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AR6 Scoping Meeting, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

 

The meeting to draft the outlines of each of the three Working Group contributions to the AR6 was held on 1 - 5 May 2017 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The draft outlines will be considered by the Panel when it meets in September 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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45th Session of IPCC, Guadalajara, Mexico

 

The 45th Session of the IPCC was held in the hotel Fiesta Americana, in the city of Guadalajara, Jalisco, United Mexican States, from 28 to 31 March 2017, preceded by the 53rd Session of the IPCC Bureau. The Panel has agreed the outlines of two Special Reports (Special Report on Climate Change and Oceans and the Cryosphere - Special Report on Climate Change and Land)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SR1.5 First Lead Author Meeting, Sao José dos Campos, Brazil

 

The First Lead Author Meeting for the Special Report on Global Warming on 1.5°C was hosted by the National Institute for Space Research (INPE) from 6 to 10 March 2017, in Sao José dos Campos, Brazil with the very kind support of the Brazilian government, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the National Institute for Space Research (INPE).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Women-ACS side event during COP22 in Marrakech, Morocco

 

Technical Support Unit of WGI and Association Marocaine des Sciences Regionales organized the side event "Women Advancing Climate and Climate Change Sciences" on November 14. Women-ACS is a new international initiative that aims to increase women's participation and accomplishments in the domain of climate and climate change sciences.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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WGI co-organizes side event at COP22, Marrakech, Morocco, on urgent questions in climate research

 

On the opening day of COP22, IPCC Working Group I, the International Council for Science in partnership with the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI) and the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) convened a side event on key pressing issues in fundamental climate research following the Paris Agreement. Read more.

 

 

Speakers at the COP22 side event

 

Photo by IISD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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44th Session of IPCC, Bangkok, Thailand

 

The 44 Session of the IPCC was held in the United Nations Convention Centre (UNCC) in Bangok, Thailand from 17 to 20 October 2016. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has agreed the outlines of two new reports that will help governments implement the Paris Climate Change Agreement. Download the press release

 

 

Some of the WGI Bureau and TSU members in Bangkok

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SR1.5 Scoping meeting, Geneva, Switzerland

 

A scoping meeting for the Special Report on 1.5°C was held on 15-18 August 2016 in Geneva Switzerland. The meeting resulted in a draft Scoping Paper describing the objectives and an annotated outline of the Special Report as well as the process and timeline for its preparation to be considered by the 44th Session of the IPCC in October 2016. All the details on the scoping meeting of the Special Report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways are available here and in the Scoping meeting report

 

 

SR1.5 Scoping Meeting particiapnts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

43rd Session of IPCC, Nairobi, Kenya

 

The 43rd Session of the IPCC was held in the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) in Gigiri from 11 to 13 April 2016. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has decided the strategy and timeline for its next series of reports, the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6), and the special reports that will be prepared in the next few years. Download the press release

 

 

Some of the WGI Bureau and TSU members

 

Photo by IISD/Kiara Worth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WGI Technical Support Unit implemented

 

WGI is glad to report on the implementation of our Technical Support Unit, acknowledging support from the French governement through the Ministery of Environment, Energy and Sea; the Ministery of Foreign Affairs; and the Ministery of Research and Education and thank the French focal point for his support to prepare and implement our TSU. The TSU is hosted at the Paris Saclay University, in close partnership with the Institut Pierre Simon Laplace research center. TSU information here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Election of WGI Co-Chairs and Bureau

 

At the 42nd Session of the IPCC in Dubrovnik, Croatia, 5-8 October 2015, the Fifth Assessment Report period officially came to an end and a new bureau was elected for the Sixth Assessment Report.

 

 

The new Working Group I Co-Chairs

 

 

Panmao Zhai (China) and Valérie Masson-Delmotte (France)

 

 

The Co-Chairs will be supported by the newly elected Working Group I Vice Chairs:

 

Edvin Aldrian (Indonesia)

Fatima Driouech (Morocco)

Gregory Flato (Canada)

Jan Fuglestvedt (Norway)

Muhammad Tariq (Pakistan)

Carolina Vera (Argentina)

Noureddine Yassaa (Algeria)

 

 

The outgoing Co-Chairs of WGI, Thomas Stocker and Qin Dahe, as well as the WGI TSU for AR5, wish the new Co-Chairs and the WGI Bureau all the best and plenty of success for their important contributions to the Sixth Assessment cycle.