The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) opened a meeting on Monday to consider its Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 ºC. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) have just published an article about the meeting, with special mention of the role of WCRP. WMO Chief Scientist and Research Director, Pavel Kabat, stated that WMO co-sponsored programmes like WCRP play a fundamental, inaugural role in convening the global research community, both to advance our understanding of fundamental processes and to develop and continuously improve climate models. He went on to say:

“Information, data, and climate scenarios, which this well-organized science community generates in support of IPCC assessments, are therefore always based on the latest, state of the art knowledge and models. New developments and advancements are expected to come fast.

In the climate debate, seamless, integrative thinking means the emissions/mitigation experts, climate modelers, and adaptation experts sit together at one table. I would like to congratulate my IPCC colleagues for doing exactly that during the coming days when deliberating about the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C.”

The meeting on the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 ºC is taking place from 1 — 5 October in Incheon, Republic of Korea. More information about the meeting can be found on the IPCC website (photo: IPCC).

IPCC 1.5 degrees meeting