The IPCC approved and accepted Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate at its 51st Session held on 20 – 23 September 2019. The approved Summary for policymakers (SPM) was presented at a press conference on 25 September 2019.
For this Special Report, more than 100 scientists from more than 30 countries assessed the latest scientific knowledge about the physical science basis and impacts of climate change on ocean, coastal, polar and mountain ecosystems, and the human communities that depend on them. Their vulnerabilities, as well as adaptation capacities, were also evaluated. Options for achieving elimate-resilient development pathways were presented as well.
SROCC follows the Special Report on Climate Change and Land (SRCCL) released in August 2019 and the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5ºC released in October 2018.
Watch the IPCC Press Conference – Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate: