Five-day session of IPCC on climate change begins in Paris

New Delhi (NVI): The 52nd session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) starts from today at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris. The five-day-long session will end on February 28.

UNESCO hosted a panel to discuss and share views on the ways and means to raise ambition for more effective climate action and the role and contributions of science and knowledge, during the opening ceremony today.

The outline of the Synthesis Report for the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6 SYR) will be highlighted by IPCC from February 24-28.

The Synthesis Report, due to be released in the first part of 2022, will present the latest state of climate knowledge by drawing on information from the other reports. It also serves as a medium for international negotiations and will be referred to during the Paris Agreement in 2023.

IPCC is a UN body that assesses the science related to climate change. It was established by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in 1988 and provides data concerning climate change, its implications and potential future risks.

The 52nd Session by UNESCO will host a panel discussion with the IPCC, “Planet in Peril: Transforming the Course of Climate Action”.

The discussion will bring together eminent scientists, climate experts, youth leaders and representatives from all the member countries around the world.