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Guidance note – The concept of risk in the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report: a summary of cross Working Group discussions

The concept of risk is a key aspect of how the IPCC assesses and communicates to decision-makers the potential adverse impacts of, and response options to, climate change. The use of the concept of risk has not been fully consistent across Working Groups or between assessment cycles, given that the concept itself and its use by IPCC has continued to evolve.

Svitlana Krakovska (LA, Atlas Chapter)
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Congratulations to Svitlana Krakovska!

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Ukrainian Antarctic Station "Vernadsky Research Base", the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy presented state awards to leading Ukrainian polar explorers for their contribution to scientific activities in Antarctica.

Svitlana Krakovska (LA, Atlas Chapter) is one of the first Ukrainian women to head to Antarctica in the late 1990s to study it. 

Bronwyn Hayward

IPCC author honoured by New Zealand

IPCC author Bronwyn Hayward has been made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) in New Zealand’s new year’s honours. She has been recognized for her services in political science, particularly sustainability, climate change and youth. New Zealand’s Order of Merit was established in 1996 by Queen Elizabeth II to recognize outstanding service to the Crown and people of New Zealand in a civil or military capacity.

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IPCC extends Working Group I literature cut-off date, postpones final lead author meeting

GENEVA, May 29 – The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has extended the cut-off date for scientific literature to be included in the contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) of Working Group I, which deals with the physical science basis of climate change, by four months from 30 September 2020 in the original Working Group I schedule to 31 January 2021. 

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IPCC to dedicate new report to former Co-Chair Sir John Houghton

GENEVA, May 1 –  The Working Group I contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will be dedicated to the memory of leading climate scientist Sir John Houghton.

Sir John, who died of complications from COVID-19 on 15 April 2020 aged 88, was one of the key figures in the creation of the IPCC in 1988, and served as Chair and Co-Chair of Working Group I, which assesses the physical science basis of climate change, for the IPCC’s first three assessment reports from 1988 to 2002.

IPCC extends review of Working Group I Sixth Assessment Report Second Order Draft

GENEVA, April 7 – The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has extended government and expert review of the second order draft of the Working Group I contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) by six weeks to allow reviewers more time in the light of disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

IPCC opens second draft of Working Group I Sixth Assessment Report for government and expert review

GENEVA, 2 March – The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has opened the second order draft of the Working Group I contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) to government and expert review, marking the continued advancement of preparation in the flagship report. 

The review runs from 2 March to 26 April 2020 and interested experts can register until midnight CET on 19 April at  https://apps.ipcc.ch/comments/ar6wg1/sod/register.php.