Climate Conferences

COP 27 Climate Conference in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt

(November 6-20, 2022)

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COP 26 Climate Conference in Glasgow, UK

(October 30-November 12, 2021)

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6th Intergovernmental Panel Report on Climate Change (IPCC): The Physical Science Basis

(February 2022)

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What the IPCC Report on Climate Change: The Physical Science Basis Means for the World's Climate Ambition

What Does This Report Tell Us?

This report shows that climate change impacts are rapidly getting more severe worldwide. Extreme weather-related events like heat waves, droughts, flooding and wildfires are already harming people, ecosystems, community safety, food security, infrastructure and the economy and it’s worsening.

Communities around the world are ill-prepared for the level of climate disruption that is already upon us. Adaptation plans are inadequately funded which is leaving our most vulnerable communities at risk.

Vulnerability to the impacts of climate change varies widely around the world and in different segments of society. Those suffering the worst impacts have contributed least to the crisis.

The Report

The thirteen chapters of the Working Group I report provide an assessment of the current evidence on the physical science of climate change, knowledge evaluation gained from observations, reanalyses, paleoclimate archives and climate model simulations, as well as physical, chemical and biological climate processes. (1300 pages?)

  • The Regional Information component provides access to climate change information (variables and derived indices) from the main datasets used in the report.

  • The Regional Synthesis component allows the exploration of key synthesized assessments building on multiple lines of evidence across the Working Group I reference regions. This component supports the SPM and is being updated to align with the final approval version (to be presented in late September).

  • Link to the Interactive Atlas

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6th Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report

(August 2021)

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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, eight years in the making, released 9 August 2021, has found that human activity is “unequivocally” the cause of rapid changes to the climate, including sea level rises, melting polar ice and glaciers, heatwaves, floods and droughts. Learn about the the current climate situation and projections for the future.

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