WASHINGTON (January 27, 2022)—The IPCC will release its next major climate science report on Monday, February 28, with a focus on climate change impacts, adaptation and vulnerability. Prepared by the IPCC’s Working Group II, the report will be released following a two week-long approval session from February 14 to 25. Another IPCC report will come out on April 4 which will profile pathways to curb emissions to limit climate change.

The Working Group II report is sure to be of great interest to policymakers and garner widespread media coverage considering the remarkable year of extreme weather in 2021, the growing public concern about the climate crisis and the forthcoming UN climate summit in Egypt this November. 

Join us for a press briefing on February 9 at 11:00am ET to help prepare journalists for the IPCC report release. Register here: https://wri.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_y1Z_k7M8R7erfI0WxdoEBw.  

Speakers will explain what the report will cover, what the approval process is, and how the report will inform the climate policy debate in the months ahead. We will also point to new and interesting story angles, such as tipping points, climate impacts at different temperature thresholds, resilience strategies, regional variations, and how to support communities when climate changes go beyond their ability to adapt. 

Following brief presentations, we will provide ample time for questions from the media.

Speakers include:

  • Kelly Levin, Chief of Science, Data and Systems Change, Bezos Earth Fund
  • Rebecca Carter, Acting Director, Climate Resilience Practice, WRI
  • Preety Bhandari, Senior Advisor, Global Climate Program and Finance Center, WRI
  • David Waskow, International Climate Director, WRI
  • Rhys Gerholdt, Communications Director, Climate Program, WRI (moderator)

Press call with WRI and Bezos Earth Fund experts previewing insights from the IPCC’s Working Group II climate science report, which will be published on February 28

February 9, 2022 at 11:00am ET / 17:00 CET

Register here to join the press briefing

Please contact Rhys Gerholdt (rhys.gerholdt@wri.org) with any questions.