IPCC launch the Synthesis Report of the Sixth Assessment Report today

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is currently in its Sixth Assessment cycle, during which the IPCC will produce the Assessment reports of its three Working Groups, including the Synthesis report.

The Synthesis Report will be the last of the Sixth Assessment Report products. It integrates materials contained within the Assessment Reports and Special Reports.

The Synthesis Report of the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) provides an overview of the state of knowledge on the science of climate change, emphasizing new results since the publication of the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) in 2014.

It is based on the reports of the three Working Groups of the IPCC, as well as on the three Special Reports on Global Warming of 1.5°C, on Climate Change and Land, and on the Ocean and the Cryosphere in a Changing Climate.

2023 is when countries will review progress towards the Paris Agreement goals, including the goal of keeping global warming to well below 2°C while pursuing efforts to limit it to 1.5°C.

The Synthesis Report provides an integrated view of climate change as the final part of the AR6. The AR6 Synthesis Report document will consist of two parts: (a) a Summary for Policymakers (b) a Longer Report.

The IPCC will hold a press conference to present the Summary for Policymakers of Climate Change 2023: Synthesis Report

The press conference is scheduled to start at 14.00 CET (13.00 GMT) on Monday, 20 March 2023.

The press conference will be streamed live on the IPCC YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/SYRPRcfe.

It will also be streamed live on UN Web TV

WMO Synthesis Report summary available here

IPCC Synthesis Report available here

Synthesis Report of the Sixth Assessment Report

Synthesis Report of the Sixth Assessment Report