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Teaser: IPCC Job: Science Officer in the Technical Support Unit
  • 09.05.2016
  • ProClim
  • IPCC
  • job posting
  • news

IPCC Job: Science Officer in the Technical Support Unit

Call for experts to participate in the Scoping Meeting for the IPCC Special Report on 1.5°C
  • 02.05.2016
  • IPCC
  • news

Call for experts to participate in the Scoping Meeting for the IPCC Special Report on 1.5°C

The IPCC is looking for experts to participate in the Scoping Meeting for the IPCC Special Report on the Impacts of Global Warming of 1.5°C above Pre-industrial Levels and related Global Greenhouse Gas Emission Pathways.
Teaser: IPCC agrees on special reports, AR6 workplan
  • 21.04.2016
  • IPCC
  • news

IPCC agrees on special reports, AR6 workplan

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.
Teaser: IPCC Expert Meeting on communication
  • 07.02.2016
  • IPCC
  • news

IPCC Expert Meeting on communication

The Expert Meeting will develop recommendations to make IPCC reports more readable, accessible and policy-relevant. The meeting is being held on 9-10 February 2016 in Oslo, Norway
Teaser: Switzerland nominates Thomas Stocker for IPCC Chair
  • 05.02.2015
  • IPCC
  • news

Switzerland nominates Thomas Stocker for IPCC Chair

The Federal Council announced today that it will nominate Professor Thomas Stocker from the University of Bern as a candidate for Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The term of office of the current IPCC Chair, Rajendra Pachauri, is drawing to a close. The members of the IPCC are due to elect his successor in October 2015.
Teaser: IPCC Synthesis 2014 — Meeting Report
  • 2014
  • conference report

IPCC Synthesis 2014 — Meeting Report

The publication of the Synthesis Report is the crowning completion of the IPCC fifth Assessment Report. It contains the scientific work of about 800 scientists during five years. Only one day after the approval in Copenhagen, key contributors presented its most important findings to stakeholders, media and public in Bern on 3 November 2014. For the first time, the report is not just an aggregation but puts the content into an integral perspective and emphasizes cross-cutting issues. Federal Council Doris Leuthard informed about the Swiss climate policy and honoured IPCC and its important work.
Teaser: Forum IPCC Climate Change 2014 - Meeting report
  • 2014
  • conference report

Forum IPCC Climate Change 2014 - Meeting report

On 12 May 2014 Swiss researchers who have been engaged in the elaboration of the IPCC report presented an overview and key messages of the Summary of Policymakers and of the chapters they were involved. About 220 participants attended the forum organized by ProClim, OFEV and the University of Fribourg. It was a follow-up of the event in Bern where the first IPCC volume 'The Physical Science Basis' had been presented.
Teaser: Full IPCC Working Group I report published
  • 30.01.2014
  • IPCC
  • OcCC - Advisory Body on Climate Change
  • news

Full IPCC Working Group I report published

Working Group I of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has now finalised its full report Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis. It is published online on Thursday 30 January 2014, together with the first- and second-order drafts, review comments on these drafts and the responses by author teams to these comments, as well as extensive additional material.
Teaser: IPCC-Headlines
  • 10.10.2013
  • IPCC
  • news

IPCC-Headlines

Die Hauptaussagen des ersten Bandes des fünften IPCC Assessments von 2013 "Wissenschaftliche Grundlagen" basieren auf den im Synthesebericht für Entscheidungsträger (SPM = Summary for Policy Makers) und wurden vom IPCC WGI TSU (Technical Support Unit) zusammengestellt.
Teaser: Stakeholder-Anlass "IPCC Climate Change 2013-WGI" – Meeting Report
  • 2013
  • conference report

Stakeholder-Anlass "IPCC Climate Change 2013-WGI" – Meeting Report

Auf internationaler Ebene wurde am 27. September anlässlich einer Pressekonferenz in Stockholm der Bericht der Working Group I des fünften IPCC Sachstandsberichts 2013 vorgestellt. Am 30. September stellten am Bericht beteiligte Schweizer Forschende in Bern die Hauptaussagen mit Relevanz für die Schweiz vor. Zielpublikum des öffentlichen Anlasses waren Entscheidungsträger aus Verwaltung, Wirtschaft und Politik sowie Forschende, Medienschaffende und die interessierte Öffentlichkeit. Die Veranstaltung stiess auf grosses Interesse: Etwa 370 Personen nahmen daran teil.
meeting report: Sea Level Rise and Ice Sheet Instabilities
  • 2010
  • conference report
  • Report

Sea Level Rise and Ice Sheet Instabilities

Sea level rise is one of the major long-term consequences of human-induced climate change. Future projections of sea level changes and their regional expression are of crucial importance for the sustainability of coastal settlements around the world.
Meeting Report: Assessing and Combining Multi Model Climate Projections
  • 2010
  • conference report
  • Report

