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Thirty-second Session of the IPCC
Daily web highlights
11 October |12 October|13 October| 14 October

Highlights for Thursday, 14 October 2010
On Thursday, 14 October 2010, IPCC 32 concluded in Busan, Republic of Korea. Delegates convened in several contact groups on IPCC processes and procedures, IPCC governance and management and the scope of the Synthesis Report of the 5th Assessment Report. Drafting groups met throughout the morning and early afternoon. This was followed by a closing plenary to adopt decisions on various issues. The plenary closed at 7:06pm.
Closing press conference (l-r): Thelma Krug, Co-Chair of Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories, Chris Field, Working Group II Co-Chair, Rajendra Pachauri, IPCC Chair, Hoesung Lee, IPCC Vice-Chair, Youba Sokona, Working Group III Co-Chair, and Thomas Stocker, Working Group I Co-Chair
The BEXCO conference center when IPCC 32 took place
Process and procedures contact group

Highlights for Wednesday, 13 October 2010
On Wednesday, 13 October 2010, the 32nd Session of the IPCC (IPCC 32) continued in Busan, Republic of Korea. Delegates convened in plenary to discuss election of Bureau members, progress reports on the IPCC Scholarship Fund and forthcoming special reports and a stocktaking on progress under the contact groups. Drafting groups, contact groups, and task groups convened to address IPCC processes and procedures, IPCC governance and management, the scope of the Synthesis Report of the 5th Assessment Report and the IPCC communication strategy. The Financial Task Team also met to address the IPCC programme and budget for 2010-2014.  
A view of the room during the contact group on the AR5 Synthesis Report.
A view of the dais during the processes and procedures contact group.
Ismail Elgizouli, Sudan, was elected IPCC Vice-Chair
Delegates during the plenary session
The New Zealand delegation
Austrian delegates during the morning plenary
Contact group on the Synthesis Report Co-Chairs and Rapporteur

Highlights for Tuesday, 12 October 2010
On Tuesday, 12 October 2010, the 32nd Session of the IPCC (IPCC 32) continued in Busan, Republic of Korea. Delegates convened in plenary for a presentation by Sir Peter Williams, The Royal Society, UK, on the InterAcademy Council Review of the processes and procedures of the IPCC, which was followed by a question and answer session. Contact groups convened on IPCC processes and procedures, IPCC governance and management, and the scope of the Synthesis Report of the 5th Assessment Report. A drafting group on governance and management continued late into the evening.   
Sir Peter Williams, Vice-President of The Royal Society, UK, and member of the IAC Review committee, presented the major findings and recommendations of the IAC.

Guests during the welcoming dinner

Musical performance during the welcoming dinner
Musical performance during the welcoming dinner
Sir Peter Williams, IPCC Secretary Renate Christ, and IPCC Chair Rejendra Pachauri
Conchita Martinez, Spain, and Co-Chair of the contact group on management and governance (center)

Highlights for Monday, 11 October 2010
The 32nd Session of the IPCC (IPCC 32) opened on 11 October 2010 in Busan, Republic of Korea. The panel convened in plenary and adopted the agenda and the report of IPCC-31. The panel also commenced discussions on the IPCC programme and budget for the period 2010-2014, the scope of the Synthesis Report of the 5th Assessment Report, and the InterAcademy Review of the processes and procedures of the IPCC. Discussions on these issues will continue in contact groups on Tuesday morning. The evening concluded with a welcome dinner hosted by the Korea Meteorological Association and attended by the Prime Minister of the Republic of South Korea Kim Hwang-sik.
Lee Maanee, Minister, of Environment, Republic of Korea
Rajendra Pachauri, Chair of the IPCC, makes an opening statement.
Delegates listening to Rajendra Pachauri’s speech.
L-R: Chun Byung-Seong, Administrator, Korea Meteorological Association, and Lee Maanee, Minister, of Environment, Republic of Korea
L-R: Hur Nam-sik, Mayor of Busan, Republic of Korea, and Renate Christ, IPCC Secretary
L-R: Jeremiah Lengoasa, Deputy Secretary-General, WMO, and Peter Gilruth, UNEP
L-R: Former Prime Minister Han Seung-soo, Chair, Global Green Growth Institute, Republic of Korea, and Hur Nam-sik, Mayor of Busan, Republic of Korea
L-R: Renate Christ, IPCC Secretary, and Rajendra Pachauri, Chair of the IPCC
L-R: Rajendra Pachauri, Chair of the IPCC, and Lee Maanee, Minister, of Environment, Republic of Korea
Jeremiah Lengoasa, Deputy Secretary-General, WMO, addresses the plenary
L-R: Francis Hayes, WMO, and Lee Maanee, Minister of Environment, Republic of Korea
Delegates listening to Jeremiah Lengoasa’s speech.
A view of the room.
Related Links
IPCC resources
*Meeting website
*Provisional agenda
*Draft report of the thirty-first session
*IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) - Scope, Content and Process for the Preparation of the Synthesis Report of the IPCC AR5
*Review of the IPCC Processes and Procedures - Report by the InterAcademy Council

General resources
*Korean Government’s web site for the meeting
*Gateway to the UN System’s Work on Climate Change

IISD RS resources
*IISD RS summary and analysis of the Thirty-first Session of the IPCC, 26-29 October 2009, Bali, Indonesia (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF) (Spanish: HTML - PDF) (Japanese: PDF)
*IISD RS summary and analysis of the Thirtieth Session of the IPCC, 21-23 April 2009, Antalya, Turkey (English: HTML - PDF) (Spanish: HTML - PDF) (Japanese: PDF)
*IISD RS summary and analysis of the Twenty-ninth Session of the IPCC, 31 August - 4 September 2008, Geneva, Switzerland (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF) (Spanish: HTML - PDF) (Japanese: PDF)
*IISD RS summary and analysis of the Twenty-eighth Session of the IPCC, 9-10 April 2008, Budapest, Hungary (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF) (Spanish: HTML - PDF) (Japanese: PDF)
*IISD RS coverage of the Twenty-seventh session of the IPCC, 12-17 November 2007, Valencia, Spain
*IISD RS summary and analysis of the Ninth session of the IPCC Working Group III (WGIII)/Twenty-sixth session of the IPCC, 30 April - 4 May 2007, Bangkok, Thailand (English: HTML - PDF) (Spanish: HTML - PDF) (Japanese: PDF)
*IISD RS archive of meetings on climate change, and backgrounder
*Climate-L - A mailing list for news on climate change policy
*SIDS Policy and Practice - A Knowledgebase on the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States
*Linkages Update - Bi-weekly international environment and sustainable development news
*MEA Bulletin - Newsletter on key MEAs and their secretariats
*Climate-L.org - News and information on the actions of international organizations in responding to the problem of global climate change
*African Regional Coverage
*Latin America and Caribbean Regional Coverage
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