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Climate change conversation must be sustained – IPCC scribe

Governments and other organizational partners have been urged to sustain the global conversation on climate change.

Hoesung Lee, the Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) stated this during the Press Conference presenting the Working Group III contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report.

Lee noted that the report itself was powerful evidence – which proved that the global community has the potential to mitigate climate change.

We are at a crossroads. This is the time for action. We have the tools and know-how required to limit warming and secure a liveable future. The report marks the completion of the scientific trilogy. It is the last piece of the three IPCC Working Groups contributions to the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6). This report provides the most recent scientific knowledge for sound decision-making with unique information about all sectors to complement the regional aspects provided by Working Groups I and II. It confirms that the IPCC is the authoritative scientific voice of the United Nations on climate change. IPCC is the unique interface between climate science and policy-making.”

Hoesung Lee, the Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

Lee assured that in the period between COP26 in Glasgow and COP27 in Egypt, the IPCC will have provided three vitally important and policy-relevant reports and the Synthesis Report, and will be presenting the findings of these reports, as mandated by last year’s COP in Glasgow.

The critically important Working Group III contribution assesses progress made in mitigation and options available for the future.

Building on previous reports, it is looking at enabling conditions across sectors and systems in the aspects of the technological, environmental, economic and social dimensions.