IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land

IPCC #SRCCL accepted by the Panel!
 #IPCC will present this report to the world
Thurs. Aug. 8 at 10:00 Geneva time.

8 August 2019. The IPCC , the world body for assessing the state of scientific knowledge related to climate change, its impacts and potential future risks, and possible response options, saw the Summary for Policymakers of the Special Report on Climate Change and Land (SRCCL) approved by the world’s governments on Wednesday 07/08 in Geneva, Switzerland.

The approved Summary for Policymakers was presented 08/08 at a live-streamed press conference at 10 a.m. CEST at the World Meteorological Organization. It could also be followed remotely at the IPCC Facebook Page. A high quality video is available on UNWEBTV.

It will be a key scientific input into forthcoming climate and environment negotiations, such as the Conference of the Parties of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (COP14) in New Delhi , India in September and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference (COP25) in Santiago, Chile , in December.

The different chapters of the report and the summary for policy makers can be downloaded here.

Further references

2 – 6 August 2019. Geneva, Switzerland. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)Fifty plenary session IPCC 50.

The IPCC discussed the report on Climate Change and Land: an IPCC special report on climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems (SRCCL).

Over two years in the making, the Special Report on Climate Change and Land explores how the way we use our land contributes to climate change and how climate change affects our land. It follows the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5ºC released in October 2018. 
The Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate, to be finalized in September 2019, will look at oceans and the frozen world.

Miles Perry, European Union, 

The full title reflects the breadth of the report, which covers:

  • greenhouse gas fluxes related to land; 
  • interactions between climate change and desertification, land degradation and food security; 
  • land-related impacts and risks; response options that help adapt to climate change; 
  • response options that reduce land related emissions or enhance the take-up of carbon by land systems; 
  • and links to sustainable development more broadly. 

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