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Chinese delegation attended the Forty-Sixth Session of the IPCC

13-09-2017Source:China Meteorological News Press

Chinese delegation attended the 46th Session of the IPCC.

The Forty-Sixth session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)  took place in Montreal (Canada) from 6 to 10 September 2017. Chinese delegation which head by Yu Rucong, Deputy Administrator of China Meteorological Administration (CMA) attended the session. Zhai Panmao, a researcher of CMA also attended the meeting as co-chair of IPCC Working Group I.

The delegation members are from the National Development and Reform Commission, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Tsinghua University, China Meteorological Administration and others.

In the session, IPCC has agreed the outline of its next comprehensive scientific assessment of climate change, the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report (AR6). IPCC agreed the outlines of the three working group contributions to AR6, which will all be delivered in 2021. The next step for the IPCC is to invite nominations through Governments and observers organizations for authors from among the international research community, who will prepare the report.

The draft outlines had been prepared following a scientific scoping meeting in May held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. At the meeting in Montreal, representatives of the IPCC’s 195 member governments discussed this draft and agreed on a final outline. 

The outline of the Synthesis Report, the final instalment of AR6, will be agreed in 2019. The Synthesis Report will integrate the three working group contributions and the Special Reports produced during the AR6 cycle. It will be finalized in April 2022. 

In the 46th session, IPCC also considered options for strengthening the financial stability of the IPCC and for aligning its work with the global stocktake cycles of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. (Sep.13)

Editor Hao Jing