The IPCC Synthesis Report: Key findings from this 7-year cycle

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This month, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is scheduled to release its Synthesis Report, the final product from its last seven years of reporting. The report integrates all IPCC reports from the current cycle to provide a comprehensive understanding of climate change drivers, impacts, and adaptation and mitigation responses.

Join us at this event for an opportunity to hear directly from Australians involved in preparing and approving this report about its key findings, and the urgent action required to address the challenges and opportunities of climate change.


  • Professor Frank Jotzo, Head of Energy, ANU Institute for Climate, Energy & Disaster Solutions; IPCC Lead Author
  • Professor Malte Meinshausen, Professor in Climate Science, The University of Melbourne; IPCC Lead Author
  • Professor Mark Howden, Director, ANU Institute for Climate, Energy & Disaster Solutions; IPCC Vice-Chair, Working Group II
  • Mel Ford, on behalf of the IPCC National Focal Point. National Inventory Systems and International Reporting Branch in the Australian Government's Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

Supported by the Australian Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water, this event is co-hosted by the ANU Institute for Climate, Energy & Disaster Solutions and Melbourne Climate Futures.

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  • The event will be hybrid, with online attendance available via Zoom. 
  • The event will conclude with light refreshments for in-person participants from 7pm.
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The IPCC is the global science body providing policymakers with regular assessments of the scientific basis of climate change, its impacts and future risks, and options for adaptation and mitigation. The IPCC operates on an approximately 7 year cycle and within each cycle, prepares several reports. The IPCC is currently near the end of its 6th cycle and the key reports are:

Working Group Reports:

1. The Physical Science Basis – released 9 August 2021

2. Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability – released 28 February 2022

3. Mitigation of Climate Change – released 4 April 2022

4. Synthesis Report – scheduled to be released in March 2023

Special Reports:
Global Warming of 1.5°C
Climate Change and Land
The Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate