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Thirtieth Session of the Intergovernmental Panel
on Climate Change (IPCC)

21-23 April 2009 | Antalya, Turkey

The 30th session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was held from 21-23 April 2009 in Antalya, Turkey, with approximately 320 participants in attendance.

During the meeting, the Panel focused mainly on the scoping process for the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) with a view to providing guidance to the climate change experts who will define the outline of the AR5 during the AR5 scoping meeting to be held in Venice, Italy, from 13-17 July 2009. For this purpose, the Panel adopted a number of proposals on the near-term future of the IPCC and the scoping of the AR5. The Panel also decided to proceed with the preparation of a Special Report on managing the risks of extreme events and disasters, and agreed to hold a number of expert meetings on topics such as human settlements and the detection and attribution of anthropogenic climate change. More.
L-R: Veysel Eroğlu, Minister of Environment and Forestry, Turkey, presents Rajendra Pachauri, IPCC Chair, with a gift.
Rajendra Pachauri, IPCC Chair, welcomes delegates to the Thirtieth Session of the IPCC.
On Tuesday morning, Geoffrey Love, WMO, highlighted the importance of engaging both governments and the scientific community.
On Wednesday evening, delegates met in a contact group on regional
assessment.
The sun sets over the swimming pool at the Miracle Hotel and Conference Center.
The Miracle Hotel and Conference Center.
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