In March 2023, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its final ‘Synthesis Report’. The report integrates all IPCC reports from the current Sixth Assessment Cycle (AR6) to provide a comprehensive understanding of climate change drivers, impacts, and adaptation and mitigation responses. Find out what this report means for the Pacific.
This regional dialogue will bring people together from across the Pacific region to discuss what we have learnt from the last 7 years of IPCC reporting. As a key input into international climate negotiations, this event will highlight the findings most relevant to the priorities of Pacific Island Countries and Territories and elaborate on the link between the work of the IPCC and UNFCCC negotiations.
Audience members will hear from IPCC Working Group II Vice-Chair Professor Mark Howden on the implications of these reports for the Pacific. Following this, there will be a panel event with representatives from across the region who are deeply engaged in climate change work. This panel will discuss the report findings as well as ways of strengthening Pacific countries’ active engagement in IPCC reports and processes. As a dialogue event, the audience will have an opportunity to engage with panellists in a Q&A session.
A recording of the event can be found at this link.
Prof Mark Howden Lecture on Synthesis Report findings
Prof Mark Howden presentation on IPCC Background
Program (AEST GMT+10) This event is being held in Nadi, Fiji (GMT+12). The times below are in AEST.
7-7.25am Opening Remarks
7.25 -8.30am Synthesis Report presentation
8.30-9.00am BREAK FOR ONLINE PARTICIPANTS
9-9.50am Dialogue Panel Session and audience Q&A9.50-10am Closing Remarks
Join us to hear diverse perspectives on the work of the IPCC and its role in supporting climate decision-making across the Pacific.
This event is co-hosted with the Pacific Climate Change Centre at SPREP.