QUNO delivers intervention at the 57th session of the IPCC
QUNO attended the 57th session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which met from 27-30 September, in Geneva. Climate scientists and Government Representatives discussed the organization’s budget and work programme, and complications due to the delayed production of the 6th Assessment Synthesis Report and elections of a new IPCC Chair. QUNO, speaking for Quakers under the Friends of the World Committee for Consultation (FWCC), made four interventions which can be read below or at the Earth News Bulletin here. In addition to supporting an update of climate science statistics into the delayed Synthesis Report, QUNO expressed concern that most countries fail to register their military emissions, which could compromise IPCC modelling and projections. QUNO welcomed a process to ensure that all military emissions are included in national GHG inventories.