IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land

  • 06th August 2019
  • by secretary

2 – 6 August 2019. Geneva, Switzerland. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)Fifty plenary session IPCC 50.

The IPCC discussed the report on Climate Change and Land: an IPCC special report on climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems (SRCCL).

Over two years in the making, the Special Report on Climate Change and Land explores how the way we use our land contributes to climate change and how climate change affects our land. It follows the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5ºC released in October 2018. 

The Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate, to be finalized in September 2019, will look at oceans and the frozen world.

The full title reflects the breadth of the report, which covers:

  • greenhouse gas fluxes related to land; 
  • interactions between climate change and desertification, land degradation and food security; 
  • land-related impacts and risks; response options that help adapt to climate change; 

    Miles Perry, European Union, 
  • response options that reduce land related emissions or enhance the take-up of carbon by land systems; 
  • and links to sustainable development more broadly. 
8 August 2019. The approved Summary for Policymakers will be presented at a live-streamed press conference at 10 a.m. CEST at the World Meteorological Organization.