By Houmi Ahamed-Mikidache
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change decisions
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has decided the strategy and timeline for its next series of reports, the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6), and the special reports, during the 43rd Session of the IPCC held in the United Nations office in Nairobi, Kenya. These reports will be prepared in the next few years. Following the request of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) the scientists agreed to provide a special report in 2018 on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 ºC above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways. Two other special reports will be submitted. One on Climate Change and Ocean and the Cryosphere. The other on Climate Change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems. In the Sixth Assessment Report, the IPCC also decided to draw attention to impacts of climate change on cities and their unique adaptation and mitigation challenges and opportunities.