Assessing and Combining Multi Model Climate Projections

Climate model results provide the basis for projections of future climate change and increasing numbers of models are likely to contribute to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC AR5). The heterogeneity in the new generation of climate models and an increasing emphasis on estimates of uncertainty in the projections raise questions about how best to evaluate and combine model results in order to improve the reliability of projections.
Teaser: Review of the IPCC Assessment Procedure
  • 30.08.2010
  • IPCC
  • news

Review of the IPCC Assessment Procedure

The InterAcademy Council (IAC) of the world's science academies today presented its review of the IPCC, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. It concludes that the IPCC assessment reports have been successful over all, but IPCC needs a fundamental reform of its management structure to handle the increasingly complex task.
Teaser: 831 key experts selected for the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report
  • 25.06.2010
  • IPCC
  • news

831 key experts selected for the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report

The IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) just announced the release of the final list of Coordinating Lead Authors, Lead Authors and Review Editors. This team of 831 experts will coordinate the assessment of the forthcoming IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5). The three volumes will be published between 2013 and 2014.
  • 12.03.2010
  • IPCC
  • news

Evaluation of the procedures to conduct IPCC assessment reports

The InterAcademy Council (IAC [1]) will conduct an independent review of the IPCC’s processes and the Procedures for preparing IPCC reports to further strengthen the quality of the Panel’s reports on behalf of the UN and IPCC. The IAC is the umbrella organization for various national academies of science from countries around the world.
Teaser: IPCCnews Issue 1
  • 31.01.2010
  • IPCC
  • news

IPCCnews Issue 1

IPCCnews reports about calls and progresses in assessment reports and special reports.
Meeting Report: Detection and Attribution Related to Anthropogenic Climate Change
  • 2009
  • conference report
  • Report

Detection and Attribution Related to Anthropogenic Climate Change

The reliable detection and attribution (D&A;) of changes in climate and their effects is fundamental to understanding the scientific basis of climate change and in enabling decision makers to manage climate-related risk.
  • 03.09.2008
  • IPCC
  • news

20 Jahre IPCC

  • 2007
  • conference report

IPCC Forum 2007 - Meeting Report

Towards new scenarios for the analysis of emissions, climate change, impact, and response strategies
  • 2007
  • Report

Towards new scenarios for the analysis of emissions, climate change, impact, and response strategies

Scenarios of potential future anthropogenic climate change, underlying driving forces, and response options have always been an important component of the work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The IPCC decided that rather than directly coordinating and approving new scenarios itself, the process of scenario development should now be coordinated by the research community. The IPCC would seek to “catalyze” the timely production by others of new scenarios for a possible Fifth Assessment Report (AR5). For this purpose it conveened an expert meeting to consider the scientific community’s plans for developing new scenarios, and to identify a set of “benchmark emissions scenarios” (now referred to in this report as “Representative Concentration Pathways-RCPs”. The RCPs will be used to initiate climate model simulations for developing climate scenarios for use in a broad range of climate-change related research and assessment and were requested to be “compatible with the full range of stabilization, mitigation and baseline emissions scenarios available in the current scientific literature.”
  • 03.10.2003
  • IPCC
  • news

Climate Change and Water

1. Background and motivation
The IPCC, in several meetings, have stressed the importance of incorporating water-related issues more fully in to IPCC work. According to many experts, water and its availability and quality will be the main pressures, and issues, on societies and the environment under climate change. 2. Main Objectives
The IPCC Technical Paper on Climate Change and Water (TPCCW) seeks to improve our understanding of the links of both natural and anthropogenically induced climate change, its impacts, and adaptation and mitigation response options, with water issues. In particular, it will inform policy makers and stakeholders about the implications of climate change and climate change response options for water resources, as well as the implications of water resources for climate change and climate change response options, including associated synergies and tradeoffs. The scope of the TPCCW will be an evaluation of the impacts of climate variability and change on hydrological processes and regimes, and on water resources - their use, quality and management. Relatively little on the hydrology dimension will be included except to highlight the most significant new scientific results. The TPCCW will focus on implications for water resources without and with planned adaptation. Swiss Participant at the Scoping Meeting was Thomas Stocker. Timetable (tentative) The work plan for the production of the TPCCW has to be closely coordinated with the work plan for the 4th IPCC Assessment Report (AR4) since the TPCCW is based on material contained in the water-related chapters of the three working groups. The authors will be selected primarily from the author list of the related chapters of the AR4.
Search for Convening Lead Authors and Lead Authors: 3rd quarter 2005
Publication: Early 2008 The decision to go ahead with the Technical Paper will be made in November 2003.